How Sweet It Was—The Sights and Sounds of Gospel’s Golden Age
2010

  1. The Grace of God —The Consolers
  2. Sanctified Lord —The Meditation Singers
  3. Too Close to Heaven —Clarence Fountain and the Five Blind Boys of Alabama
  4. No Tears in Heaven —The Raymond Rasberry Singers
  5. From Out of Nowhere —Delois Barrett Campbell and the Barrett Sisters
  6. In the Garden —Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Delois Barrett Campbell, and Professor Alfred Miller
  7. Commercial 8 —Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  8. Up above My Head I Hear Music in the Air —Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  9. God’s Amazing Grace —J Robert Bradley
  10. Somewhere to Lay My Head —The Sensational Nightingales
  11. I Want Jesus to Walk with Me —Madame Emily Bram
  12. Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross —Sister Jessie Mae Renfro
  13. If You See My Savior —Ira Tucker and the Dixie Hummingbirds
  14. Maybe It’s You —Ira Tucker and the Dixie Hummingbirds
  15. If This Ain’t the Holy Ghost —Marion Williams
  16. Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone —Brother Joe May
  17. We’ll Understand It Better By and By —The Famous Davis Sisters
  18. My Eternity —Bessie Griffin
  19. O Lord It Is I —Robert Anderson
  20. You Must Be Born Again —Dorothy Love Coates and the Gospel Harmonettes
  21. He’s Right On Time —Dorothy Love Coates and the Gospel Harmonettes
  22. Let the Church Roll On —Inez Andrews and the Andrewettes
  23. He’s Been a Shelter for Me —The Soul Stirrers
  24. I’m a Soldier —The Soul Stirrers
  25. I’ve Been Dipped in the Water (Watcha Gonna Do) —Professor Alex Bradford
  26. Deep Down in My Heart —James Cleveland
  27. It Is Well with My Soul —Marion Williams

I haven’t had a chance to watch this in full yet, but I wanted to note that I bought it because of two tracks that blew me away via YouTube postings: Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s “Up above My Head I Hear Music in the Air,” with its blistering guitar work (SO unexpected to see, that first viewing!), but especially The Meditation Singers’ mighty “Sanctified Lord,” in which Laura Lee Rundless transformed it from just a rollicking great Gospel track to something mighty and rocking.



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