Sunday, March 09, 2008

I Feel Like Going to Church - Ida Goodson Video

click image to see 83 pictures of Ida Cox

I think this video shows how gospel music has its roots in the blues, and also how the blues got some of its power from gospel singers. Ida Goodson is a very good example of a blues musician who lived in both worlds.

You can read all about her at Wikipedia, they have a nice write up on her.

This is in my mind a perfect example of how blues and gospel music are related from the mouth of someone who would know.

Here is an mp3 of the roliking Something has got a hold on me from the Music from the Florida Folklife Collection.

I also enjoyed this write up in the Piney Flatwoods Girl blog.

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