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– St. Catherine of Siena

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Blues Tuesday: Eva Cassidy, "Wade In the Water"

This is not quite a blues song but a Negro Spiritual, song by a wonderful voice who unfortunately died way too young, Eva Cassidy.  It's usually arranged with a jazzy/blues back rhythm.

I post it honor of this past Sunday being the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.  This was actually played at my mass Sunday as the offertory hymn, though not as jazzy as this recording.  Our music director played it on the piano, and she gave a fairly good rendition.


You don't believe I've been redeemed,
Wade in the water
Just see The Holy Ghost looking for me
God's gonna trouble the water


  1. Goodness, what a beautiful young lady and exceptional voice.

    1. Super voice. Unfortunately she died at 33 years old I think of melanoma. Really tragic. She had no idea she had cancer, a very curable kind, until it was too late. May she be with our Lord.

  2. We've had her CD's for many years - great voice, very sad situation.

    I wonder if you are familiar with another artist who also died far too young - Kate Wolf? We've listened to her for years as well.

    1. I'm not Jan. I'll look her up. Thanks.