Various ‎– American Primitive Vol. I: Raw Pre-War Gospel (1926-36)

Revenant ‎– Rev 206
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Clear


A1 Blind Willie Davis I Believe I'll Go Back Home 2:43
A2 Eddie Head And His Family* Down On Me 3:04
A3 Blind Mamie Forehand Honey In The Rock 2:41
A4 Jaybird Coleman I'm Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan Some O' These Days 3:00
A5 Patton* And Lee* Oh Death 2:49
A6 Rev. I.B. Ware With Wife And Son You Better Quit Drinking Shine 3:23
A7 Blind Joe Taggart Been Listening All The Day 2:32
B1 William And Versey Smith Sinner You'll Need King Jesus 2:52
B2 Rev. Edward W. Clayborn (The Guitar Evangelist)* This Time Another Year You May Be Gone 2:49
B3 Eddie Head And His Family* Lord I'm The True Vine 3:03
B4 Blind Roosevelt Graves Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus) 2:50
B5 Elder Otis Jones Holy Mountain 3:06
B6 Rev. I.B. Ware With Wife And Son I Wouldn't Mind Dying (But I Gotta Go By Myself) 2:57
C1 William And Versey Smith Everybody Help The Boys Come Home 2:22
C2 Dennis Crumpton and Robert Summers (2) Everybody Ought To Pray Sometime 2:39
C3 Eddie Head And His Family* Tryin' To Get Home 3:04
C4 Blind Roosevelt Graves I'll Be Rested (when The Roll Is Called) 2:29
C5 Bo Weavil Jackson I'm On My Way To The Kingdom Land 2:59
C6 Frank Palmes Troubled 'Bout My Soul 2:53
C7 William And Versey Smith When That Great Ship Went Down 2:50
D1 Washington White I Am The Heavenly Way 3:01
D2 Austin Coleman (2) with Joe Washington* Good Lord (Run Old Jeremiah) 3:31
D3 Luther Magby Jesus Is Getting Ready For That Great Day 3:03
D4 William And Versey Smith I Believe I'll Go Back Home 2:34
D5 Elder J.J. Hadley Prayer Of Death - Part I 3:02
D6 Elder J.J. Hadley Prayer Of Death - Part II 2:47



Impossible without: Gayle Dean Wardlow, who provided rare 78s, materials and insights. Thanks to Bruce Nemerov and Charles Wolfe.