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.

The Charles Taylor singers tear it up on "Gonna Be All Right."

"Lord, Hear My Plea" is a funky preview of a great career to come. 

The title track was recorded after the assassination of Dr.  Martin Luther King

"Draw Closer Together" is another example of that classic Detroit gospel sound. 

This Caravans alumnus released great music throughout her long career. 

"What Have I Done Wrong" is New Orleans-styled gospel boogie. 

"I'm So Glad" is an excellend example of the gospel swing era.

The Rev. Samuel Butler's "Mary Don't You Weep for Me" is classic southern blues gospel.

"When You're in the Gloryland" is a spirit-possessed romp.

Savor the Rev. Willie Morganfield's slow and bluesy gospel song, "At the Cross."

This church choir from Scotch Plains, NJ, delivers a rollicking version of the gospel standard, "I'm On My Way to Heaven."

Carl Hall's vocals on "I Want to be More Like Jesus" will leave you... well... amazed. 

"Glory to His Name" showcases the Mighty Faith Increasers at their finest. 

"Soldier in Vietnam" is that rare gospel song about the war. 

The Richmond, Virginia family's Tribute to Granny is a fitting farewell to a gospel music legend.