Recorded, mixed & mastered by Charlie Pilzer, Tonal Recording Studio, Takoma Park, MD
She-Rocks 5, Inc. © December 2020
Producer: Nitanju Bolade Casel
Exec Producer: She-Rocks 5, Inc.
Artists: Sweet Honey in the Rock, featuring:
Nitanju Bolade Casel
Children Go Where I Send Thee (5:00)
A traditional African American Spiritual, introduced to Sweet Honey in the Rock by Dr. Ysaye Barnwell before her retirement in 2013, this song is a staple of our HolyDays Celebration. First recorded by Dennis Crumpton and Robert Summers, June 28, 1936 – and now led by Rochelle Rice, join us on this journey through this cumulative song, with a Biblical meaning to each of the numbers mentioned.
Arranged by She-Rocks 5, Inc.
She-Rocks 5, Inc.
© 2019 (ASCAP)
Jesus, What a Wonderful Child (3:06)
This Black Gospel-styled Christmas song is of unknown origin. Some collections (including Worship & Song) list it as being of traditional African American origin. At least one source claims that it was written by Sister Margaret Allison of the Angelic Gospel Singers, an African American recording and performing group in the early 1950s, although this cannot be confirmed. It is possible that Allison’s original song, “Glory to the Newborn King,” recorded with the Angelics on Gotham Records, over the years has morphed into “Jesus, Oh, What a Wonderful Child.”
“I’m actually attracted to the melody and the rhythm that reminds me of the gospel hymns sung in church growing up.
I remember opening a concert with this song and an elderly African American woman stood up and began strutting strength and conviction across the floor. For me, sometimes the music takes the lead and the words follow. It’s a song of hope and praise.”
Arranged by Louise Robinson
© 2019 (ASCAP)
Silent Night (3:18)
“How many times have many of us heard or sung this beautiful tune. It was one of my favs. Silent night. Holy night. All is calm. All is bright. This alternate doowop style was an inspiration to me. And thinking about the birth of the Great Being Jesus -He was born in turbulent social and political times. And His birth, and ultimately His powerful teachings truly changed the course of history.”
Arranged by Carol Maillard
© 2012 (BMI)