Fairer Than Day: Hear The Secret Sisters’ 78s “In the Sweet By and By” and “Little Again”
The Lindsley Avenue Church of Christ on a warm August day was ethereal, filled with morning light and the excitement of a new record about to be made. The Secret Sisters had a glowing loveliness brighter even than the stained glass as they warmed up to make their 78. While we set up, the girls took out the hymnal and sang their way through it. They knew every song, and their voices from so many years of praise and practice, were like perfectly tuned church bells ringing from their happiness.
Lydia and Laura were raised in the church at home in Alabama. So singing a hymn brought back memories of their childhood. But their flipside, “Little Again” is an even more personal tune, sung by the two little girls who grew up together, running in rivers, scraping their knees, and building a sweet sisterly closeness into a lifelong musical bond.
Thank you to the Lindsley Avenue Church of Christ in Nashville for generously letting us in and lending us their beautiful space.