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To Heaven U Ride (Live)


Download links and information about To Heaven U Ride (Live) by Michelle Shocked. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Gospel genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:00:55 minutes.

Artist: Michelle Shocked
Release date: 2007
Genre: Gospel
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:00:55
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No. Title Length
1. Introductions 3:13
2. Strange Things Happening 7:50
3. The Weight 6:10
4. Quality of Mercy 4:50
5. God Bless the Child 4:24
6. Good News 5:42
7. Cancer Alley Rap 3:29
8. Wade In the Water 2:06
9. Uncloudy Day 4:08
10. Study War No More 2:43
11. We're Blessed 4:56
12. Psalm 4:23
13. Answered Prayer Rap 1:49
14. Can't Take My Joy 5:12



“She’s got a gospel set for you,” says the announcer of the 2003 Telluride Bluegrass Festival and this “unauthorized” recording captures Texas singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked reaching for her gospel roots on June 22, 2003, with her solid Bay Area backing group and members of a small Los Angeles choir. Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s “Strange Things Happening Every Day” sets the flow. Shocked is loose and ready to testify, extending the groove to make room for her words, both spiritual and tied to current events. The Band’s “The Weight” follows and it too finds its gospel roots, with Shocked turning from concerned folkie to an ageless blueswoman. Four originals pepper the set — the soulful strut of “Psalm” fitting the context most effectively. But the real joy for Shocked here is her chance to explore her role as an interpretive singer. The Staples Singers’ ‘Uncloudy Day,” Billie Holiday’s “God Bless the Child” and Tharpe’s “Ain’t Gonna Study War No More” sound comfortable in her control. The recording itself captures the open-air vibe of a festival performance with a loose, improvisational feel throughout.