Cotton Patch Gospel
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||Something Brewing In Gainesville||Harry Chapin||2:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Did It/Mama Is Here||Harry Chapin||3:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It Isn't Easy||Harry Chapin||2:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sho Nuff||Harry Chapin||2:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Turn It Around||Harry Chapin||2:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When I Look Up||Harry Chapin||3:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Busy Signals||Harry Chapin||0:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Spitball||Harry Chapin||0:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Goin' to Atlanta||Harry Chapin||3:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Are You Ready?||Harry Chapin||2:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Are Still My Boy||Harry Chapin||4:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||We Gotta Get Organized||Harry Chapin||1:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||We're Gonna Love It While It Lasts||Harry Chapin||1:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Jubilation||Harry Chapin||3:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Last Supper||Harry Chapin||0:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Jud||Harry Chapin||0:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Thank God for Governor Pilate||Harry Chapin||1:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||One More Tomorrow||Harry Chapin||2:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Well I Wonder||Harry Chapin||1:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Oh my! Cotton Patch Gospel! What a piece of news that´s it is now on iTunes. Unless you have seen the show, it may not have the same response as I have (unless you are a dyed in the wool Chapin fan). I´ve not only seen it on stage but also directed it. What a wonderful theatrical experiences! AND recently found another production on DVD. LOVE IT! FUN! DELIGHTFUL! and just plain "Jubilation," for me.
Cotton Patch Gospel
This is the soundtrack of a stage musical based (mostly) on the gospel of Matthew set in modern-day (well... 1970's) rural Georgia. When seen live, it is a phenomenally moving piece of theatre. Unfortunately, because it was never released on (nor remastered for) CD, the sound quality of these recordings is pretty disappointing, but the material is absolutely stellar! Harry Chapin's music runs the gamut from tender to jubilant, all with a bluegrass feel and lush harmonies throughout. If you ever have the opportunity to see a production of it, don't miss it. And thank you to iTunes for making this wonderful album (very long out of print) available to those of us who have worn out the cassette. (Which is why the artwork looks like it does... it was only available on cassette for decades.)
What Harry said about this Cotton Patch Gospel...
Before his untimely death, Harry Chapin said that writing the music for Cotton Patch was the reason God had put him on this earth. I believe it. I've seen the video version of the stage play a hundred times, and probably will a hundred more before I die.
Born: December 7, 1942 in New York, NY
Years Active: '70s, '80s