Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments

Sundays 8:35 am; Mondays 6:32 pm.
  • Hosted by Robert Darden

Author and Baylor University professor Robert Darden tells stories -- and plays recordings -- from the Baylor University Libraries' Black Gospel Music Restoration Project in an on-going weekly series of two-minute segments. Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments explores the distinctly African-American sound of the "Golden Age of Gospel" (1945-1975). The series celebrates this fertile musical period in American history, presenting cultural snapshots that reveal the depth of a people, their community, and the influence they have had on the rest of American music.

You'll love this version of "Steal Away(to Jesus)" by the Greater Sabathani Baptist Church Mass choir of Minneapolis, MN!


The Rev. "Slim" Hunt's eight minute version of "People Get Ready" is one of gospel music's all-time greats. 


There was a time when everybody had a gospel quartet, but few were better than the Hiram Glee Club of the H.W. Hiram Grand Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Baltimore. 


Tommy Ellison and the Singing Stars' biggest hit was "Been in the Storm Too Long," which was adopted by the civil rights movement.


The Gospel Hummingbirds of Oakland, California deliver, a soulful take on the old spiritual, "Lord Don't Move the Mountain."


The obscure 45 "Get Away Jordan" by the Griffin Singers- It isn't famous, but it's still classic old-school gospel music performed with love and enthusiasm. 


As you might imagine, Washington D.C. is and has been home to some great gospel talent. One group you might not know is the Southern Gospel Singers of Washington D.C. 


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Song Sermons

Oct 29, 2017

The great hymn of the church, "How Great Thou Art," gets the half preached, half sung treatment by Sammie Graham and the Gospel Revelators


You've never heard a rendition of "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" like this one by Juliet Powell and the Combine Choir of Chicago. 


You've never heard a rendition of "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" like this one by Juliet Powell and the Combine Choir of Chicago. 


The Might Wonders of Aquasco, Maryland lend their melodious voices to a lovely rendition of the old labor movement song, "I Shall Not be Moved"


The legendary O'Neal Twins were gospel traditionalists,  always preferring to sing in the classic old-time gospel music style. 


A little known gem from the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project is a bright and sassy 45 by the C&H Community Singers and produced by Mr. Henry Rush Jr. 


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Inez Andrews

Sep 24, 2017

Inez Andrews was one of the last of the legends of gospel music's golden age when she passed at 83 in 2012.


Sometimes, searching for information on many of the songs in the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project is like putting together a 1,000 piece puzzle with the blank side up. take for instance the wonderfully charming "His First Miracle" by the Jubilee Stars on Class Records


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