Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments

Sundays 8:35 am; Mondays 6:32 pm.
  • Hosted by Robert Darden

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.

This church choir from Scotch Plains, NJ, delivers a rollicking version of the gospel standard, "I'm On My Way to Heaven."

Carl Hall's vocals on "I Want to be More Like Jesus" will leave you... well... amazed. 

"Glory to His Name" showcases the Mighty Faith Increasers at their finest. 

"Soldier in Vietnam" is that rare gospel song about the war. 

The Richmond, Virginia family's Tribute to Granny is a fitting farewell to a gospel music legend.

On this 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, this special program will air tonight at 8 on KBWU-FM.

Robert Darden takes us through the final days and  hours of Martin Luther King's life and features music from the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project.  

The Paradise Baptist Church Combined Choir's "I'm glad for the Cross" is as good as it gets. 

The lone LP by this quartet of sisters from California captures the girl-group charm of the early '60's.

The Rev Barrett and the Walton Brothers' "I have a Friend Above All Others" was another excellent release from Checker Records. 

"Another Year' by the pride of Columbia, South Carolina, is a soulful take on a classic gospel song. 

Lorenz Porter Brown's devastating rendition of "Near the Cross " is an unforgettable tour-de-force. 

"Deep River" is an instant classic from the Houston Mass Choir's Beautiful Zion LP.

You can't go wrong when you sing a classic by the Rev. Clay Evans

Esther Ford's "I'm Striving" sounds like a gospel-version of one of those glorious girl-group hits of the mid-1960's

Edwin Hawkins' signature song was an unlikely hit in 1969.