The Remarkable Lost Story of Gospel Artist Washington Phillips

Dec 19, 2017

Gospel musician Washington Phillips has been shrouded in mystery for decades. The Texas-based artist recorded only 18 songs in the 1920s, which were lost to obscurity until recently. Atlanta-based Dust-to-Digital revived his music into a new collection called “Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams.” That release was nominated for a Grammy Award. 

We talk with Dust-to-Digital Co-Founder Lance Ledbetter; Texas-based music journalist Michael Corcoran; and Doris Nealy, an old friend and neighbor of Washington Phillips.