Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Lovell Sisters: In My Time Of Dyin'

Took a well needed break from the blog yesterday, but I am back with a song that has been recorded by numerous artists that include Blind Willie Johnson, Josh White, Bob Dylan, the Shocking Blue, John Sebastian, Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, and John Mellencamp to name but a few. While generally credited to Blind Willie Johnson, printed references to the song predate his recording by several years. Its actual author is unknown, and therefore it is the public domain.

The song has been recorded under the title “In my Time of Dyin’,” “Well, Well, Well,” and “Jesus Make Up my Dyin’ Bed.” Today’s selection is a very nice acoustic rendition by the Lovell Sisters that was recorded on the Music Fog Celebrity Bus on September 21, 2009.

Lead vocals are provided by the bands fiddle player Jessica Lovell. She is joined on harmony by sisters Megan and Rebecca. Megan has a nice Dobro® lead and Matt Wingate provides the excellent acoustic guitar accompaniment and flat-picking leads. This band is extremely tight. It is too bad that three sisters are no longer performing together these days.

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