Back Home Again in Indiana, 1938
Trumpet player Bill Coleman made this recording with a stellar French band in Paris a couple of years after leaving India. On violin is the legendary Stephane Grappeli and the guitar player is Joseph Reinhardt, brother of the maverick genius Django Reinhardt. In a Freudian typo, a later reissue of this track lists it as Back Home Again in India.
Bill Coleman with Albert Nichols
Back Home Again in Indiana, year unknown
Were You There When Crucified My Lord?
Howard Thurman’s delegation sang this tune to Mahatma Gandhi in Bardoli in 1936. Here, it’s performed by the great Paul Robeson.