Songs of Struggle and Redemption

CD cover Dashon Burton, songs of struggle, spirituals and civil rights - on Acis

Songs of Struggle and Redemption: we shall overcome

Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Nathaniel Gumbs, piano

Release date: November 3, 2015

Spirituals and Civil Rights: Dashon Burton and Nate Gumbs grew up in the Bronx, NY and are rising artists in their fields. Burton recently won a Grammy Award as a founding member of the ensemble, “Roomful of Teeth” – he brings the nuance of his work with that ensemble to the rawness of the journey represented here. Mr. Gumbs is a fine improviser and several of the tracks on this disc are recorded “live”. This is Dashon Burton’s second disc with Acis, his first, Holocaust 1944, received high praise from Gramophone.

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1. Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child
2. My Lord, What a Mornin’
3. Go Down, Moses
4. Wade in De Water
5. Nobody Knows De Trouble I’ve Seen
6. I Want to be Ready
7. Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho
8. Steal Away
9. Deep River
10. Go Tell it on De Mountains! (Christmas Song of the Plantation)
11. Give Me Jesus
12. Ride On, King Jesus!
13. I’ve Been in the Storm
14. Were You There
15. He Never Said a Mumberlin’ Word
16. Don’t You Weep After Me
17. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
18. We Shall Not be Moved
19. This Train
20. If You Miss Me from the Back of the Bus
21. Freedom in the Air
22. We Shall Overcome