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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Majestic Male Choir of Atlanta, Georgia

The Majestic Male Choir of Atlanta, Georgia’s “Saved by the Power” is an uptempo, all-out gospel stomper!

The Rev. Lawrence Roberts produced hundreds of albums for the great Savoy label – maybe more, not even he knows. He’d do as many as three in one epic 24-hour recording session. Sometime in 1967, he was at the helm of a session for the Majestic Male Choir of Atlanta, Georgia, a rare all-male group from Greater Harvest Church of Deliverance in Atlanta.

The album, Ask Him to Guide You, got the full Savoy treatment – including a weirdly wonderful cover painting by the enigmatic artist, HARVEY.

The Majestic Male Choir, directed by Eugene Harris, recorded three albums for Savoy between 1966 and 1967 and then disappeared. But their LPs are worth searching out – the choir had a host of outstanding lead singers and Roberts’ production made sure the male voices come through clear and strong – as is the case for this up tempo gospel stomper, “Saved by the Power.”

2344 Majestic Male Choir - Saved By the Power.mp3

MUSIC: (2344) The Majestic Male Choir of Atlanta, Georgia, Ask Him to Guide You LP, Side 1, Track 2 (October 29, 2023)

I’m Robert Darden … “Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments” is produced by KWBU, the Black Gospel Music Preservation Program at Baylor University Libraries and is funded by generous support from the Prichard Foundation.

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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).