Joseph Spence - Music Of The Bahamas


  • £29.99

Recorded in 1958 and released on the Folkways label in 1959, this album introduced American listeners to Joseph Spence's unique guitar and vocal styles. 

These field recordings by musicologist Sam Charters capture Spence in a relaxed, expansive mood - only one of the six selections in the set is under five minutes in length. 

This reissue is part of Folkways Records’ 70th anniversary celebration series, revisiting some of the most iconic and influential albums released on the record label. 


  1. Coming In on a Wing and a Prayer
  2. There Will Be a Happy Meeting in Glory
  3. Brownskin Gal
  4. I'm Going to Live That Life
  5. Face to Face That I Shall Know Him
  6. Jump in the Line  


  • US import 
  • LP housed in classic Folkways-style Tip-On jacket 
  • Remastered from original 1958 master tapes 
  • Includes original liner notes by Sam Charters 



also available:
Joseph Spence - Encore   LP | CD 


browse collections: 
Americana collection 
Traditional/folk music collection 


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