Joseph Spence
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Bahaman Folk Guitar: Music of the Bahamas, Vol. 1 album art

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He Walks With Me
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Jump in the Line
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A Closer Walk With Thee
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Face to Face That I Shall Know Him
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If I Had The Wings Of A Dove

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Joseph Spence

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Born on the island of Andrus in the Bahamas, Spence created an idiosyncratic (and inimitable) guitar style rife with percussive and improvisatory vamps around staid hymns and such "square" standards as "Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer." He was a folk guitarist's Thelonious Monk, and his growling vocal counterpoint and surprising inventions are one of folk music's great delights. ~ Mark A. Humphrey

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