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Archive for April, 2008

Sunday Service/Song IDs: Kendell Kardt’s “Walk On Water” and “Three Steps”

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

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Another installment of tracks from Kendell’s 1971 live demo sessions. These were both influenced by his years worshiping at a storefront church in Harlem during the sixties. As he puts it, “my experience at Gospel Church opened many doors. I began to explore the available records of then contemporary gospel artists I could find, in addition to Mahalia [Jackson]. Marion Williams stands out, among others. In any case, I was moved to try to create some songs of my own in that style, and these are 2 examples.” Jim Post, incidentally, recorded “Walk on Water” several years later on Fantasy Records.

Kendell Kardt – “Walk On Water” (1971)

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Kendell Kardt – “Three Steps” (1971)

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Sunday Service/Song ID: Kendell Kardt – “Silver Engine” (1976)

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

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“Silver Engine” is a track from the same demo sessions that brought us “Buzzy and Jimmy.” As Kendell puts it, “it’s based on a dream I had which reinterpreted a story my grandmother had once told me about the rapture when I was a little boy.” This is one of Kendell’s better known tracks, and it’s been recorded by a number of artists such as Jim Post and bluegrass group the Morgan Bros., among others. And now, here it is – Kendell’s own unissued version.

Kendell Kardt – “Silver Engine” (demo) (1976)

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