Category Archives: gospel

SONG OF THE DAY Pearl Reaves with Paul Farano Trio – High Noon

It’s not often you come across a lady like we have today! Pearl Reaves is something of a legend because she was doing things that not many women of her time had done! Born in the late 1920’s Pearl Reaves … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lula Collins – Hold Out Keep the Faith

Lula Collins is something of a mystery, and so far I’ve failed to find too many definitive details about this powerful vocalist. What I do know, however, is that she was recording and in the mid-1970’s, releasing about three LP’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Brother Theotis Taylor – Somebody’s Gone

Brother Theotis Taylor is a 92-year-old spiritual singer and piano player known throughout South Georgia and beyond for his powerful voice and heavenly falsetto. His talents took him away from his home in Fitzgerald, Georgia, straight to the stage with … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Travelaires – I’m Thankful

Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, The Travelaires regretfully didn’t release too much throughout (what I can gather) was a brief recording career. In 1981 they issued an album entitled Joy To My Soul, which came out on a label (their label?) … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Glory Bound Singers Of Doddsville, Mississippi – We’re Dreaming of Heaven

I’ve definitely found much, much more of a soft spot for Gospel over the past few months and today’s divine offering is a smashing example of this mighty fine genre. Issued in 1976 on a custom gospel label from Memphis, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY George Perkins – Cryin’ In The Streets

George Perkins was a singer and label owner born on 25 September 1942 just outside Baton Rouge in Denham Springs LA. He started his singing career, as so many did in those days, in the church as a member of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dixie Nightingales – I Don’t Know

Also known as Ollie & The Nightingales and The Nightingales, The Dixie Nightingales were an African-American male vocal group who specialised in all things soul, R&B, and gospel. Founded as The Gospel Writer Juniors in the late 1950’s, the band … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Andrew Wartts & The Gospel Storytellers – Peter & John

In 1982, a record label in Johnson City (and later with an additional presence in Nashville) released an album entitled There Is A God Somewhere.  Recorded by Andrew Watts and the Gospel Storytellers, this LP was issued on Champ Records … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Staple Singers – Going Away

I’m always partial to a bit of gospel, but The Staple Singers add another dimension to this sound! Their superior, soulful and most glorious vocal layers heal the frayed edges of my mind, and to say they soothe my ears … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ethel Agee – Traveling Home

It was a moment that Ethel Agee never forgets and one that led to the creation of what has become known as a “lost classic”.  Revered and highly sought after amongst record collectors alike, Traveling Home was written by Ethel … Continue reading

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