Coverart for item
The Resource Classic African American gospel, (sound recording)

Classic African American gospel, (sound recording)

Label
Classic African American gospel
Title
Classic African American gospel
Contributor
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This marvelous set from Smithsonian Folkways includes samples of the various trace sources that eventually crystallized into what became known as gospel in the 19th century, including an assortment of spirituals, choir performances, shout bands, vocal quartets, and guitar preachers, emerging as both a history lesson and as an expressive and even at times explosive listening experience. Somehow both varied and unified at once, this collection is essentially a sampler for the vast African American gospel music offerings in the Smithsonian Folkways archives, and each selection leads off to another album the label offers. Although the term gospel is often applied to all religious music, gospel proper emerged early in the 19th century as a clear attempt to fuse spirituals and church music with the rhythms, arrangements, and approach of pop music in order to reach a larger audience while still retaining the intimacy and power of its musical roots. Gospel, of course, then begat modern soul, and by extension, the whole world of urban dance music, ; so the roots presented here are in part responsible for a much larger tree than just modern gospel. -- Editorial Review provided by Steve Leggett for All Music Guide, taken and adapted from Barnes And Noble website
Accompanying matter
  • discography
  • bibliography
  • biography of performer or history of ensemble
  • technical information on music
  • historical information
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Credits note
  • Produced, compiled, and annotated by Kip Lornell
  • Production managed by Mary Monseur ; Production assisted by Allison Fiske and Kristin King
  • Production supervised by Daniel Sheehy and D. A. Sonneborn
  • Editorial assistance by Carla Borden ; Photo research by Charlie Hunter
  • Mastered by Pete Reiniger
  • Sound restoration by Pete Reiniger and Joseph Stolarick
Dewey number
782.42543
Form of composition
multiple forms
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
M2198
LC item number
.C53 2008
PerformerNote
Various performers
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1906-1985
  • 1914-1983
  • 1879-1949
  • 1896-1972
  • 1924-1999
  • 1885-1949
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sprott, Horace
  • Dockett, Alvin
  • Montgomery, Little Brother
  • Gresham, Willi.
  • Johnson, Juanita
  • Washington, Ernestine B.
  • Johnson, Bunk
  • Terry, Sonny
  • Beck
  • Bowen
  • Davis, Gary
  • Reed, Dock
  • Sellers, John
  • Cotten, Elizabeth
  • Hammer, Fannie Lou.
  • Pinckney, Mary.
  • Leadbelly
  • Starlight Gospel Singers
  • Blessed (Musical group)
  • Jubilee Singers
  • Missionary Quintet
  • Thrasher Wonders (Musical group)
  • Gospel Tones
  • Two Gosepl Keys (Musical group)
  • Combined Gospel Choir
  • Mississippi Mass Choir
  • First Independent Holy Church of God and Unity (Marion, Ala.)
  • Madison's Lively Stones (Musical group)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
African Americans
Label
Classic African American gospel, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Recordings released previously, recorded from 1945 to 1998
  • Full credits, as well as program notes written by Kip Lornell and bibliographical references inserted in container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Just got over at last
  • (Little Brother Montgomery)
  • Moses smote the water
  • (The Thrasher Wonders)
  • Soon, one mornin'
  • (Willi Gresham)
  • Dry bones:
  • Ezekiel saw the wheel
  • (The Missionary Quintet)
  • Holy ghost
  • Jesus going to make up my dying bed
  • (Juanita Johnson and the Gospel Tones)
  • Where could I go
  • (Sister Ernestine Washington with Bunk Johnson)
  • Oh what a beautiful city
  • (Sonny Terry)
  • You've got to move
  • (Two Gosepl Keys)
  • Let the church say amen
  • (Elder Beck)
  • I heard the voice of Jesus say
  • (Horace Sprott)
  • (Bishop Bowen and the Combined Gospel Choir)
  • If I had my way
  • (Rev. Gary Davis)
  • Low down death right easy
  • (Dock Reed)
  • He's my rock
  • (Brother John Sellers)
  • Hallelujah, it is done
  • We praise your holy name
  • (The Mississippi Mass Choir)
  • Oh Lord, I'm so glad I got good religion
  • Don't let his name go down
  • (First Independent Holy Church of God-Unity-Prayer)
  • Go tell it on the mountain
  • (Fannie Lou Hammer)
  • Been in the storm so long
  • (Mary Pinckney)
  • Every time I feel the spirit
  • Swing low sweet chariot
  • They hung him on the cross
  • (Lead Belly)
  • (The Starlight Gospel Singers)
  • It's time to make a change
  • (Madison's Lively Stones)
  • Thank you, Lord
  • (Alvin Dockett and Blessed)
  • When I was sinkin' down
  • (Fisk Jubilee Singers)
Control code
ocn190702449
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Lccn
2012621366
Other control number
093074019429
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
SFW CD 40194
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(Sirsi) 1001958
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Classic African American gospel, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Recordings released previously, recorded from 1945 to 1998
  • Full credits, as well as program notes written by Kip Lornell and bibliographical references inserted in container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Just got over at last
  • (Little Brother Montgomery)
  • Moses smote the water
  • (The Thrasher Wonders)
  • Soon, one mornin'
  • (Willi Gresham)
  • Dry bones:
  • Ezekiel saw the wheel
  • (The Missionary Quintet)
  • Holy ghost
  • Jesus going to make up my dying bed
  • (Juanita Johnson and the Gospel Tones)
  • Where could I go
  • (Sister Ernestine Washington with Bunk Johnson)
  • Oh what a beautiful city
  • (Sonny Terry)
  • You've got to move
  • (Two Gosepl Keys)
  • Let the church say amen
  • (Elder Beck)
  • I heard the voice of Jesus say
  • (Horace Sprott)
  • (Bishop Bowen and the Combined Gospel Choir)
  • If I had my way
  • (Rev. Gary Davis)
  • Low down death right easy
  • (Dock Reed)
  • He's my rock
  • (Brother John Sellers)
  • Hallelujah, it is done
  • We praise your holy name
  • (The Mississippi Mass Choir)
  • Oh Lord, I'm so glad I got good religion
  • Don't let his name go down
  • (First Independent Holy Church of God-Unity-Prayer)
  • Go tell it on the mountain
  • (Fannie Lou Hammer)
  • Been in the storm so long
  • (Mary Pinckney)
  • Every time I feel the spirit
  • Swing low sweet chariot
  • They hung him on the cross
  • (Lead Belly)
  • (The Starlight Gospel Singers)
  • It's time to make a change
  • (Madison's Lively Stones)
  • Thank you, Lord
  • (Alvin Dockett and Blessed)
  • When I was sinkin' down
  • (Fisk Jubilee Singers)
Control code
ocn190702449
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Lccn
2012621366
Other control number
093074019429
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
SFW CD 40194
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(Sirsi) 1001958
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Cy-Fair LibraryBorrow it
      9191 Barker-Cypress Road, Cypress, TX, 77433, US
      29.911273 -95.686197
    • HCPL FreemanBorrow it
      16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX, 77062, US
      29.558715 -95.1194702
Processing Feedback ...