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On Heaven and Hell


01 Leatha Eller: The Heavenly Light Is Shining On Me (2:46)

Lomax film footage, Hiawassee, Georgia, 1982 (unissued)

02 Bukka White: I Am In the Heavenly Way (3:30)

Mississippi Blues (Takoma)

03 Reverend Gary Davis: We Are the Heavenly Father's Children (3:23)

If I Had My Way: The Early Home Recordings (Smithsonian Folkways)

04 Almeda Riddle: Children of the Heavenly King (3:00)

Granny Riddle's Songs and Ballads (Minstrel)

05 The Skillet Lickers: Hell Broke Loose In Georgia (3:01)

Old-Time Fiddle Tunes and Songs from North Georgia (County)

06 The Delta-aires: I Don't Want to Get In That Fire (2:24)

Birmingham Boys: Jubilee Gospel Quartets from Jefferson County, Alabama (Alabama Traditions)

07 Sister Rosetta Tharpe: What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? (5:01)

Spirituals and Rhythm (Diplomat)

08 Washington Phillips: What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? (3:16)

The Complete Recordings (Yazoo)

09 Miles and Bob Pratcher: I'm Gonna Live Anyhow Till I Die (2:35)
Southern Journey, Vol. 3: 61 Highway Mississippi (Rounder)



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Traditional, folk, vernacular, endangered, and extinct music from America and elsewhere. Hosted by Nathan Salsburg, an archivist, producer, and writer based in Louisville, Kentucky.

He has worked for the The Alan Lomax Archive since 2000, for which he currently serves in the capacities of production manager, photo and video archivist, and general digital catalog editor. Salsburg maintains an index of online vernacular music resources at his blog,, contributes occasional music writing to the Louisville Eccentric Observer and the Other Music weekly update, and is curator of Twos & Fews, a vernacular music imprint in collaboration with Chicago's Drag City label.