Our LP of the Month pick for April is an excellent compilation of rural black religious music from one of our favorite labels, Dust to Digital. ย “Sorrow Come Pass Me Around” is one of the most sought-after, rare records of early gospel now finally back in print and easy to pick up at your local record store.

From the liner notes by David Evans:

A collection of spiritual and gospel songs performed in informal non-church settings between 1965-1973. ย Most are guitar-accompanied and performed by active or former blues artists. Most records of black religious music contain some form of gospel singing or congregational singing recorded at a church service. This album, though, tries to present a broader range of performance styles and contexts with the hope of showing the important role that religious music plays in the Southern black communities and in the daily lives of individuals.

Head over to Dust-to-Digital’s site to see a full track list and listen to some songs here. And come by the store to pick up your copy!