:: Title :: Sermon by Bishop J. O. Patterson
:: Genre :: religious speech, sermon, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Patterson, Bishop J. O. [vocal]
Unidentified [organ]
:: Setting :: The Pentecostal Temple
:: Location :: Memphis (Shelby County), Tennessee (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., African American, Tennessee
:: Session :: Memphis III 10/59
:: Date :: 10/4/1959
:: Reference Information :: T907.0, Track 2 (00:18:28)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Spirituals and preaching recorded at a service at the Pentecostal Temple in Memphis. Another song was noted by Alan Lomax at the end of T907 (on the original tape box) - "Heaven is Mine," led by Madame Mattie Wigley. Perhaps he is referring to the version that appears on T859 and is included in this session. It is unclear whether the first two tracks here are actually from the Pentecostal Temple (they certainly are of a different quality - perhaps they were recorded before the service took place) - they have been included because of a note of Alan's inside the T859 box that identifies them as being from "The Memphis Holiness Temple." The two tracks from 880 have been included as well based on similar instrumentation and sound quality. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Alan Lomax: "very cultivated; good part third thru ends by singing 'Yes.'" Editor note: Sermon is about Lot's wife. Organ starts to punctuate the sermon at about 12:20. There is an interruption in tape at c. 14:08. Sermon builds slowly to considerable tension. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Southern U.S. 1959 and 1960



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