Friday, April 20, 2012

The Robert Shaw Chorale: Deep River (1958)

RCA Victor LM-2247
I came to The Robert Shaw Chorale through their Christmas recordings. When I saw this record at the thrift shop, in good condition inside and out, I picked it up. It is not on CD.

According to wikipedia, Shaw "founded the Collegiate Chorale, a group notable in its day for its racial integration."

From the LP notes:
"Why it is that 'man's inhumanity to man' should often produce great art is one of the mysteries of the human spirit."
Deep River

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

My Lord, What A Morning