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Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Billy Preston

Jan 22, 2017

Billy Preston's "Gospel in My Soul" -- a song filled with a sanctified beat and a screaming Hammond organ -- has all the makings of a gospel classic. (And close listeners would recognize it as the theme song for Shout!). In this episode, Robert Darden looks at the life and times of Billy Preston.


A balanced approach to measurement is key meeting long-term value goals.  

 


A story of two women, close friends, but only one of whom survives an accident.


The title of gospel's first super-group belongs to the Roberta Martin Singers. In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden tells us at one point in the late 1940s and 50s, every major gospel artist came through the group.


A series of fun stories from several pages down to even a few short lines.


Research indicates that an employee's repeated exposure to violations of moral principle can have a large impact on their personal life. 

 


 

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Starting this month in Waco you will notice an uptick on your water bill. That's because the city's water rates were increased in order to bolster a multimillion dollar, 10-year-long water works project. Deputy city manager Wiley Stem explains the increase and the projects in this interview.


Not all gospel songs are strictly religious, some addressed civil rights and current affairs. One event that saw gospel tributes was the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In this episode we listen to the Dixie Hummingbirds' tribute "My Prayer for Peace".


A wonderful story of two children who grow to love each other, only to drift apart.


Learn the three-part formula for success for start-ups. 

 

               

In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden looks at the life and times of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a masterful guitarist and gospel's first true star in the 1930s and 40s. 


An important reminder of the horrors of nuclear conflagration. 


If you want to eat healthy, but have a low degree of self-control, find out how to stay on track with your goals.  

 


"Sweet Little Jesus Boy" is often considered a spiritual, but this Christmastime song isn't actually a spiritual at all. In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden tells us about the song, and we hear The Harmonizing Four's rendition of it. 


If you’re a life-long Texan, you many have heard of a mutualistas. These mutual aid societies were part of a long tradition in Mexico, and found their way into Texas in the late 1800s. The organizations worked to provide low-income families with resources they otherwise might not have access to. While most disappeared in the 30s and 40s, throughout Texas today there are still a small number of in operation, including one thriving community mutualista in Waco that’s been around for more than 90 years. 


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