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Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments

English, Education, 1 season, 69 episodes, 2 hours, 18 minutes
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Author and Baylor University professor Robert Darden tells stories - and plays recordings - from the Baylor University Libraries' Black Gospel Music Restoration Project in an on-going weekly series of two-minute segments. Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments explores the distinctly African-American sound of the "Golden Age of Gospel" (1945-1975). The series celebrates this fertile musical period in American history, presenting cultural snapshots that reveal the depth of a people, their community, and the influence they have had on the rest of American music.
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Gospel Landers of Norfolk, Virginia

The gritty Gospel Landers of Norfolk, Virginia produced a rough and ready brand of soulful gospel music.
5/19/20242 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Jessy Dixon

Jessy Dixon’s long career included one album produced and recorded with Andrae Crouch, It’s All Right Now.
5/12/20242 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Cogics

The teen-age COGICs’ “It Will Never Lose Its Power” is the earliest recording of Andrae Crouch’s beloved “The Blood (Will Never Lose Its Power.”
5/5/20242 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Golden Gate Quartet

One of the most irresistible songs in all of gospel music is the Golden Gate Quartet’s a cappella rendition of the story of Daniel in the lion’s den – “Shadrack.”
4/28/20242 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Violinaires

You’ve never heard Bob Dylan’s masterful “I Shall Be Released” until you’ve heard it sung by Robert Blair and the Violinaires of Chicago.
4/21/20242 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - James Herndon

James Herndon was one of the top composers and pianists during gospel’s Golden Age and responsible for such upbeat classic hits as “No Courage Soldier” from 1968.
4/14/20242 minutes
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Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Golden Wings of Atlanta, Georgia

During the mid-1980s, the Golden Wings of Atlanta sang silky smooth gospel with songs like “Jesus Will Make Everything All Right.”
3/31/20242 minutes
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Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - Rev. Pearly Brown

Blind street-corner singer the Rev. Pearlie Brown’s haunting rendition of the old spiritual “Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning” is a powerful glimpse into our musical past.
3/24/20242 minutes
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Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - Gospel All-Stars

The Gospel All-Stars’ “It’s Me, Oh Lord,” is one of the earliest recordings of gospel legend James Cleveland.
3/17/20242 minutes
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Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - Elder Nick Hightower and Sister Massey

Elder Nick Hightower’s old-school Hammond B-3 stylings are the highlight of this rare gospel instrumental, “Let Everybody March.”
3/10/20242 minutes
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Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - Jean Austin

Birmingham native Jean Austin’s hoarse and commanding voice is perfect for her slow and smokey version of “I Ain’t No Stranger Now
3/3/20242 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Rev. Raymond Dozier

The patriarch of the Dozier family of gospel singers, the Rev. Raymond Dozier, is a masterful gospel singer himself – witness his rendition of “No Kids Allowed.”
2/11/20242 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Sons of the Birds

When a member of the Dixie Hummingbirds missed a show, a member of the Sons of the Birds stepped right in!
2/4/20242 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Dorothy Maynor

The glorious voice of Dorothy Maynor deserves to be better known today.
1/28/20242 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Rev. Willie A. Treadwell

The Rev. Willie A. Treadwell’s Treadwell Community Singers were much loved in their native Chicago for their rendition of old favorites like “Sit Down, Servant.”
1/21/20242 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Rev. Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Singers

The Rev. Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Choir’s “It’s Gonna Rain” may be the best cover version ever of an Andrae Crouch and the Disciples songs.
1/14/20242 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - "The Virgin Mary Had One Son" by The Staple Singers

The Staple Singers’ elegiac, mournful version of the ancient spiritual “The Virgin Mary Had One Son” is a great way to say goodbye to 2023!
12/31/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - "We Three Kings" by Williams Brothers

You’re not likely to hear a more creative interpretation of the old carol “We Three Kings” than this one by the Williams Brothers.
12/24/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Christmas Joy" by The Soul Stirrers

The legendary Soul Stirrers recorded a handful of Christmas songs in the late 1960s, including the pop-oriented “Christmas Joy.”
12/17/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Children, Go Where I Send Thee" by The Gospel Starlets

The Gospel Starlet’s version of the old folk spiritual “Children Go Where I Send Thee” owes much to legendary producer Phil Spector’s “wall of sound” approach.
12/10/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Melvin Boyd and the Fabulous Ohio Wonders

“I’m Going to Work” is a sterling gospel release by the powerful vocalist Melvin Boyd and the Fabulous Ohio Wonders.
11/26/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Melody Kings

The Melody Kings of Los Angeles epitomize a certain deep-South soulful gospel with “I’m Going to Walk Through the Streets.”
11/19/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Georgia Mass Choir

The Georgia Mass Choir conduct a master class on the power of gospel music with their live version of “I’m Going to Hold Out.”
11/12/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Louise McCord

The powerful voice of Louise McCord is featured on the Thomas Whitfield produced gospel stomper, “I’m Going On.”
11/5/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Candi Staton

In her 50-year career, Candi Staton has sung every kind of music, but may be at her best with gospel, including her irresistible hit, “He Set Me Free.”
10/15/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Angelic Choir

The famed Angelic Choir of Nutley, New Jersey, released a host of compelling albums and songs, including “The Last Request” from 1968.
10/8/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - McHenry Boatwright

That’s the glorious bass-baritone voice of McHenry Boatwright singing and playing piano on the old spiritual, “Let Us Break Bread Together.”
10/4/20232 minutes
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The Tabernacle Echoes were founded in 1955 at Washington D.C.’s legendary Tabernacle Baptist Church.
10/2/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Jubilee Messengers

"I Won't Have to Cry No More" is a great example of the talents of longtime Memphis favorites, the Jubilee Messengers.
9/24/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Stapleton Singers

The old gospel song "Tell Him What You Want" gets a rousing treatment from 22-year-old Mavis and the Staple Singers.
9/17/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Leontyne Price

Legendary lyric soprano Leontyne Price's ethereal voice elevates the beloved spiritual "There is a Balm in Gilead" to new heights.
9/10/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Donald Vails

In his short life, Donald Vails left a great gospel music legacy with his Choraleers, including "He Looked Beyond My Faults" in 1975.
9/3/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Sandra Crouch

The Sandra Crouch LP We Sing Praises is credited with saving the nearly bankrupt Light Records label in 1983.
8/27/20232 minutes
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Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - Sister Wynona Carr

Sister Wynona Carr’s “The Ball Game” has found a new life in recent years -- nearly 70 years after it was first released!
8/20/20232 minutes
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Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - Rev. Lionel Davis

“I Picked It Up and Put It Down, God Turned My Life Around” by the Rev. Lionel Davis is that rare gospel song with a sense of humor.
8/13/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Mighty Supreme Voices

The Mighty Supreme Voices of Dallas, Texas, tear up their own composition, the funky “I Don’t Have a Friend Like Jesus.”
8/6/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Mighty Skylights

The Mighty Skylights were part of the even mightier Vee-Jay Records' roster of gospel artists in the late 1950s.
7/30/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Cassietta George

The legendary Cassietta George was a star both with the Caravans and as a solo artist, wrecking churches with songs like her rendition of "I Must Tell Jesus."
7/23/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Sara Jordan Powell

You'll never hear a more powerful version of "Keep Your Hands on the Plow and Hold On" than this one by Sara Jordon Powell.
7/16/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Rev. Janice Barnes

The Rev. Janice Barnes and the Jr. Petite Choir of Red Budd Holy Church of Rocky Mount, NC, I Must Be Young deliver a devastating gospel version of the beloved hymn, "The Old Rugged Cross."
7/9/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Confessionals Gospel Singers

The otherwise unknown Confessionals Gospel Singers offer their own interpretation of Andrae Crouch's "I Don't Know Why Jesus Loved Me."
7/2/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Rev. Timothy Wright

The Rev. Timothy Wright’s untimely death at age 61 in 2009 was a great loss to gospel music.
6/25/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Edwin Hawkins & the Music and Arts Seminar Mass Choir

Edwin Hawkins and the Music and Arts Seminar Mass Choir send the live audience home with a rousing “None But the Righteous.”
6/19/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Antioch Baptist Church Choir

You’ll love the innocent authenticity of the Antioch Baptist Church Choir’s rendition of “He’s My Savior, Too.”
6/11/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Blind Boys of Alabama

The always innovative Blind Boys of Alabama tear up Hank Williams “I Saw the Light” in 1965.
6/4/20232 minutes
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The Anna Murrell Singers - "I Heard the News."

The Anna Murrell Singers' "I Heard the News" showcases the voice of Madame Anna - the pride of Pittsburgh's thriving gospel scene.
5/23/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Albertina Walker and the Caravans

Albertina Walker and the Caravans put their gospel-ized spin on Jackie DeShannon’s pop hit, “Put a Little Love in Your Heart.”
4/30/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - 350th Episode features the Testimonial Singers

This week marks the 350th episode of SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments. Hear about the Testimonial Singers’ “Thank You for the Mind,” and hear the Winans before they were famous!
4/23/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moment - Jordan Travelers

“Go Where Jesus Is” is a standout track from the little-known Jordan Travelers, fueled by the dynamic voice of Floyd Skinner.
4/16/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Bradley Singers

The Bradley Singers were a joyfully talented group of siblings from St. Louis whose original composition “Up, Up and Away” was guaranteed to wreck the church wherever they performed.
4/9/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - J. Robert Bradley

J. Robert Bradley’s magnificent voice could cause an entire convention to call for an intermission after one of his performances.
4/2/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Rev. C.L. Franklin

The Rev. C.L. Franklin may have been America’s best-known Black preacher, but he was a pretty good singer, too!
3/26/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - E.D. Sangster Gospel Chorus

The E.D. Sangster Gospel Chorus of the Brooklyn Holy House of Prayer rocks their rendition of the old hymn “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah.”
3/19/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson was a true American hero – and a wonderful singer. Here’s his version of the spiritual, “I’ve Got a Home in Dat Rock.”
3/12/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Jubilee Hummingbirds

The old spiritual “I’ve Got Shoes” gets the full Memphis treatment by the Rev. Al Banks and the Jubilee Hummingbirds.
3/5/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Clara Ward

Marian Williams takes the lead on the Clara Ward and the Ward Singers’ version of Brewster’s memorable “I’m Climbing Up Higher and Higher.”
2/26/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Sons of Jordan

Featuring Roosevelt Glass, the Sons of Jordan sing old-school, gut-bucket gospel, like their version of “Just Like He Said.”
2/19/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Mt Moriah MBC Choir

Dorothy Love Coates’ “Finishing Line” is one of the highlights of the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church Gospel Choir LP, I Don’t Know What I’d Do.
2/12/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Melody Kings

Hilliard McSwine and the Melody Kings of Greenwood, Mississippi deliver some serious gospel boogie with “I’m On My Way.”
2/5/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Shirley Caesar

They call Shirley Caesar “The First Lady of Gospel Music” for good reason – just listen to one of her great story-songs, “Hold My Mule,” and see if you don’t agree!
1/29/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Freedom Soul Singers

The multi-talented Paul Leka released one gospel recording his long career, the bright and bouncy “His Love Flows Through Me Like a River” by the otherwise unknown Freedom Soul Singers.
1/22/20232 minutes
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Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - Ethel Waters

Ethel Waters was an American original – actress, activist and singer of such classic songs as “Stand by Me.”
1/15/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Doris Akers

Doris Akers was a legendary composer, arranger, choir director and singer – check out her version of the old classic, “Dwelling in Beulah Land.”
1/8/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Al Green

The legendary Rev. Al Green conjured up a slow and simmering gospel version of “People Get Ready” along with a host of classic soul and pop singles.
1/2/20232 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Vernessa Mitchell

Vernessa Mitchell’s slow and slinky version of “Silent Night” is a great way to close the holiday season.
12/25/20222 minutes
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Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - Commissioned

Commissioned’s funky contribution to Christmas music is the beat-heavy “Joy” from 1991.
12/18/20222 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Black Nativity

Gospel music rarely gets better than the combination of Marion Williams and Princess Stewart on Black Nativity’s “Joy to the World”
12/4/20222 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Sallie Martin

Sallie Martin’s version of Willie Webb’s “(Jesus is the Answer) He’s All I Need” is authentic, homespun gospel music.
11/27/20222 minutes
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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Thomas Dorsey

One of the rarest items in the entire Black Gospel Music Preservation Program is Thomas Dorsey’s “How About You” from 1932.
11/20/20222 minutes