Label
Flying Fish Records
Release date
21 Aug 1988
Running length
19 tracks
Running time
66:14

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Breaths 4:07 1,242
2 Ella's Song 5:48 1,118
3 Oughta Be A Woman 3:21 413
4 Echo 5:35 323
5 Biko 2:08 336
6 Good News 5:03 140
7 We All ... Everyone of Us 1:25 63
8 More Than A Paycheck 3:56 733
9 How Long? 2:29 125
10 Alla That's All Right, But 2:22 142
11 Sometime 4:45 682
12 On Children 1:57 2,300
13 Listen to the Rhythm 4:49 98
14 I'm Gon' Stand 1:29 178
15 Battle for My Life 2:43 98
16 Study War No More 4:55 686
17 Chile Your Waters Run Red Through Soweto 2:16 346
18 If You Had Lived 3:37 140
19 Azanian Freedom Song 3:29 160

About this album

sweet honey in the rock were a collective of very gifted technically non-denominational gospel women singers
but thats just dosnt describe them or do them any justice, dr bernice johnson was part and parcel of the civil rights movemnt for sexual and racial equality in the 60s, and fully got what it was all about, and coveys this in her very spiritual accapelle choir here…

she sang for martin luther king at the famous speech “i have a dream” in the famous pensylvania avenue.

their songs dig deeper than any so called gospel style as they are notdegrading themselves to doctrines or laws or fashions or politics, but to the very prionciples of freedom and love and compassion that shrist died for, and wich feulled the protest movements, and apparently the lust for freedom from empire that drive the mythivcal side of sir william wallace.

they have as much to teach the churches and they do secular society, and too many socialist and anarcho womens groups love them for the stark honesty and almost christ like paganism hinted at within their magical and daring lyrics…

best examples of spirit in their songs are , on this particualr track listing…

their style, can be described as refelcting elements of most forms of classic americana, from country-gospel, through penecostal gospel, folk-gospel, , with a form of blues/rhythm and blues, thats free from the usual overdone structure of most.

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