Thunderbolt of the Middle West

Thunderbolt of the Middle West

by Brother Joe May
     
 

Brother Joe May was the male counterpart to Mahalia Jackson, a full-voiced tenor of amazing range and power. Although he recorded prolifically for the Nashboro label for the bulk of his career, this 27-track collection brings together his earliest recordings for the Specialty label. Although many of these tracks feature him workingSee more details below

Overview

Brother Joe May was the male counterpart to Mahalia Jackson, a full-voiced tenor of amazing range and power. Although he recorded prolifically for the Nashboro label for the bulk of his career, this 27-track collection brings together his earliest recordings for the Specialty label. Although many of these tracks feature him working with the Sallie Martin Singers, Sister Wynona Carr, the Pilgrim Travelers, and his daughter Annette May, the real star of the show is Brother Joe, whose voice simply soars no matter what the surroundings.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/1993
Label:
Specialty
UPC:
0022211703327
catalogNumber:
7033
Rank:
148491

Tracks

  1. Old Ship of Zion
  2. Wdia Radio Station Plug
  3. Search Me Lord
  4. How Much More of Life's Burden Can We Bear?
  5. In That Day
  6. I'm Gonna Live the Life I Sing About in My Song
  7. The Day Is Past and Gone
  8. Do You Know Him?
  9. I Just Can't Keep from Crying Sometimes [Alternate
  10. I Want Jesus on the Road I Travel
  11. Precious Lord
  12. What Do You Know About Jesus?
  13. Our Father
  14. It's All Right
  15. I'll Make It Somehow
  16. Your Sins Will Find You Out
  17. Remember Me
  18. I Claim Jesus First
  19. It's a Long, Long Way
  20. Don't Forget the Name of the Lord
  21. He'll Understand and Say Well Done
  22. I'm Happy I'm Working for the Lord
  23. Grow Closer
  24. Consider Me
  25. Jesus Knows
  26. Vacation in Heaven
  27. Going Home

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brother Joe May   Primary Artist,Vocals
Charles Brown   Organ
Sister Wynona Carr   Vocals,Track Performer
James W. Alexander   Vocals
Sallie Martin   Vocals
Fred Miller   Vocals
Keith Barber   Vocals
Albert Bartee   Drums
Theresa Childs   Piano,Vocals
Gwendolyn Cooper   Piano
James Lee   Organ,Drums
Cora Martin   Vocals
Kenneth S. Morris   Organ
Jesse Sailes   Drums
Bertha Smith   Piano
Raphael Taylor   Vocals
Kylo Turner   Vocals
Ralph Watson   Organ,Drums
Jesse Whitaker   Vocals
Kenneth Woods   Piano
R. Mosley   Organ
Sallie Martin Singers   Track Performer
Henry Woods   Piano
Freddie Simon   Tenor Saxophone
Annette May   Vocals
Edward Hall   Drums

Technical Credits

Pilgrim Travelers   Contributor
Brother Joe May   Arranger
Lee Hildebrand   Producer,Liner Notes
Kenneth S. Morris   Composer
Opal Nations   Producer,Liner Notes
Art Rupe   Producer
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
Paul Cardall   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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