When Gospel Was Gospel

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/24/2005
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351606426
  • Catalog Number: 6064
  • Sales rank: 51,567


Disc 1
  1. 1 Beams of Heaven - Sister Rosetta Tharpe (2:42)
  2. 2 Little Boy, How Old Are You (2:26)
  3. 3 The Lord Will Make a Way (2:46)
  4. 4 His Eye Is on the Sparrow (2:52)
  5. 5 Yield Not to Temptation (2:49)
  6. 6 The Old Ship of Zion (2:47)
  7. 7 Look for Me in Heaven - Professor J. Earle Hines (3:09)
  8. 8 Power of the Holy Ghost (2:07)
  9. 9 Mahalia Moans (1:47)
  10. 10 Mercy Lord (2:25)
  11. 11 Jesus - Robert Anderson (1:59)
  12. 12 A Queen C. Anderson Special: I Never Heard of a City/These Are They ... (2:53)
  13. 13 Standing on the Highway (2:59)
  14. 14 Leave It There - Ward Singers (2:44)
  15. 15 Time Is Winding Up - Ward Singers (2:31)
  16. 16 Here Am I Send Me (2:10)
  17. 17 Jesus Steps Right In - The Davis Sisters (2:20)
  18. 18 Too Close to Heaven - The Davis Sisters (3:10)
  19. 19 Thank You Jesus/I Have a Friend - The Swan Silvertones (5:12)
  20. 20 You Better Run - Dorothy Love Coates & the Original Gospel Harmonet (1:38)
  21. 21 Dot's Testimony - Dorothy Love Coates & the Original Gospel Harmonet (2:08)
  22. 22 Amazing Grace (1:52)
  23. 23 Walk Through the Valley - The Radio Four (2:57)
  24. 24 Sinner Man (2:34)
  25. 25 How About You (2:37)
  26. 26 Traveling Shoes (3:00)
  27. 27 Leak in the Building - The Bradford Singers (2:35)
  28. 28 You're Gonna Need Him - Jacqui Verdell (2:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James "Thunderbird" Davis Baritone (Vocal)
Margaret Allison Piano, Lead
Dorothy Love Coates Lead
Roberta Martin Piano, Alto (Vocal), Contralto (Vocal)
Marion Williams Soprano (Vocal), Lead
Madeline Bell Soprano (Vocal)
Dr. Morgan Babb Group Member
Marie Knight Vocals
Clara Ward Piano, Lead
J.J. Farley Bass (Vocal)
Sammy Price Piano
Joe Washington Organ
Ray Babb Group Member
Wallace Bishop Drums
Henry K. Bossard Bass (Vocal)
Prof. Alex Bradford Lead
Delois Barrett Campbell Soprano (Vocal), Lead
Rev. Julius Cheeks Lead
Marge Cheeks Piano
Madame Edna Gallmon Cooke Vocals
Gwendolyn Cooper Piano
Nellie Grace Daniels Soprano (Vocal)
Odessa Edwards Contralto (Vocal)
Mildred Falls Piano
Bessie Folk Contralto (Vocal)
Pops Foster Bass (Vocal)
Imogene Green Contralto (Vocal)
Irma Gwynn Contralto (Vocal)
R.H. Harris Lead
Professor J. Earle Hines Lead
Ora Lee Hopkins Soprano (Vocal)
Ernest James Tenor (Vocal), Lead
Rev. Claude Jeter Lead
Vera Kolb Soprano (Vocal)
Norsalus McKissick Tenor (Vocal), Lead
James H. Medlock Lead
John Myles Baritone (Vocal)
Willie Mae Newberry Contralto (Vocal)
Paul Owens Tenor (Vocal)
Robert Reed Tenor (Vocal)
Edward David Robinson Piano
R.B. Robinson Baritone (Vocal)
Thomas Shelby Piano
Frances Steadman Contralto (Vocal)
Silas Steele Narrator, Lead
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Guitar, Vocals
Beachy Thompson Tenor (Vocal)
Ira Tucker Lead
Willie Webb Baritone (Vocal)
Bill Woodruff Baritone (Vocal)
Robert Wootzen Organ
Elyse Yancey Contralto (Vocal)
Dewey Young Lead
Samuel Patterson Guitar
Josephine McDowell Soprano (Vocal)
Kitty Parham Soprano (Vocal)
Lucille Shird Contralto (Vocal)
Henrietta Waddy Lead
George Babb Group Member
James Babb Group Member
Alfreda Davis Contralto (Vocal)
Audrey Davis Soprano (Vocal)
Ruth Davis Lead
Thelma Davis Contralto (Vocal)
Curtis Dublin Piano
Doc Bagby Organ
Kenneth Washington Tenor (Vocal)
William Neal Piano
Gertrude Ward Contralto (Vocal)
S.R. Crain Tenor (Vocal)
James Darling Baritone (Vocal)
William Bobo Bass (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Marion Williams Composer
Prof. Alex Bradford Composer
Andrew Heermans Engineer
Anthony Heilbut Producer, Liner Notes
Kenneth S. Morris Composer
Robert Mosely Composer
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey Composer
Virginia Davis Composer
Public Domain Composer
Traditional Composer
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