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When Gospel Was Gospel

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When Gospel Was Gospel
When Gospel Was Gospel


The contemporary gospel music scene is rather more refined than it used to be in the 'golden era', leaving many listeners dissatisfied. This 28 track compilation is a reminder of the power and glory of the great traditional soloists and classic 'quartets'. Among the former the selection includes Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson, Marion Williams, Marie Knight, Dorothy Love Coates and Brother Joe May. The groups include The Sensational Nightingales, The Swan Silvertones, The Soul Stirrers, The Spirit Of Memphis, Clara Ward & The Ward Singers and Professor Alex Bradford & The Bradford Singers. Eight of the tracks are previously unissued live recordings. The booklet includes rare photographs and a history of gospel music.


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  2. Beams Of Heaven - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  3. Little Boy, How Old Are You - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  4. The Lord Will Make A Way - The Soul Stirrers
  5. His Eye Is On The Sparrow - The Soul Stirrers
  6. Yield Not To Temptation - The Roberta Martin Singers
  7. The Old Ship Of Zion - The Roberta Martin Singers
  8. Look For Me In Heaven - J. Earle Hines
  9. Power Of The Holy Ghost - Mahalia Jackson
  10. Mahalia Moans - Mahalia Jackson
  11. Mercy Lord - Brother Joe May
  12. Jesus - Robert Anderson
  13. A Queen C. Anderson Special - Queen C. Anderson
  14. Standing On The Highway - The Dixie Hummingbirds
  15. Leave It There - Clara Ward And The Ward Singers
  16. Time Is Winding Up - Clara Ward And The Ward Singers
  17. Here Am i Send Me - The Spirit Of Memphis
  18. Jesus Steps Right In - The Davis Sisters
  19. Too Close To Heaven - The Davis Sisters
  20. Thank You Jesus/I Have A Friend - The Swan Silvertones
  21. You Better Run - Dorothy love And the Original Gospel Harmonette
  22. Dot's Testimony - Dorothy love And the Original Gospel Harmonette
  23. Amazing Grace - J. Robert Bradley
  24. Walk Thru The Valley - Edna Gallmon Cooke And The Radio Four
  25. Sinner Man - The Sensational Nightingales
  26. How About You - The Sensational Nightingales
  27. Traveling Shoes - Marion Williams
  28. Leak In the Building - Professor Alex Bradford And the Bradford Singers
  29. You're Gonna Need Him (Joe May) - Brother Joe May
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