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.

The Rev. Charles A. Tindley is one of the fathers of gospel music. 

The Gospel Chimes' three lead vocalist gave the Chicago group a varied and challenging sound. 

The old story of "Nicodemus" gets the close harmony treatment by the Elete Jubilee Singers.

Lorraine Ellison created both rock n' roll and gospel classic songs. 

The Rev. Reuben Burton and the Travelers were an important part of Dr. Martin Luther king's campaign in Chicago in 1966.

The Macedonia Church of God in Christ Concert Choir breathes new life into the old spiritual, "Trouble Don't Last Always."

You'll love this version of "Steal Away(to Jesus)" by the Greater Sabathani Baptist Church Mass choir of Minneapolis, MN!

The Rev. "Slim" Hunt's eight minute version of "People Get Ready" is one of gospel music's all-time greats. 

There was a time when everybody had a gospel quartet, but few were better than the Hiram Glee Club of the H.W. Hiram Grand Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Baltimore. 

Tommy Ellison and the Singing Stars' biggest hit was "Been in the Storm Too Long," which was adopted by the civil rights movement.

The Gospel Hummingbirds of Oakland, California deliver, a soulful take on the old spiritual, "Lord Don't Move the Mountain."

The obscure 45 "Get Away Jordan" by the Griffin Singers- It isn't famous, but it's still classic old-school gospel music performed with love and enthusiasm. 

As you might imagine, Washington D.C. is and has been home to some great gospel talent. One group you might not know is the Southern Gospel Singers of Washington D.C. 

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Song Sermons

Oct 29, 2017

The great hymn of the church, "How Great Thou Art," gets the half preached, half sung treatment by Sammie Graham and the Gospel Revelators

You've never heard a rendition of "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" like this one by Juliet Powell and the Combine Choir of Chicago.