10 Apr 2020

In the Spirit: A Journey into Gospel

From RNZ Music, 10:00 am on 10 April 2020

Nick Bollinger guides us through Black America's rich tradition of religious song.

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Photo: CC00 Samueles

Black Americans made some of the most earth-shaking sounds of the 20th century. For a start they invented jazz and the blues, and today it would be hard to find a corner of the planet where the impact of those vital musical forms hasn't been felt. But they also produced one of the most profound bodies of religious music. Join Nick Bollinger for a guide to Black America's rich tradition of religious song: In the Spirit - Parts One and Two:

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Music Details - Part One:

Title:

Meeting Tonight

Composer:

Public Domain/Clara Ward

Label:

NASHBORO

27222

The Day is Past and Gone

Public Domain/Aretha Franklin

CH 9105

I Love the Lord

Isaac Watts/Reverend RC Crenshaw and Congregation/Negro Church Music

ATLANTIC

7 82496

Amazing Grace

Newton-Public Domain/Fred McDowell

TCD

5004

I’m Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table

Public Domain/Wings of Jordan Choir/Jubilee to Gospel

JEMF

108

Oh Mary Don’t You Weep

Public Domain/The Utica Institute Jubilee Singers/Jubilee to Gospel

JEMF

108

Denomination Blues

Washington Phillips/Washington Phillips

YA200 2003

If I Had My Way

Public Domain/Blind Willie Johnson

COLUMBIA

472 190

Precious Lord

Dorsey/Marion with Thomas A Dorsey/Testify! The Gospel Box

RHINO

R2 75734

What Manner of Man

Roman Holmes/Willie Mae Ford Smith/The Great Gospel Women

SHANACHIE

6004

Move On Up a Little Higher

Brester- Davis/Mahalia Jackson/Jubilation! Volume I

RHINO

R2 70288

Job

n.s./Golden Gate Jubilee Quintet/How Can I Keep from Singing Volume II

YAZOO

2021

Working on a Building

Public Domain/Swan Silvertones

K-5022X

Sleep on Mother

Harris/Soul Stirrers

SF 1001

Man Can’t Get No Satisfaction

Mighty Clouds of Joy/The Mighty Clouds of Joy

MARK 49

See How They Done My Lord

Public Domain/Sensational Nightingales

SF 1001


Music Details - Part Two:

I’m a Soldier

Public Domain/Clara Ward

NASHBORO

27222

Come Out the Corner

n.s./Marion Williams/The Great Gospel Women

SHANACHIE

6004

Troubled

Dorothy Love Coates/Dorothy Love Coates/The Great Gospel Women

SHANACHIE

6004

Down By the Riverside

Public Domain/Sister Rosetta Tharpe

MCA 1317

Somebody Save Me

R Staple/The Staple Singers

NV 92-600

Touch the Hem of His Garment

Cooke/Sam Cooke & the Soul Stirrers

SPCD 7009-2

Mary Don’t You Weep/Precious Lord

Inez Andrews-Thomas A Dorsey/Aretha Franklin

ATLANTIC

7567-81324

Oh Happy Day

Hawkins/The Edwin Hawkins Singers

RHINO

R2 70288

Overdose of the Holy Ghost

Clark/The Clark Sisters

50G 132

Amazing Grace

Newton/Sonny Treadway

ARHOOLIE

CD 450

Revolution

Franklin/Kirk Franklin

IND 90178

Walk With Me

Public Domain/The Arc Choir

MAPLESHADE