Reviewed by Robert Gabriel, Fri., Dec. 23, 2005
Gonna Let It Shine (MC)
Folk singer extraordinaire sheds light on the idea that African-American slaves identified with the plight of the Israelites by adopting biblical stories as their own. With vocal accompaniment from the Holmes Brothers, tried-and-true spirituals such as "Down by the Riverside" and "What Month Was Jesus Born In?" are fleshed to energetic life live at Fordham University.