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The Rough Guide To The Roots Of Gospel

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The Rough Guide to the Roots of Gospel
The Rough Guide to the Roots of Gospel


'The Rough Guide to the Roots of Gospel' traces the development of gospel music during its early recorded history. Featuring the greatest names in early gospel music including Thomas A. Dorsey, Arizona Dranes, Rev. J.M. Gates and many more.

These beautiful tracks were born out of grief and suffering which served as a beacon of hope for singers and listeners alike. They range from the musical sermons of ordained ministers to the "jack-leg" musical preaching of street performers. This collection offers a unique insight into the first great wave of recorded gospel artists who remain an inspiration to this day

Lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques.


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  2. Arizona Dranes - It's All Right Now
  3. Luther Magby - Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit
  4. Rev. J.C. Burnett - True Friendship
  5. Four Dusty Travelers - Po' Mourner
  6. St. Marks Chanters - So High
  7. Jessie May Hill - The Crucifixion Of Christ
  8. Blind Willie Johnson - God Don't Never Change
  9. Laura Henton - I Can Tell The World About This
  10. Washington Phillips - I Am Born To Preach The Gospel
  11. Thomas A. Dorsey & The Gospel Singers - Singing In My Soul
  12. Famous Blue Jay Singers - Children Wade In The Water
  13. Elder Beck - Drinking Shine
  14. Rev. J.M. Gates - Death's Black Train Is Coming
  15. Mother McCollum - Jesus Is My Air-O-Plane
  16. Alfred G. Karnes - I Am Bound For The Promised Land
  17. Brother William's Memphis Sanctified Singers - I Will Meet You At The Station
  18. Rev. Gary Davis - Have More Faith In Jesus
  19. Birmingham Jubilee Singers - Do You Call that Religion
  20. The Morris Gospel Family - He Rose Unknown
  21. Rev. A.W. Nix - Black Diamond Express To Hell - Part 1
  22. Rev. F.W. McGee - Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room (Take 2)
  23. Delta Big Four - Jesus Got His Arms Around Me
  24. Rev. Edward W. Clayborn - Then We'll Need That True Religion
  25. Dinwiddie Colored Quartet - Down On The Old Camp Ground
  26. Ernest Phipps & His Holiness Quartet - Don't Grieve After Me
  27. Sister Mary M. Nelson - The Royal Telephone
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