He Set Me Free

wilson brothers

Today’s Pickin and Grinnin in the Kitchen Spot features another Wilson Brother’s recording from the old VHS Paul found a few months back.

Gospel song writer extraordinaire Albert Edward Brumley wrote “He Set Me Free” back in 1939.

I grew up singing the song in church. It’s one of those peppy numbers that makes it a favorite among children and adults.

I hope you enjoyed the song! If you’d like to have some Wilson Brother music for your own, check out the cds below: “Live at the John C. Campbell Folk School” and “Today if You Will Hear His Voice.”


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  • Reply
    Jan Arthur
    September 27, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    This brings back so many memories of the Methodist church of my childhood! Such harmony and strumming is a joy to listen to. Thanks for posting!!

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    Darrell Keith Cook
    September 27, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    Hi Tipper,
    I enjoy listening to your dad and his brother. I know your Pap passed away in 2016. What happened to the younger brother? I really enjoy listening to you, the twins and Paul. You all are very gifted.

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    Wanda Devers
    September 27, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Heard it so many times as a child–thanks for renewed memories!

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    Ed Ammons
    September 27, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    What is the name of the guitar Ray is playing?

    • Reply
      September 28, 2020 at 6:20 am

      Ed-it is a J200 Gibson.

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    Margie Goldstein
    September 27, 2020 at 9:21 am

    As usual, the Wilson Brothers really sang beautifully and harmoniously together as well as picked a great guitar! Thank you so much Tipper and Paul for inspirational Sunday songs! It’s a real treat!!! God bless all BP & A folks this blessed day of the Lord!

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    aw griff
    September 27, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Enjoyed. Brought back many memories. We haven’t sang that one for awhile.

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    Miss Cindy
    September 27, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Tip, it’s really nice that you have videos of Pap music…it’s a real treasure!

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    Ron Stephens
    September 27, 2020 at 8:11 am

    I can’t recall whether we sang it or I just heard it but it one I know. Mr. Brumley wrote a bunch of songs. He name appears often in the hymnals I am familiar with.

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    gayle larson
    September 27, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Another great Sunday Song. I remember singing this one as a kid in the 40’s. We had Sunday nite sing-a-longs in the park during the summer and this was one of the songs I remember.

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    Don Byers
    September 27, 2020 at 7:41 am

    About the same melody as “I Saw The Light”………Hank must have heard this because he wrote his song late ’40’s….

    • Reply
      September 28, 2020 at 11:37 am

      I noticed that, too.

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