Moses Smote The Water
7. Moses Smote The Water (public domain)

7. Moses Smote the Water (Traditional)
Lead Vocal: Jamie Dailey
Tenor Vocal: Andy Ball
Baritone Vocal: Darrin Vincent
Bass Vocal: Glenn Dustin
This is another African-American spiritual, learned from a 1941 recording of the Golden Gate Gospel Quartet, by way of Doyle Lawson. The Golden Gates were known for their vocal imitations of percussion, trumpets, and string basses. “We asked Dr. Hill if it would be O.K. to do that on the album and he said we’d better not,” says Darrin. “People might think we were using real instruments.”