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.

Doris Watson and the Testimonial Echoes deliver a slow and soulful rendition of “God is Blessing You.”

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"Jesus is Everywhere" by the Victorious Glory Landers is doo-wop heaven! 

"Mother Church" Kennerly Temple's choir has been making great gospel music for a very long time.

"His Love Bubbles Over in My Soul" by the previous unknown Ruth Beck Singers will make you smile all day.

For decades, the Windy City Four have popularized the glorious jubilee-styled harmonies of Gospel's Golden Age.

The Original Blind Boys of Mississippi's Archie Brownlee was the greatest soulful shouter gospel music ever produced.

"His Love Flows Through Me Like a River" is the legendary Paul Leka's attempt to create a gospel-inflected classic.

The Light of the World Choir's self-produced LP features one great song - "Set Your Affection on Things Above"

Bonita Cantrell was one of hundreds of sweet-voiced gospel artists who were released by the quirky Nashboro label

The too-short life of gospel legend Lula Collins left us a legacy of hard-rockin', sanctified gospel music.

If you've never heard it, LaVern Baker's lone gospel LP is worth seeking out.

From the obscure Ne-Bo label, a wonderful gospel track by the Fantastic Silver Heart.

The Morning Stars of Savannah prove that you can never have too many gospel songs about momma.

Philadelphia's Angelic Gospel Singers toured and recorded great gospel music for more than 40 years.

This Detroit native takes "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" in an entirely new direction.