Essential Gospel Anthology (2cd set)

Artist: Various Artists
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143492921
Cat No: NOT2CD292


You need do no more than scratch the surface of American music to discern the huge influence of gospel. It’s the choral harmonies on a Motown hit, the impassioned preaching of a Stax singer, the ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ imagery of Paul Simon… there’s no escaping it. The fact remains that gospel is, was and will remain a cornerstone of American music for as long as it is recorded and performed. Here are fifty reasons why.

CD 1

1. Will He Welcome Me There? – The Sensational Nightingales
2. This Train – Rev. Robert Ballinger
3. Never Grow Old – Aretha Franklin
4. Come And Go To That Land – Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers
5. Living For My Jesus – Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
6. Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air – Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Marie Knight
7. Jesus – Mahalia Jackson
8. The Life You Save May Be Your Own – The Pilgrim Travellers
9. Get Away Jordan – Dorothy Love Coates
10. Trouble In My Way – The Swan Silvertones
11. I’m His Child – Sister Ernestine Washington
12. J-E-S-U-S Spells Jesus – Brother Miller and the Milleraires
13. My God Is A Mighty Man – Anthony Butler
14. Leave It There – Clara Ward and the Ward Singers
15. Stop Right Now – The Bells Of Joy
16. I Want Jesus On The Road I Travel – Brother Joe May
17. Each Day – Sister Wynona Carr
18. Downward Road – The Selah Jubilee Singers
19. I Got A Witness – The Swan Silvertones
20. Didn’t It Rain? – Cora Martin
21. Nobody’s Fault But Mine – Sister Lottie Peavey
22. Packing Every Burden – The Fairfield Four
23. My Time Donr Come – The Golden Gate Quartet
24. I’m A Rolling – The Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi
25. You Grow Closer – Aretha Franklin

CD 2

1. Peace In The Valley – Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers
2. My Journey To The Sky – Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Marie Knight
3. I Know I’ve Been Changed – The Dixie Hummingbirds
4. Step By Step – The Boyer Brothers
5. Great Day – The Sallie Martin Singers
6. My God Called Me This Morning – The Jubalaires
7. God Knows The Reason Why – Mahalia Jackson
8. My Rock – The Swan Silvertones
9. Heaven On My Mind – The Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
10. Milky White Way – The Trumpeteers
11. Touch Me Lord Jesus – Marie Knight and Vivian Cooper
12. I’ll Fly Away – Rev. B. C. Campbell and Congregation
13. Don’t Rock The Boat – The Charioteers
14. How I Got Over – Clara Ward and the Ward Singers
15. Jesus Gave Me Water – Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers
16. Gospel Train – Marie Knight and the Dependable Boys
17. Oh Lord, Stand By Me – Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
18. Mother Bowed – The Pilgrim Travellers
19. My Lord And I – Sister Rosetta Tharpe
20. Everyday Will Be A Sunday – Dorothy Love Coates
21. Go Devil Go – Sister Lille Mae Littlejohn
22. He’ll Make A Way – Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers
23. Jezebel – Golden Gate Quartet
24. Let The Church Roll On – Mahalia Jackson
25. 991/2 Won’t Do – Dorothy Love Coates