Like Cords Around My Heart Audiobook

Like Cords Around My Heart coverBy Buell Cobb

Digital download: $14.95. Complete downloadable audio recording of Like Cords Around My Heart in MP3 format (playable on most computers, tablets, and phones).

Payment is via PayPal. Order by clicking the button below. You will receive an email with a download code within twenty-four hours.

  • Digital download of Like Cords audiobook MP3s:

Six CD set: $27.95 with free domestic shipping. International shipping is $15 to Canada and $20 elsewhere.

Package includes:

  • Complete audio recording of Like Cords Around My Heart on two MP3 CDs (playable on some CD players and on most computers and car stereos).
  • Audio recording of abridged book, featuring twelve chapters on four audio CDs (playable on any audio system), with musical illustrations throughout and never-before-released audio.
  • Downloadable code for the complete audiobook.
  • Twenty-four-page booklet including exclusive photographs from private archives, with a preface by Nathan Rees and author’s notes by Buell Cobb.
  • Single copy of Like Cords audiobook (domestic, with free shipping):
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  • Make check payable to the Sacred Harp Publishing Company and mail to address below:

    Buell Cobb
    2216 Shady Dell Lane
    Birmingham, AL 35216

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    As anyone can attest who has been lucky enough to hear Buell Cobb’s reminiscences first hand, the stories when spoken sparkle with a vibrancy impossible to distill onto a printed page.

    —Nathan Rees

    package-800At the urging of the Sacred Harp community, master-storyteller Buell Cobb has narrated the entirety of his most recent book, Like Cords Around My Heart. Spanning nearly fourteen hours, the audiobook takes listeners on a journey through the world of Sacred Harp that Cobb has traversed since the 1960s. The author’s inimitable voice brings to life the singers and singings of decades past in a memoir that is intensely poignant, always sharp, and often hilarious. A wealth of never-before-released historical and contemporary recordings of Sacred Harp singing enhance the experience, seamlessly bringing together the characters in the stories with the music that they loved.

    In addition to the complete audiobook on MP3 CDs, the package includes an abridged version on standard audio CDs for use in any audio system. The handsome package, which was designed by Lindy Groening, also includes a booklet featuring notes by the author, a preface by Nathan Rees, and a selection of historical photos.

    Listen to some sample selections:

    From chapter 7, “Miss Ruth”


    From chapter 8, “Dewey Williams”


    From chapter 15, “Ed Thomas and Willie Mae”


    From chapter 16, “Aunt Jewel”


    From chapter 23, “Tat Bailey”


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