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Shape-Note Singing Convention

Bailey Bethel AME Church Choir
Bailey Bethel AME Church Choir

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Shape-note singing convention held at Oldfield Bethel Baptist Church in Bradley, SC (Greenwood County) on May 29, 1988. Four choirs - Oldfield Bethel AME Church, Bailey Bethel AME Church, Mt. Sinai AME Church, and Pine Grove Baptist Church - gathered and performed separately and as a single choir. Recording and photographs by Anne Kimzey.

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bullet icon Singing Our Song of Love (00:47)

Pine Grove Baptist Church

bullet icon When the Saints Go Marching In (01:18)

Mt. Sinai AME Church

bullet icon I Will Never Forget (01:17)

Bailey Bethel AME Church

bullet icon Praise Him Around the Throne (01:05)

Oldfield Bethel AME Church

bullet icon Just As I Am (01:01)

Song performed by all choirs together

bullet icon In The Morning (01:22)

Song performed by all choirs together

bullet icon When the Saints Go Marching In (01:01)

Song performed by all choirs together

bullet icon Jesus Is Coming Again (01:29)

Mt. Sinai AME Church Shape Note Choir. Rehearsal for Shape Note Singing Convention to be held the following day at Oldfield Bethel Baptist Church. Recording made at Mt. Sinai AME Church in Troy, SC (Greenwood County) and includes choir members Elijah Nelson (choir leader), Lila Quarles, and Alphonso Devlin.

bullet icon Jesus Will Save You (01:17)

Mt. Sinai AME Church Shape Note Choir. Rehearsal for Shape Note Singing Convention to be held the following day at Oldfield Bethel Baptist Church. Recording made at Mt. Sinai AME Church in Troy, SC (Greenwood County) and includes choir members Elijah Nelson (choir leader), Lila Quarles, and Alphonso Devlin.

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