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.

"Demonstration Protest" is a great example of gospel funk.

Sellers toured the world, sang with Mahalia and performed on Broadway.

The title track to Come Up to Mount Zion is a foot stoming hand-clapping Holy Ghost revival song. 

The Eternal Chariot Singers' "I'll Be Free" is a rare beauty. 

This Southern soul gospel artist never received the acclaim his talent deserved. 

Anyone who has said "Those who can't, teach" obviously hasn't heard about the Famous Boyer Brothers of gospel music.

Rev. Willingham, backed by the Supreme Angels, delivers a fiery reworking of the old children's song. 

"Sit Down, Servant" is one of the hits from their tribute LP, We Remember Rufus

The Charles Taylor singers tear it up on "Gonna Be All Right."

"Lord, Hear My Plea" is a funky preview of a great career to come. 

The title track was recorded after the assassination of Dr.  Martin Luther King

"Draw Closer Together" is another example of that classic Detroit gospel sound. 

This Caravans alumnus released great music throughout her long career. 

"What Have I Done Wrong" is New Orleans-styled gospel boogie. 

"I'm So Glad" is an excellend example of the gospel swing era.