the electric eclectic
1998 february 8
in honour of tom who doesn't have any music and loves christ a real lot, and amy, who likes gospel too, and in mind this guy alex at red herring who asked me for some information on gospel music, i recorded this show as a gospel favourites session.
unfortunately for those people, my voice is louder than the music, which is kinda soft! so you have the radio turned up loud to enjoy the music and then i bellow quickly in your ear. sorry!ethan was on hand to argue the integrity of playing music of a faith by which i don't abide, including debate over whether or not some fun is being made by me of these folk and their methods.
|jess stacey||world's waiting|
|andre crouch||i got jesus|
|soul stirrers||jesus i'll never forget|
|swan silvertones||mary don't you weep|
|the caravans||walk around heaven all day|
|little richard||just a closer walk with thee|
|harmonizing four||motherless child|
|golden gate jubilee quartet||jezebel|
|washington phillips||what are they doing in heaven today|
|sister o m terrell||bible's right|
|leadbelly||let it shine on me|
|josh white||jesus goin' make up my dying bed|
|blind willie johnson||mother's children have a hard time|
|paul robeson||everytime i feel the spirit|
|blue chips||stay on the right side|
|humbard family||what a wonderful feeling|
|arizona dranes||he is my story|
|reverend robert wilkins||glory glory hallelujah|
|leonard de paur infantry chorus||in that gettin' up morning|
|abyssinian baptist gospel choir||said i wasn't goin' tell nobody|
|edwin hawkins||oh happy day (live)|
|mahalia jackson||god put a rainbow in the sky|
|christland singers||sell out to the master|
|elder charlie beck||drinking shine|
|langston hughes||three or four gospel poems|
|swan silvertones||my rock|
|morgan babb||pray for me|
|norfolk jubilee quartet||standing by the bedside of a neighbor|
|golden gate jubilee quartet||sun didn't shine|
|josh white||when the blood runs|
|edwin hawkins||oh happy day|
i didn't have two good gospel cds - reverend gary davis (i would have played his "my father is a husbandman" and early gospel greats.
the live version of oh happy day sounded dubious - the faith kick that made the original version i had so great was sadly missing. it was performed live at "the bitter end" a nightclub in new york, so maybe that had something to do with it.
i drew heavily from "jubilation" a gospel collection, and "preachin' the gospel: holy blues" the gospel CD from the columbia roots and blues series, the columbia two disc gospel album, and the roots and the branches, an early gospel collection. many of my favourite artists above are difficult to find on CD or find at all outside of a collection. at least i've been lookin' and haven't found nothin'!