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Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream

Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream will serve as a blog for me to share my thoughts and musings, with a special emphasis on music. The music that will appear in this blog is for evaluation/sampling purposes only, and is designed to promote up and coming bands. Remember, if you like the artist(s), buy the CD! If you are the owner of a sound file and would like it removed, please contact us and we will kindly take it down.

Monday, August 28, 2006

The Dixie Hummingbirds

I was at the library yesterday, browsing through the audio/video section, and I came across this album. Now you must understand-I don't usually just pick up albums because of some aesthetic attraction. No. But this time I did. And I was glad I did.

How the hell was I not going to check out a band whose name is "The Dixie Hummingbirds"? Apparently, these five gospel/folk singers recognized the power in the name. Not knowing what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised to find that The Dixie Hummingbirds (TDH) were not strictly some religious gospel group. Each of them has a unique voice-not your typical good gospel voice by any means-and they are incredibly synchronized. TDH doesn't shy away from the use of guitars or any other instruments they see fit. They don't strictly rely on their voices, but rather use accompanying instruments to enhance their sound. With song titles like "Rasslin' Jacob" and lyrics like "Someday I'll be judged by the race I run...Someday always come to soon."
No, they aren't indie. No, they aren't the most amazing group I've ever heard. But the Dixie Hummingbirds are friggin' sweet.

Listen to "Someday".


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dixie Hummingbirds have been around a long time, and have a sound and style that transcend fashionable tastes. If you want to get a feel for how they sound as a backing group take a listen to Paul Simons "Loves me like a Rock".

9:44 PM  

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