Songs of Inspiration

Songs of Inspiration

by The Wilburn Brothers


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Songs of Inspiration

Like many country artists, especially those who had at least some element of bluegrass in their roots, the Wilburn Brothers made gospel songs part of their repertoire. This 14-song collection draws in nearly equal measures from two albums of such material they recorded for Decca, 1960's Livin' in God's Country and 1964's Take Up Thy Cross. In the fashion of numerous spiritual albums by artists more famous for their secular recordings, these tracks can be viewed as something of an interesting sidelight to their main body of work that will have appeal for serious fans and those with a special passion for gospel, though it won't be what the duo are most remembered for. Since the Wilburns were among the finest harmonizing country duos, and since the instrumental arrangements stick close to the hillbilly/honky tonk with which they established themselves, it still has appeal for fans without a particular gospel bent. There are some female backing vocals, as well as an organ on "Let the Lower Lights Be Burning," but the adornments to their '50s sound are minimal. The singing remains first-rate, and the performances are dignified, though the packaging on this compilation is extremely basic.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2011
Label: Varese Fontana
UPC: 0030206707427
catalogNumber: 067074
Rank: 92687

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wilburn Brothers   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Cary E. Mansfield   Producer
James Vaughn   Composer
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction
Leverett   Photo Courtesy
Knowles Shaw   Composer
William B. Bradbury   Composer
Betty Sue Perry   Composer
Edward S. Ufford   Composer
Eddie Collins   Composer
Rev. Robert Lowry   Composer
Jefferson Hascall   Composer
George A. Minor   Composer
Laurence Zwisohn   Producer
James M. Black   Composer
Alfred H. Ackley   Composer
Hurdist Milsap   Composer
Dorsey Dixon   Composer
Philip P. Bliss   Composer
Marvin Baumgardner   Composer

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