Help recall folk/bluegrass/gospel song.
March 10, 2009 7:09 AM   Subscribe

Help me remember this folk/bluegrass/gospel song!

Ok, I've only heard it once and that was a while ago, but surely this one won't be too tough for the hive mind. As best I can recall, the song was about a young man who wanted badly to join the church choir. Despite his enthusiasm for the message, however, he has a terrible voice and is 'cut' from the group (I think...I could be wrong about that). Eventually, he dies and in heaven his voice catches up with his devotion and he sings with the angels (or something along those lines).

Any help?
posted by wabashbdw to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I don't have an answer for you however you might try contacting Bob Webster, host of Stained Glass Bluegrass at Bluegrass Country.
posted by Pollomacho at 8:07 AM on March 10, 2009

Best answer: Might be Heavenly Choir performed by Canton Spirituals? It's about an old man rather than a young man, but otherwise seems to fit.
posted by specialagentwebb at 8:10 AM on March 10, 2009

Response by poster: Ok, I'm 99% sure I figured it out. The band was the Homestead Pickers, the location was Silver Dollar City, and the song was "Uncle Jesse" (which is found on their gospel album).

Can't confirm the song because I can't find a sample online, but I'm nearly positive that's it. Thanks for everyone's help.
posted by wabashbdw at 8:58 AM on March 10, 2009

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