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General InformationEdit

Performer: Reverend Moses Mason
Instrumentation: Guitar
Date of recording: 1928
Record label: Paramount
Serial #:12702A (20290-2)

SummaryEdit

(As summarized by Harry Smith, The Anthology Of American Folk Music) "JOHN SAW NUMBER IN AIR. VOICE CRYING IN WILDERNESS; HOLY. JESUS BAPTIZED. HOW LONG MY LORD? JESUS FASTS, TEMPTERS COME. 'GET THEE BEHIND ME'" (10)

Information On This SongEdit

The vocals in this song are a good example of proto-rap.

Albums Featuring This SongEdit


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