Under the Maple Canopy

Singing Union Songs Since 2009

Folk Music Fridays – “Wade in the Water”



4 thoughts on “Folk Music Fridays – “Wade in the Water”

  1. Have you ever seen the Alvin Ailey Dance Company perform “Revelations” which includes this song as well as a number of other spirituals? A wonderful piece and my first introduction to Wade in the Water.

  2. I really like this version with the tiny hint of a drumbeat in the background. I’m not all that familiar Ella Jenkins, but I like the roughness in her voice. Thanks for the comment on my blog, I wrote a response back to you, so you’ll have to check back on that post. Looking forward to your next folk music Friday!

    • Thanks! I’m hoping my response to your response makes sense. This week is going to be a Pete Seeger little ditty Roy Zimmerman piece.