Sunday, January 29, 2012

Four Iconic Performances Of "Down By The Riverside" ("Ain't Gonna Study War No More")

Edited by Azizi Powell

[updated September 22, 2014]

This post showcases four iconic renditions of the song "Down By Thee Riverside" (also known as I Ain't Gonna Study War No More".

The content of this post is presented for historical, cultural, religious, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to all those featured in this post and thanks to the publishers of these examples on YouTube.

These examples are given without comment in chronological order based on their posting date on YouTube with the oldest dated example given first.

Example #1: 'Ain't Gonna Study War No More' LEADBELLY, Blues Guitar Legend

Uploaded by RagtimeDorianHenry on Apr 15, 2009

Example #2: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Uploaded by zebbers on Apr 4, 2006

Sister Rosetta Tharpe singing "Down by the Riverside"

Example #3: I Ain't Gonna Study War No More - Dandridge Sisters & Jimmy Lunceford Band

Uploaded by Rowland108 on Feb 11, 2010

The Dandridge Sisters recorded with Jimmy Lunceford Band, NY July 1940 just as they broke up & Etta Jones married her 1st husband Gerald Wilson - Trumpet with Jimmy Lunceford. Pics include period London Palladium playbill, excerpt from passenger list for US Liner President Harding (8,600 tons) which left UK on 10th Sept '39 a week after start of WW2...

Example #4: Mahalia Jackson - Down By The Riverside

Uploaded by andersonramosdearauj on Aug 23, 2008

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