Part of the American South's enduring heritage is the rich tradition of hymns and spirituals that have been popular for many generations--sung at church, at revivals, at camp meetings . . . and at home. These are songs that were, and are, part of the lives of millions of Americans--powerful melodies that stay in the mind. Jim Gibson grew up playing these hymns--when Jim was young, his father would pay him a dime for each hymn he memorized--later raised to a quarter--so Jim has known and loved these songs for many years. His unusual style comes from years of working as a pianist in many different situations--and from growing up in a very musical household, where his mother was a piano teacher, and his sister is also now a professional pianist. You'll enjoy these warm, melodic, and often quiet versions of these classic melodies from our shared past.
1) Precious Lord Take My Hand
2) My Lord What a Morning
3) Shall We Gather at the River?
4) Give Me That Old-Time Religion
5) There Is a Balm in Gilead
6) When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
7) Standing in the Need of Prayer
8) In the Garden
9) Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
10) What Wondrous Love Is This?
11) Lord I Want to Be a Christian
12) Let Us Break Bread Together
13) On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand
14) Were You There?
15) Brethren We Have Met to Worship
16) Oh How I Love Jesus