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[I am not blessed with riches]

[I am not blessed with riches]

Composer: Lucie Eddie Campbell
Published in 2 hymnals


Composer: Lucie Eddie Campbell

Lucie Eddie Campbell, April 30, 1885–January 3, 1963, one of nine children born to parents who were slaves in Mississippi. She moved to Memphis with her mother after her father died when she was two years old. Became first Music Director of newly formed Education arm for the new National Baptist Convention formed in 1916 in Memphis. In 1919 at a NBC convention in Atlantic City, Campbell introduced a young, blind singer, Connie Rosemond, who electrified the delegates with his rendition of Campbell’s first gospel hymn, “Something Within.” Campbell met Rosemond on the famous Beale St in Memphis. She heard a man betting $10 that he could make the blind youngster “get down in the alley” an expression for singing the blues. Th… Go to person page >

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Title: [I am not blessed with riches]
Composer: Lucie Eddie Campbell
Incipit: 53333 21355 66556
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #379

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