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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.”

The Golden Wings of Atlanta, Georgia recorded some silky smooth gospel in the 1980s, particularly for the small Meltone Record label. With their stylish tuxes, the Wings looked and sounded like the great R&B groups of the day – the Whispers, the Delfonics and Shalamar. What made them stand out from other gospel groups of the era is that they featured multiple lead singers – all of whom worth listening to.

The Wings album It’s a Needed Time contains a particularly tasty collection of original songs and arrangements of old gospel standards and hymns. Their tight harmonies, the leads – which ranged between sweet falsettos and raspy baritones – and an in the pocket band make songs like “Jesus Will Make Everything All Right” a delight to listen to, even today.

MUSIC: (2413) The Golden Wings of Atlanta, Georgia, It’s a Needed Time LP, “Jesus Will Make Everything All Right,” Side 1, Track 1

2413 Golden Wings - Jesus Will Make Everything All Right.mp3

I’m Robert Darden … “Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments” is produced by KWBU and the Black Gospel Music Preservation Program at Baylor University Libraries.

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Robert F. Darden is the author of two dozen books, most recently: Nothing But Love in God’s Water, Volume II: Black Sacred Music from Sit-In to Resurrection City (Penn State University Press, 2016); Nothing But Love in God’s Water, Volume I: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement(Penn State University Press, 2014); Jesus Laughed: The Redemptive Power of Humor(Abingdon Press, 2008), Reluctant Prophets and Clueless Disciples: Understanding the Bible by Telling Its Stories(Abingdon Press, 2006); and People Get Ready! A New History of Black Gospel Music(Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2004).