God Is Not Dead (Biograph BLP 12036) 1971








Smith, Dan - God Is Not Dead








Premium authentic folk/blues sounds of the highest caliber featuring African American harmonica wailer and singer Dan Smith (i.e, Dan J. Smith, Rev. Dan Smith). Joining him on this recording are Bessie Jones (tambourine, clapping, second vocal), Michael Cooney (banjo, guitar), Bill Vanaver (guitar, mandolin, maracas) and Jack Hume (bass, bottleneck guitar). There’s so much enthusiasm and sincerity jumping around in these jams you can’t help but be pulled in, whether they’re originals like ‘Life Is Sweet’, ‘Seminary Vs. Calvary’, ‘Long Handle Spoon’, ‘Babylon Is Falling Down’, ‘Go Ye And Preach The Gospel’ and ‘Jesus Is Coming Back’, or public domain songs such as ‘Do You Know The Lord Laid His Hand On You’, ‘I’m Moving On’, ‘Where Shall I Be When The First Trumpet Sounds’ and the title track. Perfect hands-off production lets the natural vibes carry through. Liner notes by Pete Seeger. Dan also recorded a CD on The Choir’s Glasshouse label in the early ‘90s. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

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I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the track list.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Life Is Sweet3:11
1-2Do You Know The Lord Laid His Hand On You3:13
1-3Seminary Vs. Calvary4:08
1-4This Is The Lord’s House3:10
1-5I’m Moving On3:44
1-6Long Handle Spoon3:15
2-1Babylon Is Falling Down3:39
2-2Go Ye And Preach My Gospel3:15
2-3Where Will I Be When The First Trumpet Sounds2:37
2-4At The Table With The Lord3:46
2-5Jesus Is Coming Back3:20
2-6Every Day Will Be Sunday3:51
2-7God Is Not Dead2:39