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New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 352 1303

David & Roselyn
Gospel from the Streets of New Orleans
SONO 1033
$15.00 + $3.00 S&H

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The Songs

Amazing Grace 9:03
Down By The Riverside 4:06
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 3:40
This Little Light Of Mine 2:52
Let Us Break Bread Together 5:55
Mind On Freedom 3:06
Wade In The Water 5:24
You Know They Would 2:54 Roselyn Lionhart; Bedico Music, BMI
Just A Closer Walk With Thee 5:38
God Bless Me 2:48 Roselyn Lionhart; Bedico Music, BMI
Will The Circle Be Unbroken 6:40
Children Go Where I Send Thee 5:45

The Players:

David Leonard: Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Trumpet.
Roselyn Lionhart: Vocals, Mandolin, Guitar, Rumba Box.
Autumn Leonard: Vocals.
Stormy Leonard: Vocals.
Gary Edwards: Bass.
Curtis Pierre: Percussion.
Jack Kellum: Percussion.

David and Roselyn present a contrast in appearance that guarantees attention. This album shows another contrast by the duo that has been described as "An American Institution"(Larry Gabriel, Metro Times, Detroit). Gospel songs, the heart of American music, are considered by some musicologists to be the roots of blues and jazz. David and Roselyn perform Gospel songs with a feeling that portrays many elements of the American music forms. Roselyn's mandolin solos immediately tips off the listener to jazz influences that come naturally in New Orleans.
Through performing for audiences around the world, David and Roselyn have gained a following that appreciates the emotion that pours from their music. David and Roselyn have combined the spirit of Gospel with the raw emotion of country blues. Slide guitar enthusiasts will recognize David's influences in his work on "Let Us Break Bread Together".

"Not a dull moment" is not strong enough to describe this album. The excitement of experienced performers playing music that they love comes shining through the speakers. The songs are well chosen, from the traditional "Amazing Grace" to the human rights theme of "Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Freedom". Roselyn's own "God Bless Me" and "You Know They Would" show another side of her talent.

By producing this recording, Sound Of New Orleans gives you a chance to take a home a piece of New Orleans and an inspirationally entertaining collection of songs. This music will continue to bring joy for as long as there is air to breathe!

If you want to share in "a serendipitous joy in the urban landscape" (Dalt Wonk, Times Picayune, New Orleans), just put this album of great feeling music on your stereo!


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