Posts Tagged ‘Gospel quartets’

I Have A Friend Above All Others

September 15, 2019

“I Have A Friend Above All Others,” written by by Theodore R. Frye and Virginia Davis, recorded by The Soul Stirrers, ca. 1956. Lead vocalist: Sam Cooke.

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Standing at the Judgment

August 25, 2019

“Standing at the Judgment” by the Sensational Nightingales, 1959. Lead vocalist: Julius Cheeks.

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Brother Noah

August 18, 2019

“Brother Noah,” by the Gospel Giants, 1961. Brantley Padgett, Edward Cook, James Scott, Ishmael Lane, Luther Singleton, and Ed Jordan.

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He’s Sweet, I Know

May 19, 2019

“He’s Sweet, I Know,” recorded by the Swan Silvertones, 1971.

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Ride This Train

April 14, 2019

“Ride This Train” by the Canton Spirituals, 1993.  Harvey Watkins, Sr., lead vocalist.

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The Old Ship Of Zion

March 31, 2019

“The Old Ship Of Zion,” performed by The Jackson Southernaires at the Jackson Municipal Auditorium, Jackson, Mississippi, 1992.

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Oh Mary Don’t You Weep

March 3, 2019

“Oh Mary Don’t You Weep,” by the Swan Silvertones, 1959.

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The Atomic Telephone

January 6, 2019

“The Atomic Telephone,” written by Henry Glover and Eddie Smith (Syd Nathan, owner of King Records, got a co-writing credit too, as “Lois Mann”). Recorded by the Spirit of Memphis Quartet, 1951. Label-mates The Harlan County Four (aka Brown’s Ferry Four) recorded a country quartet version a month later.

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I’ve Got Myself Together

December 2, 2018

“I’ve Got Myself Together,” by the Swan Silvertones, 1975. The Parable of the Prodigal Son like you’ve never heard it before.

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Ride On King Jesus

November 18, 2018

“Ride On King Jesus,” by the Detroiters, ca. 1951.

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