Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments

Sundays 8:35 am; Mondays at 4:48am. 6:48am, 8:48am and 5:48pm.
  • 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.

"Ashamed of Jesus" was R&B legend Cliff Butler's lone gospel recording as part of the Spiritual Keynotes for Nashboro Records in 1960.

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For more than 50 years, the Sweet Singing Cavaliers have been the most beloved gospel group in South Central Los Angeles.

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The Roscoe Robinson-led New Heavenly Wonders recorded the Philadelphia soul-inspired "Ain't No Love (Like Jesus Love)" in the early 1970's.

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Danniebelle Hall's first solo LP while a member of Andrae Crouch and the Disciples is bright, effervescent gospel-pop. 

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Sister Emma Tucker's Soulful bluesy voice transforms "Cryin' Days Will be Over" into something truly special.

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Edna Gallmon Cooke's beautiful mezzo-suprano voice and unique story-telling style deserve to be better known among gospel fans today.

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The Patterson Singers released a number of fine gospel 45s and LPs before switching to the soul music giant ATCO label in the early 1970s.

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The husband and wife duo known as the Consolers were the most traditional sounding group on the gospel highway for more than 30 years. 

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The Harold Bailey Singers were one of Chicago's most beloved gospel groups in the mid-1960's.

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The Sensational Whirlwinds with Johnny Twiller were one of the many great groups featured on Rochester, New York's Lifetime label. 

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"Rocka My Soul" from the A'Cappels captures both the passion of the old spirituals and the joyful precision of jubilee. 

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The obscure Spiritualistics of Kankakee, Illinois prove that great gospel music can come from just about anywhere at any time!

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The Kings of Harmony were among the most influential jubilee groups to record in the early days of gospel music. 

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The North Philadelphia Juniors may not have been famous, but they could sing with anybody in gospel music!

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Katie Sankey's powerful, expressive voice elevates every song she sings to a new level, including the old standard "I Don't Know Why."

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