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 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.

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.