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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday February 5th, 2014 with Stephen Neale
I Heard the Angels Singing

Stephen Neale is your host tonight and features selected cuts from I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel from the Nashboro Label 1951-1983. This 4-CD set features, as the title describes, electrifying gospel music from this Nashville-based label. Put together by the Tompkins Square team, the same group responsible for the equally impressive 3CD sets of Fire in my Bones: Raw + Rare + Otherwordly African-American Gospel (1944-2007) and This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45 RPM (1957-1982); they have exceeded themselves with this compilation which is accompanied with a strong set of liner notes that strikes the right balance on detail. The four discs are titled as follows: - Disc One: Looking for a Better Place to Live (1951-1957) - Disc Two: Seat in the Kingdom (1958-1963) - Disc Three: Don't Drive Your Children Away (1964-1967) - Disc Four: Heaven, I've Heard So Much About It (1968-1983)
Since Jesus Came into My Heart (1951)
Silvertone Jubilee Singers - I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951 - 1983 - Tompkins Square Records New
I'm Battling (1958)
Sensational Propheteers - I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951 - 1983 - Tompkins Square Records New
Wait on the Lord (1964)
Bonita Cantrell - I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951 - 1983 - Tompkins Square Records New
Free at Last (1968)
Ethel Davenport - I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951 - 1983 - Tompkins Square Records New
There Must be a City (1954)
Skylarks - I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951 - 1983 - Tompkins Square Records New
Milky White Way (1959)
The CBS Trumpeteers - I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951 - 1983 - Tompkins Square Records New
Troubled Mind (1964)
The Williams Singers - I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951 - 1983 - Tompkins Square Records New
Heaven, I've Heard So Much About It (1968)
Dorothy Love Coates & the Gospel Harmonettes - I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951 - 1983 - Tompkins Square Records New
I've Got Heaven on my Mind (1955)
Blair Gospel Singers - I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951 - 1983 - Tompkins Square Records New
Love Deep Down in Your Heart (1961)
Gospel Five Singers - I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951 - 1983 - Tompkins Square Records New
Nobody But You, Lord (1965)
Six Trumpets - I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951 - 1983 - Tompkins Square Records New
Wrapped up, Tied Up, Tangled Up (1970)
Rev. Cleophus Robinson - I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951 - 1983 - Tompkins Square Records New
I've Been Born Again (1955)
Spiritual Five - I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951 - 1983 - Tompkins Square Records New
Farther Down the Road (1963)
Traveling Kings - I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951 - 1983 - Tompkins Square Records New
Don't Drive Your Children Away (1967)
The Fairfield Four - I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951 - 1983 - Tompkins Square Records New
He Brought Joy to my Soul (1976)
Pilgrim Jubilee Singers - I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label 1951 - 1983 - Tompkins Square Records New