Washington Phillips

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Washington Phillips - What Are They  Doing In Heaven Today? What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
Gospel New - LP MR 006 Mississippi
Sealed 2006 Vinyl. Edition Of 500 Dedicated To The Memory Of Joe Carter. Washington Phillips Was A Pioneering Gospel Performer In The 1920s. Born In Texas In 1880, His Entire Musical Catalogue Consists Of Eighteen Remarkable Songs, Some Of Which Amount To Highly Specific And Detailed Gospel Sermons. The Songs, Recorded Between 1927 And 1929, Feature Phillips' Voice Self-Accompanied By An Instrument That Sounds Like A Fretless Zither. This Instrument, Which Has Been Variously Identified As A Dolceola, A Celestophone, And A Phonoharp (And Also Is Considered By Some To Be An Instrument Entirely Home-Made By Phillips) Creates A Unique Sound On These Recordings That Makes Them Immediately Recognizable. LP Sleeve In Thick Cardboard, Folkways Replica Style Jacket.... more details
 

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