Various Artists - Nuggets From The Golden Age Of Gospel (Music CD)

Release Date: 09 November 2009
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This wonderful four-disc, 105-track box of postwar Afro-American gospel releases from the 1940s and 1950s was compiled by record collector and gospel historian Opal Louis Nations, and it perfectly captures what was surely a golden age for black gospel. Gospel as we now know it emerged in the South in the early '30s, an outgrowth of the right to assemble and the advent of gospel songwriters like Thomas A. Dorsey (who had sung previously in the secular arena as Georgia Tom), who brought the blues to church, tossed in some ragtime piano rhythms, and almost single-handedly created the genre to the point that his compositions were simply known as "Dorseys." Then, in the early '40s, performers like Sister Rosetta Tharpe added a kind of theatricality (not to mention electric guitar) to the mix, and this generous box chronicles the confluence of all this. There is so much to marvel at here, including the opening track, "Walk Around," by the Five Soul Stirrers, Tharpe's jazzy, bluesy "Didn't It Rain" (complete with her concise electric guitar runs), the Five Blind Boys of Alabama's beautiful and haunting "Mother's Song," Sam Cooke & the Soul Stirrers' intimate "Pilgrim of Sorrow" (the take included here has some off microphone conversation that only adds to the song's feel of immediacy), Lou Rawls & the Pilgrim Travelers' doo wop-inflected (before doo wop was even a named genre) "Come Home," and Sister Marie Knight's uptown jazz version of "Trouble in Mind," a song that had long been performed as a secular blues, albeit with a high degree of spiritual overtones. Gospel, of course, traveled back to the secular side of the tracks when soul arose in the 1960s, but the roots of that explosion are here in this delightful collection. ~ Steve Leggett
Release Date: 09 November 2009
  • Disk 1
  • 1. Walk Around
  • 2. I'm Tramping
  • 3. I've Got A Home In That Rock
  • 4. He Knows How Much You Can Bear
  • 5. He Knows My Heart
  • 6. World Can't Do Me No Harm
  • 7. How Far Am I Afrom Canaan
  • 8. Each Day
  • 9. Lead Me To That Rock
  • 10. Angels Angels Angels
  • 11. Mother's Song
  • 12. Jesus Is The Name
  • 13. Same Train
  • 14. Lord's Prayer
  • 15. Wings Of Faith
  • 16. One Day
  • 17. I'd Rather Serve Jesus
  • 18. At The Cross
  • 19. Lord's Gospel Train
  • 20. Bedside Of A Neighbor
  • 21. There Is Rest For The Weary
  • 22. They Buried Sin
  • 23. On The Highway
  • 24. Sending Up This Prayer
  • 25. Jesus Be My Keeper
  • 26. Walking In Jesus Name
  • 27. Where Could I Go
  • 28. Bye And Bye
  • Disk 2
  • 1. Let Us Run
  • 2. Come Over Here
  • 3. Out On The Ocean Sailing
  • 4. Four And Twenty Elders
  • 5. No Matter How You Pray
  • 6. Amazing Grace
  • 7. Ship Of Zion
  • 8. Jesus Bears The Cross
  • 9. My God Is Real
  • 10. All On The Altar
  • 11. Another Soldier Gone
  • 12. Trouble In Mind
  • 13. Toll The Bells
  • 14. I Need Thee
  • 15. There'll Be No More Sorrow
  • 16. One Day When I Was Walking (I'm In His Care)
  • 17. Send My Child Home To Me
  • 18. Angel
  • 19. Lord Have Mercy
  • 20. Two Wings Flying Home Parts 1 And 2
  • 21. There Is A Fountain
  • 22. Cry Sometime
  • 23. Holding On Part 2
  • 24. Where Is My Wandering Chil
  • 25. This Train
  • 26. Old Time Religion
  • 27. Nothing Will Move Me (From the Love of God - Christland Singers/R.H. Harris)
  • Disk 3
  • 1. So Glad I'm Here
  • 2. Our Prayer
  • 3. Jesus I'll Never Forget
  • 4. God's Creation
  • 5. Prayer For Tomorrow
  • 6. Yes It's Me Lord That Came To Thee
  • 7. Who So Ever Will
  • 8. Pilgrim Of Sorrow (Take 1)
  • 9. I Can See Everybody's Mother
  • 10. He's Alright With Me
  • 11. I Was So Happy
  • 12. Jesus Is Listening
  • 13. Lord Will I Meet Them Again
  • 14. I Want To Go To Heaven
  • 15. Burying Ground
  • 16. Sinner's Crossroads
  • 17. I Need Thee
  • 18. Uncloudy Day
  • 19. Jesus Remembers
  • 20. That's Enough
  • 21. Wonder How Long
  • 22. Every Now And Then (Take 2)
  • 23. Let's Have Church
  • 24. Come Home
  • Disk 4
  • 1. I Can See So Much
  • 2. Sit Down And Rest Awhile
  • 3. Didn't It Rain
  • 4. I'm Not Tired Yet
  • 5. Careless Soul
  • 6. Glad To Be In the Number
  • 7. Walk With Me
  • 8. I've Been Changed
  • 9. Let's Go Out To The Programs
  • 10. I've Been Lifted
  • 11. Love Lifted Me
  • 12. Open Our Eyes
  • 13. My Father's House
  • 14. Roll Jordan Roll
  • 15. Didn't It Rain
  • 16. Rock My Soul
  • 17. It's A Pity
  • 18. Come By Here
  • 19. Hard To Get Along
  • 20. Mother Bowed
  • 21. Jesus Is Real
  • 22. Love Of God (Take 1)
  • 23. When I Lay This Body Down
  • 24. Jesus Let Me Sleep
  • 25. I Never Knew
  • 26. Didn't It Rain

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Catalogue No: JSPCD77126