"Wade In the Water" is a Negro spiritual that dates back to the days of the underground railroad, first recorded in 1901. Since then, it's been recorded a million times. The years 1965-68 produced these kick ass versions, my favorites, of what I've heard so far anyway. I'll never hear all of them. Neither will you.
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The Staple Singers - Wade in the Water (streaming) at YouTube 1965
The Graham Bond Organization - Wade in the Water mp3 at Rising Storm 1965
Ramsey Lewis Trio - Wade in the Water mp3 at Soul Treats 1966
Marlena Shaw - Wade in the Water mp3 at Le Mellotron 1966
Big Mama Thornton - Wade in the Water mp3 at Joshua Vorbis (?) 1968