Sunday, May 16, 2010

Yolanda Rhodes "Wade In the Water"

Notes from YouTube;

The combination of Yolanda's storytelling and her powerful singing makes a compelling and entertaining statement.

Yolanda Rhodes - singer
Bob Gardner - bass,
Steve Jones - piano
John Strecker - drums

"Wade In The Water" is a traditional Negro Spiritual -- a folk song that was born out of the American institution of slavery. "Wade In The Water" and other Negro Spirituals sprang to life on the southern plantations of the United States. These songs spoke of hope, "and the ultimate justice and brotherhood..." of mankind. Most importantly, the descendants of African people sang about strategically escaping the inhumane bondage of slavery and about being liberated from the extremely cruel conditions that was imposed upon them
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