Fred Smith (1909-2007)was the grandson of a fugitive slave who settled in Oxford County in the days before the American Civil War. He lived Innerkip and Woodstock over the years. Fred was well-known as a Gospel singer, a lay preacher and a herb doctor. Here he sings his version of the spiritual "Roll Jordan Roll". Recorded at the Norwich & District Museum by Evan Gordon and Ian Bell in 1997. The clunking sound is Fred's cane on a chair leg.
|Title||ROLL, JORDAN ROLL - Fred Smith|
|Subject||On the Farm & In the Bush Choral Music Other Music, Dance & Entertainments Politics & Conflict African-Canadian|
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