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Joseph Spence

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Joseph Spence

Joseph Spence has been played on NTS shows including Kit Records, with Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town first played on 7 December 2014.

Joseph Spence (August 3, 1910, Andros, Bahamas - March 18, 1984, Nassau, Bahamas) was a Bahamian guitarist and singer. He is well known for his vocalizations and humming while performing on guitar. Several American musicians, including Taj Mahal, The Grateful Dead, Ry Cooder, Woody Mann and Olu Dara, in addition to the British guitarist John Renbourn, were influenced by and have recorded variations of his arrangements of gospel and Bahamian songs. The earliest recordings of Joseph Spence were made on Spence's…

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Out On The Rolling Sea
Joseph Spence, The Pinder Family
Rounder Records1992
Out On The Rolling Sea
Joseph Spence, The Pinder FamilyRounder Records1992
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Jump In The Line
Joseph Spence
Folkways Records1959
Jump In The Line
Joseph SpenceFolkways Records1959
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Will The Serpent Be Unbroken
Joseph Spence
Arhoolie Records1990
Will The Serpent Be Unbroken
Joseph SpenceArhoolie Records1990
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Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Joseph Spence
Rounder Records1980
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Joseph SpenceRounder Records1980
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Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Joseph Spence
Rounder Records0
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Joseph SpenceRounder Records0
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