The Very Best of Religious Songs 1909 - 1948

The Very Best of Religious Songs 1909 – 1948 – Viper DL149

5th of December 2021  – DOWNLOAD

‘Gimme that old time religion’ this was the call that so many black Americans understood. A unifying way of worshiping together and soothing the aching heart in an apartheid regime that lasted long after the abolishment of slavery. The Gospel tunes and vocal harmonies that where cultivated over centuries particularly in the Southern states, permeate to this day into popular music.Most black Rock ’n’ Rollers were influenced by these songs they had heard in church. Songs that exuded excitement, Rhythmic chants and drive. Featured on this album is some of the best Rock ’n’ Roll before Rock ’n’ roll had a name!

 

 

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TRACKS
1. Rev Edward Clayborn – Then We’ll Need that True Religion 1927
2. Golden Gate Quartet – The Valley of Time 1939
3. Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Rock Me 1941
4. Mahalia Jackson – Oh My Lord 1937
5. Blind Willie Davis – When the Saints go marching in 1928
6. Norfolk Jubilee Quartet – No Hiding Place 1938
7. Elder Curry – Memphis Flu 1930
8. Southern Sons – I’m Free at Last 1942
9. Rev I.B Ware with Wife & Son – I wouldn’t mind Dying ( but I Gotta Go by Myself ) 1928
10. Chicago Sanctified Singers – Tell Me what Kind of Man Jesus is 1935
11. Selah Jubilee Singers – I want Jesus to walk around my Bedside 1939
12. Arizona Drones – I’ll go where you want me to do 1928
13. Bull City Red – I see the sign of Judgement 1935 – 1939
14. Polk Miller and his old South Quartet – The Old Time Religion 1909
15. Eddie Head and his Family – Down on me 1930
16. Rev Charles White – How Long 1948
17. Mother McCollum – I want to see him 1930
18. Dennis Crompton & Robert Summers – Go I’ll send thee 1936
19. Washington Phillips – Take your Burden to the Lord 1927
20. Sister Mathews – Stand by Me 1948