Trials, Troubles, Tribulations

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Our eschatological episode of the program. Songs on final things: the end of the world, the end of time, judgement day, "when the stars begin to fall," etc.

Playlist (links to catalog records in the Lomax Digital Archive):

[Bed music] Fred McDowell: Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

1. E.C. Ball & Lacey Richardson: Tribulations (Rugby, Virginia, August 1959) [Your host credited Orna Ball rather than her brother Lacey Richardson as E.C.'s accompanist.]

2. James Moore and friends: World Is Goin' To Destruction (At the home of Dave Roland, Sadie Beck Plantation, Arkansas, July 1942)

3. Holly Springs Sacred Harp singing: New Georgia (#534) (Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, H.S., Georgia, June 1982)

4. Taylor-Griggs' Louisiana Melody Makers: When the Moon Drips Into the Blood (Victor Records, V-40083, Memphis, Tennessee, September 1928)

[bonus: Sampson Caldwell and J.F. "Farmer" Collett: Jesus Getting Us Ready For That Great Day (At the home of John Sizemore, Gardner, Clay Co. - not Leslie Co. as announced - Kentucky, September 1937)]

5. Hobart Smith, Preston Smith, and Texas Gladden: When the Stars Begin To Fall (Bluefield, Virginia, August 1959)

6. Belleville A Cappella Choir: My Lord, What A Morning (Church of God and Saints in Christ, Belleville, Virginia, April 1960)

7. Group of six men: An-nar (The Hellfire) (Fes, Morocco, September 1967)

8. Mrs. Ross, Rev. Cyphers, and the congregation of True Light Baptist Church: That Awful Day Will Surely Come (Dallas, Texas, February 1948)

9. (Sensational?) Friendly Brothers of Tallulah, Louisiana: Where Shall I Be When the First Trumpet Sounds (St. James Baptist Church, Canton, Mississippi, August 1978)

10. Lillie & Thelma Knox: Where Shall I Be When the First Trumpet Sounds (Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, July 1937)

11. Rev. Dickson, Ebenezer Elliott, and congregation of Indian Walk London Baptist Church: Want To Go To the Happy Land (Indian Walk, Princes Town, Trinidad, May 1962)

12. St. Vincent Spiritual Baptist congregation: On That Great Day (uploaded to YouTube by The Admiral Quow, November 2010)

13. Georgia Sea Island Singers: One of These Days (St. Simons Island, Georgia, October 1959)