Saturday, August 22, 2009

Just A Closer Walk

I say a post that included a new recording of Just A Closer Walk With Thee.
I'm sorry, but some of new versions just don't cut it.

It doesn't get much better than Mahalia Jackson at the Newport Jazz Festival. She really gets into this performance (from 2:45 till the end).

& from the reprise with Louis Armstrong

Or how about a Dixiland Jazz version: Capt. John Handy and his New Orleans Stompers - Capt. John Handy on alt sax, Kid Thomas Valentine trumpet, Jim Robinson trombone and Sammy Penn drums, Sammy Rimmington clarinet, Bill Sinclair piano, Dick Griffith banjo, and Dick McCarthy bass.

or the Benkó Dixieland Band

if you want a mellow version... try Ed Gerhard

or even the version from Cool Hand Luke

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