Washington Phillips

A 10 track early american blues album (29m 13s) — released July 24th 2015 on Death Is Not The End

Death Is Not The End compile 10 of Washington Phillips' 18 known recordings, made between 1927 and 1929. These musical sermons feature Phillips' voice self-accompanied by a mystery instrument that been the subject of some debate - having been identified as a Dolceola, a Celestaphone, two Celestaphones tuned in octaves attached side-by-side, or aPhonoharp. Many consider it to be an instrument entirely home-made by Phillips himself. Either way, these recordings remain some of the most unique and understated gospel recordings from this period, and perhaps ever.

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