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Sweet Honey In The Blues

A few years ago, when that big Scorsese-produced PBS special of films about "The Blues" was about to premiere, I was exceptionally psyched to hear that Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, Wings Of Desire) made one about this gospel blues singer named...

Illustration by Jim Krewson.

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1. “I’m Working On A Building,” Rev. Louis Overstreet (1962)

2. “Honey in the Rock,” AC & Blind Mamie Forehand (1927)

3. “I Got Two Wings,” Utah Smith (1953)

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4. “Don’t Take Everybody To Be Your Friend,” Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1947)


5. “Jesus Is On The Main Line,” Mississippi Fred McDowell (1966)

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6. “God’s Got It,” Rev. Charlie Jackson (1976)

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7. “Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit,” Luther Magby (1927)

8. “Death Is Only A Dream,” Reverend Edward W. Clayborn, the Guitar Evangelist (1926)

9. “The Bible’s Right,” Sister Ola Mae Terrell (1953)

10. “Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground,” Blind Willie Johnson (1927)