Gospel Music CD (2006)

Artist: Various

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Label THE Music Force
SKU 202155149
UPC 825005934620
UPC 14 00825005934620
Format CD
Release Date 1/31/2006
Author Various
Technical Info
Producer Joel Dorn; Lee Friedlander; Joel Dorn; Lee Friedlander
CatalogID 9346
Lable Name Hyena Records
Released 01/31/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00825005934620
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Joel Dorn.
Photographer: Lee Friedlander.
It's impractical to recap the rich history of gospel music in even a box set, but this single disc does a terrific job of introducing the highlights of the genre over a brief but effective 50-minute CD. From such legends as Mahalia Jackson, the Staple Singers, and James Cleveland to the somewhat more esoteric Violinaires and Trumpeteers, co-compilers Joel Dorn and photographer Lee Friedlander -- old friends from their days working together at Atlantic Records -- present a well-rounded and consistently mesmerizing set of tunes that shows why gospel is the heart and soul of American music. It's impossible not to be moved by this sound, regardless of your religious beliefs. These musicians aren't trying to make money; they are working for a higher power than financial gain, and that's the core of artistic integrity. Choosing highlights from this collection is futile, but Sam Cooke's soaring voice on the Soul Stirrers' "The Last Mile of the Way" and the Reverend James Cleveland leading his chorus on the classic "Get Right Church" are just a few spine-tingling moments from an album that boasts plenty more where those came from. Dorn makes a big point in the non-liner notes that he doesn't think it's necessary to provide information on the tracks, right down to the years they were released. While he has a point that this music needs no explanation, a few pictures of the artists and the release dates of the tracks wouldn't have hurt this otherwise perfect compilation. ~ Hal Horowitz
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.71) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "These songs exist to glorify Jesus, but the revelation is in simply how soul-stirring they are, regardless of how you might spend your Sundays."
Disc 1
1 Precious Lord - Supreme Angels/Slim & the Supreme Angels
2 Go Where I Send Thee - Golden Gate Quartet
3 Oh Mary, Don't You Weep - The Swan Silvertones
4 Strange Man - Dorothy Love Coates
5 Last Mile of the Way, The - The Soul Stirrers
6 Motherless Child - The Harmonizing Four
7 What He Done For Me - The Violinaires
8 Waiting For My Child - The Consolers
9 Where Shall I Go - The Trumpeteers
10 Stand By Me - The Staple Singers
11 This May Be the Last Time - The Original Five Blind Boys of Alabama
12 This May Be The Last Time - The Staple Singers
13 Trouble In My Way - The Swan Silvertones
14 Get Right Church - James Cleveland
15 My God Is Real - Mahalia Jackson
16 One Day - Angelic Gospel Singers/The Dixie Hummingbirds
17 By the Power of God - Troy Ramey
18 He Decided to Die - James Cleveland
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Label Big Deal Records

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