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TCC Playlist: Troubles So Hard by Vera Hall and Moby

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Moby

Spiritualsplayed an important role in shaping American music. These folk songs cried out for freedom from oppression to the God who liberated Moses and the Israelites, and took their listeners to the ‘thin places’ where God’s Spirit can be felt. The spirituals and blues of Alabama native, Vera Hall, were made famous, when they were sampled by Moby in 1999. More after the jump. Loving is supporting.

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TCC Playlist: Family Bible by Willie Nelson

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Willie Nelson

“Rock of ages, rock of ages cleft for me.”

I love this Willie Nelson song, “Family Bible,” because I’m a fan of alt-country and Americana. But like any good country song, it also makes me a little sad because it describes an America already long past. Listen to “Family Bible” and more:

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TCC Playlist: From This Valley by The Civil Wars

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The Civil Wars

“O Jesus carry me.”

JJoy Williams got started as a Christian recording artist. The Civil Wars, Joy Williams and John Paul White, broke up in 2014, but we’re still singing their Gospel duet from “Mercyland: Hymns for the Rest of Us.” Listen here & support our site.

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