Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)

This is one of my all-time favorite performances. Johnny Cash with The Carter Family at the Grand Ole Opry in 1962, singing “Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)”:

Anita Carter sings the lead for the line, “Sometimes it causes me to tremble.” As most of you probably know, this is a 19th century African-American slave spiritual.

You can find this on the Ultimate Gospel collection. The opening track, “Here Was a Man,” featuring Billy Graham is alone worth the price of the album.


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