Legendary Ingramettes: Take a Look in the Book

Legendary Ingramettes: Take a Look in the Book
Title: Take a Look in the Book
Label: Virginia Folklife

Six decades of music, sixty-five years of song, generations tied together through the force of will of a matriarchy of powerful women. This is the story of African-American gospel quintet The Legendary Ingramettes, founded by Maggie Ingram and taken up by her daughter Almeta Ingram-Miller as a way to continue Maggie's legacy after Maggie's passing in 2015. Inspired by the black gospel male quartets of the 1940s and 50s, The Legendary Ingramettes bring roof raising harmonies and explosively powerful vocals, all driven by the voices of women. Based for many years out of Richmond, Virginia, Take A Look in the Book is the group's first efforts with Almeta at the head. The album showcases Almeta's bold new vision and towering vocal abilities, drawing songs from new Appalachian sources like Ola Belle Reed and Bill Withers, and reworking family favorites, some of which date back to old spirituals. Produced by state folklorist Jon Lohman as part of the Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities, Take A Look in the Book was recorded over just three days in Richmond, with most songs being cut in one take to keep the power of the group's incendiary live performances.

1.1 Family Prayer
1.2 Take a Look in the Book
1.3 Grandma's Hands
1.4 When Jesus Comes
1.5 Rock of Ages
1.6 I've Endured
1.7 Time Is Winding Up
1.8 Hold to God's Unchanging Hand
1.9 Beulah Land/I Wanna Go There
1.10 Until I Die

Legendary Ingramettes: Take a Look in the Book

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