Written in 1926, this was the first gospel hit by Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, the "Father of Black Gospel Music" who went on to write "Take My Hand, Precious Lord
" and "Peace In The Valley." Written in 4/4 time and copyrighted 1929 by Hill & Range Songs, it was recorded by Dorsey himself and his protégé Mahalia Jackson among others. At the time, Dorsey made his living as a blues pianist and composer under the names Barrelhouse Tom and Georgia Tom, performing with Ma Rainey as the leader of her Wild Cats Jazz Band.
Alexander Baron - London, England