Washington Phillips

Washington Phillips

Also known as George Washington Phillips, Phillips, W. Phillips, Washington Philips, Washington Pillips
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Phillips

Discography of Washington Phillips:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? 12 Audio 2006 Mississippi Records
2 Denomination Blues 16 Audio 1980 Agram Blues
3 The Key To The Kingdom 20 Audio 2005-02-22 Yazoo
4 What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? 12 Audio 2008 Mississippi Records
5 I've Got The Key To The Kingdom / A Mother's Last Word To Her Daughter 2 Audio 1930-04-15 Columbia
6 The Church Needs Good Deacons / I Had A Good Father And Mother 2 Audio 1930-12-15 Columbia
7 Take Your Burden To The Lord And Leave It There / Lift Him Up That's All 2 Audio 1928-01-20 Columbia

Phillips was a pioneering gospel performer in the 1920s. Born January 11, 1880 in Texas, Phillips recorded sixteen songs, some of which amount to highly specific and detailed gospel sermons. The songs were recorded between 1927 and 1929 and feature Phillips' voice self-accompanied by an instrument that sounds like a fretless zither. This instrument, which has been variously identified as a Dolceola, a Celestophone, and a Phonoharp (and also is considered by some to be an instrument entirely home-made by Phillips) creates a unique sound on these recordings that makes them immediately recognizable. Phillips died September 20, 1954 in Teague, Texas, at the age of 74.

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