Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments

The unknown Reverend Leon Hamner and the Holy City Travelers cut loose of the gospel rave-up "I've Got the Love of Jesus".


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The unknown Rev. Leon Hamner and the Holy City Travelers cut loose on the gospel rave-up, “I’ve Got the Love of Jesus.”

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Bessie Griffin’s towering version of “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” is one of gospel music’s great recordings.

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Did you know Ike and Tina Turner once released a great gospel LP in 1973?


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The guitar playing Holmes Sisters were clearly acolytes of the immortal Sister Rosetta Tharp, as "Gonna Ride This Train" quickly makes clear.

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"Mother's Advice" by Georgia's Taylor Brothers is a gently rocking country gospel jewel.

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Sister Josephine James' slow and bluesy rendition of "God Can Make a Way" will give you shivers!

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The pride of St. Louis, the Rev. Cleophus Robinson, lends his silky voice to the traditional ballad, "God by With You".


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Sister Rosetta Tharp's legacy as one of the greatest gospel artists of all time is cemented by breezy, bouncy gospel swing tunes like this one, "Go Ahead".


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"Glad That Trouble Don't Last Alsways" is a lasting tribute to one of gospel's least-known - but always listenable - labels: Designer Records from Memphis, Tennessee.


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The D.C. Christian Harmonizers released several joyfully funky 45s on a variety of small gospel labels in the late '60's and early '70's.

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The Imperial Gospel Singers’ “Fountain of Blood” will remind you of the powerful harmonies of their Philadelphia neighbors, the legendary Angelics. 

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Chicago’s Argo Singers released a host of fine 45s for Vee-Jays Records in the mid-1960s, including the bouncy “Fill Me Now.” 

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For more than 50 years, Evelyn’s singing and songwriting made the Gay Sisters one of gospel’s most influential artists

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The Imperial Gospel Singers’ “Fountain of Blood” will remind you of the powerful harmonies of their Philadelphia neighbors, the legendary Angelics. 


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Hear the full SHOUT! segment here. 

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