Rosa Murray November 2012 Interview
Rosa Murray was born on Saint Helena Island in South Carolina and is married to Joseph Murray. In this interview conducted by Eric Crawford, Rosa gives a brief overview of how church services use to be when she was growing up. Rosa then notes how Pastor Ritter of Ebenezer Baptist Church helped give her a new perspective on religion, and how it can help her through life. Rosa then explains how she wanted to preserve the old spirituals and some issues that still plague the church in present day. During the interview, Rosa sings "Give Me that Old Time Religion," "Can't Hide Sinner," "Mt. Zion," "It's Danger to Walk in the Dark," "What a Mighty God We Serve," "My God is an Awesome God," an unnamed song, "Got Another Yes Lord," "Mother's Song," "Jesus on the Main Line," "Lord, Do Something for Me," and "Oh, Neva."
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Murray, Rosa, "Rosa Murray November 2012 Interview" (2012). Voice of an Island Oral Histories and Service Recordings, 2012-2013. 2.