The Essential Gospel Sampler

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All Music Guide - Opal Louis Nations
More fine samples by the artists in the Columbia Legacy gospel series.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Opal Louis Nations
More fine samples by the artists in the Columbia Legacy gospel series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972474328
  • Catalog Number: 724743


Disc 1
  1. 1 Swing Down, Chariot - Orlandus Wilson (3:32)
  2. 2 What Could I Do? - Lloyd Gary (2:30)
  3. 3 When the Gates Swing Open - William Bobo (3:53)
  4. 4 Glory, Glory Hallelujah (2:33)
  5. 5 Hide Me in Thy Bosom - William Bobo (1:58)
  6. 6 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (4:10)
  7. 7 It's a Highway to Heaven - Napoleon Allison (3:12)
  8. 8 My God Is Real - Lilton Mitchell (3:40)
  9. 9 Somebody Bigger Than You and I (4:20)
  10. 10 Didn't It Rain - Lilton Mitchell (2:40)
  11. 11 Trouble of This World (2:44)
  12. 12 Git on Board, Little Chillun/L'il David (2:27)
  13. 13 Hush - Orlandus Wilson (3:12)
  14. 14 In the Upper Room - Hattie Ellis (7:13)
  15. 15 Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody (5:54)
  16. 16 How I Got Over (6:42)
  17. 17 What You Gonna Do? (2:38)
  18. 18 Will the Circle Be Unbroken (2:41)
  19. 19 If You See My Saviour - Napoleon Allison (4:55)
  20. 20 Strange Man (4:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James "Thunderbird" Davis Background Vocals
Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir Track Performer
Dorothy Love Coates Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
The Dixie Hummingbirds Track Performer
Golden Gate Quartet Track Performer
Mahalia Jackson Vocals, Track Performer
Marion Williams Vocals, Track Performer
Paul Robeson Vocals, Track Performer
Billy Preston Organ
The Staple Singers Track Performer
Herb Ellis Guitar
Shelly Manne Drums
Lawrence Brown Piano, Vocals
Carl Kress Guitar
Roebuck "Pops" Staples Vocals, Musician
The Stars of Faith Track Performer
Prof. Alex Bradford Piano, Celeste, Vocals, Track Performer
Alberta Carter Bradford Organ, Tambourine, Background Vocals
Charles E. Campbell Background Vocals
Howard Carroll Guitar
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Mildred Falls Piano, Track Performer
Paul Griffin Organ
Al Hall Bass, String Bass
Milt Hinton Bass
Dennis Jones Background Vocals
Willie James McPhatter Piano
Kenneth Rayborn Background Vocals
Mavis Staples Vocals
Frances Steadman Vocals, Track Performer
Beachy Thompson Background Vocals
Ira Tucker Vocals
Earl Williams Drums
K. Mitchell Bass
Lilton Mitchell Organ
B. Preston Organ
Lloyd Gary Piano
Pervis Staples Track Performer
Napoleon Allison Guitar
Al Christman Bass
Cleotha Harris Vocals
Henry Owens Tenor (Vocal)
Clyde Riddick Tenor (Vocal)
Pola Roberts Drums
Margaret Simpson Vocals
Yvonne Staples Vocals
Calvin White Vocals
Orlandus Wilson Bass (Vocal)
Jack Halloran Choir Ensemble, Track Performer
Conrad Frederick Piano
James Walker Vocals
Eddie Robinson Organ, Piano
Lawrence Brown Piano, Vocals
Willie Johnson Bass (Vocal), Leader
Paul Roberson Vocals
William Bobo Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Roberta Martin Composer
Chris Albertson Liner Notes
Prof. Alex Bradford Director
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey Composer
Bill Landford Director
Nedra Olds-Neal Producer
Gina Campanaro Packaging Manager
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Traditional Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Gospel Gem

    If you're an ''old timey'' gospel fan, you will definitely want to own this fantastic recording. Marion Williams is at her finest in ''What Could I Do'' and you also get the swinging harmonies of the Dixie Hummingbirds in a great rendition of ''Hide Me In Thy Bosom.'' Mahalia Jackson is featured on two tracks, and the only track that seems not to fit is Paul Robeson's singing ''Git On Board'' (but it's still enjoyable to hear his rich bass sound). James Cleveland has two inspiring tracks, and The Highway QC's will have you tapping your toe, if not outright dancing around with two upbeat selections in p

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