Ezekial Saw the Wheel
09. Ezekiel Saw the Wheel
(traditional, arr. Guthrie-Houston-Terry/Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc., BMI-copyright control)

Track 9 – Ezekiel Saw the Wheel (MASTER MA 88)
This spiritual, among those popularized by the touring Fisk Jubilee Singers in the last quarter of the 19th Century and into the first decades of the 20th, is probably one of the best known of all. Guthrie and Houston, both playing guitar, seem to invest it with increasing intensity as the spiritual moves on; Terry meanwhile seems to be holding back as if he were not quite sure how to attack a song he associated more with worship than with a jam session in a recording studio. This is the first time the trio’s “Ezekiel” has been released.