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Subject: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: mousethief
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 10:59 AM

A group of buds and I want to do some old-timey gospel singing, and are looking for some material. Can anybody suggest a CD or two?

TO give you some idea of what we're looking for, is anybody familiar with the song "Turn Your Radio On"? That's the sort of thing we'd like to do. Not full-blown hymns, or spirituals per se, but stuff with a lot of nice harmony with lyrics that sound a little old-fashioned? Hopefully not all by the same composer.

Thanks,
Alex
O..O
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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 12:12 PM

look for Wade & Julia Mainer...(stuff like "Fifty Miles of Elbow Room")


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 12:14 PM

and if it is ON CD, E.C & Orna Ball..)I have it on older LP...


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 12:19 PM

ask Dick G. at Camsco...he'll know what's available...(I have lots of gospel/old-timey stuff scattered thru my collection, but not many records/CDs devoted to JUST that)...now if you want scans of some Pentacostal song books! *smile*


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: mousethief
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 01:55 PM

What's Camsco and how do I get there?

Alex
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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: MMario
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 02:17 PM

check with Praise also. see this thread here


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: Wesley S
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 04:14 PM

I've read there is a new release of some old Charlie and Bill Monroe material on CD that is mostly old gospel stuff. Other than that I've enjoyed the Tony Rice and Ricky Skaggs "Rice and Skaggs" CD. A lot of old bluegrass gospel material included.


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 05:00 PM

I can't figure out why I love gospel music so much. My high-minded liberal intellectualism won't let me sing this stuff during church services, although I confess that I'll occasionally do some gospel before Mass. It's so darn much fun to sing.
I guess my three favorite gospel albums are Angel Band, by Emmylou Harris; On Praying Ground, by Doc Watson; and the (mostly) a cappella gospel album called How Can I Keep From Singing, by Marley's Ghost. It's really hard to choose, though. I'd also recommend recordings by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver; and the gospel stuff by the Oak Ridge Boys and the Statler Brothers is really a lot of fun (I love their bass singers). If you like black gospel, try the Fairfield Four and the Golden Gate Quartet.
Oh, I love this stuff.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 05:05 PM

For a start, check out all the Carter Family stuff that's been re-released on CD. Don't forget the brother duets: Monroe Brothers, Blue Sky Boys, Louvin Brothers, Whitsteins. Nashville Bluegrass Band does killer gospel quartets.


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: thosp
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 05:30 PM

ditto to Bill D ---- EC & Orna Ball and it is available on cd

peace (Y) thosp
ps. go to the top of the page and click on shop & auction link - many of the cd's listed are from Camsco label or Folk Legasy ---Have Fun


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 09:33 PM

You can E-mail me at

dick@camsco.com

or call me at 800/548-FOLK

Lots of good stuff available on CD. Document (carried by CAMSCO) claims to have every recording made by every gospel and blues performer prior to World War II. And that's just a start!


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: Stewie
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 09:59 PM

If you go to the Sugar Hill Records site, click on artists and scroll down to Various - Compilations, you will find several listed that should satisfied your needs, including a new acapella one.

Sugar Hill

If you want to go deeper, one of the loveliest albums around is Various Artists 'Kentucky Gospel 1927-1928' Document DOCD-8013. It includes the complete recordings of Alfred G. Karnes - which warm Rick Fielding's soul.

The French label Fremeaux & Associes has a glorious double CD set 'Country Gospel 1929-46' FAO55. It ranges from the Carter Family to Hank Williams and includes gems such The Anglin Twins 'Just Inside the Pearly Gates', Carl Story 'My Lord Keeps a Record', Jimmy Davis 'There's Evil in Thee Children' etc.

There is also a beaut double album by Ralph Stanley 'Saturday Night & Sunday Morning' Freeland Recording Company CD 9001. It is a gathering of Ralph Stanley's friends to make music. The 'Sunday Morning' CD is all gospel. Friends include Bill Monroe, Alison Krause, Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sparks etc. Skaggs leading 'The First Step to Heaven' is one of my all-time favourite gospel performances.

Cheers, Stewie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Sep 00 - 09:57 AM

...sigh......

... so much music, so little time.... We DO these old things at our Saturday nite service, we just did one last week.... I want to learn them ALL.

Bill D! Yes! I want those!!!!!!!! Pentecostal songbooks!!

Hey. Can you all come over and play records at my house? huh??? PUHLEEZ???

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: Rex
Date: 21 Sep 00 - 01:04 PM

Give a listen to the Chestnut Grove Quartet.

Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: mousethief
Date: 21 Sep 00 - 03:57 PM

Is that quartet as in string quartet, or as in vocal quartet?

Alex
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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: Dale Rose
Date: 21 Sep 00 - 08:53 PM

a capella gospel of the best kind.


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 21 Sep 00 - 10:17 PM

Definitely check out the Stanley Brothers (Ralph and Carter). They recorded dozens, probably hundreds of gospel songs, and my two latest favorites are "Jordan" and "He Said If I Be Lifted Up." Ralph has over 150 albums, and many of them are all gospel.

Also, many bluegrass bands do the occasional all-gospel album, as well as a few gospel tunes on their regular albums. There are many good ones. Groups like The Nashville Bluegrass Band ("To Be His Child"), IIIrd Tyme Out (great version of "Life's Evening Sun"), Dry Branch Fire Squad, etc.

Also, find the Albert E. Brumley book, "Olde Time Camp Meetin' Songs" for just the kind of thing you're looking for.


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: Rex
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 12:48 PM

As Dale Rose said, the Chestnut Grove Quartet is entirely a capella. But they seem to have a link to the traditional gospel music several generations before them. Also as Barbara Shaw says, look for Albert E. Brumley's books. All of them. How could I forget?

Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: bbelle
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 01:35 PM

I would recommend everything above + anything with Alison Krauss and the Cox Family, my favorite being "When G-d Dipped His Pen of Love in My Heart."


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: mousethief
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 01:40 PM

Thanks, everyone! This really helps.

Alex
O..O
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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 02:01 PM

Praise...well, Ok!!...I have 15-20 'little old gospel songbooks' two are 'real Pentacostal'...after this weekend's craft festival which is eating my time, I will dig 'em out and see how scanning works... I use them myself a lot, because those old gospel things are so nice for autoharp...

"There is soon to be a meeting with our Savior, in the air
He's gone to realms of glory, there our mansions to prepare,
He's coming back to meet us with a host of angels fair
And there's sure to be some shouting when we all meet there!"

"Seee the patriarchs and prophets, coming forth from bursting tombs<
"They are coming to this meeting, and they're coming very soon.
"There comes Abraham & Isaac with their kindred everywhere,
"And ther's sure to be some shouting, when we all meet there!"

etc...3 more verses...*smile*...you can HEAR the tamborines
(from "Songs of Pentacostal Power" R.E Winsett)

many songs by Mrs C.H. Morris...the lady who wrote so many 'marching armies of the Lord with banners streaming and trumpets sounding' songs

If I don't get back to you next week..PM me...'senior moments' get longer every day..*grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: mousethief
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 02:11 PM

Our hymns and chants at church (Russian Orthodox) tend to be in very tight harmony (SATB), often coming together in an inverted triad with bass and alto singing the bottom note an octave apart, soprano singing the middle note, and tenor singing the top note but in the octave below the sopranos.

But last night at choir practice we got a new one (well, new to us) from Carpatho-Rusyn origins, with a VERY broad harmony. The basses were scraping the bottom of their range, the sopranos the top of theirs, and the tenors were split in two, a fourth apart. Sounded very much like Sacred Harp/shape-note harmony. Everybody really liked it. I told them about the local shape-note monthly singalong and some said they might come.

With a foot in each of two musical worlds,
Alex
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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: Hutzul
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:29 PM

Alex

Slavic (Rus, Ukrainian, Russian etc.) religious music is hypnotic, transporting . .

But my favorite is the Lewis Family, They have a CD available 20 Favorite Bluegrass Hymns. It knocks me out!


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: RichM
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 06:50 AM

Doyle Lawson- one of the world's premier bluegrass artists- is a great gospel singer and band leader. He has issued several excellent gospel bluegrass albums, complete with his typical very tight(3 and 4 part) harmony vocals and his usual topnotch instrumental arrangements.
Guaranteed to raise the hair on the back of your neck.

Rich McCarthy


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: bbelle
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 10:48 AM

I recently heard Doyle Lawson's "Children, Go Where I Send Thee." It was early in the morning, on my drive to work. I added my harmony and "got down" with the music and it made my day.

Yep, would highly recommend Doyle Lawson.

Many of the bluegrass cd's have "guest" artists on them, i.e., Doc Watson, Tony Rice, David Grier, Bela Fleck, etc.; so it makes the money you invest into cd's more than worth the cost.


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 12:07 PM

Dry branch Fire Squad put out a compilation of Gospel songs taken from different albums throughout their career. It's called "Memories That Bless and Burn" and it will put chills down your spine. Also, make a point of seeing them on a Sunday morning at a bluegrass festival. Their Gospel set is wonderful. I caught them at a festival where they opened up on Sunday with their Gospel program immediately followed by Doyle Lawson's Gospel set. It was like a year of Sunday mornings at church rolled into 2 45 minute sets!

Rich


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: Banjer
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 06:42 PM

Like Dale Rose said a few posts back, acapella is beautiful when done properly. I've heard some groups with such tight harmonies that you really have to strain to listen and see that there are no instruments involved...Caan't add much to the suggestions, all have been pretty much made, but am sitting here rigth now listening to some 1927 - 1930 Carter family...Good stuff...sing it Maybelle!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 11:18 PM

Most of what I would recommend has already been mentioned, but I'll add two good ones that have songs you won't find elsewhere: Helen Bonchek Schneyer "On the Hallelujah Line," on Folk Legacy, and Blind Alfred Reed "How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live," on Rounder.


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: raredance
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 11:39 PM

Albums mentioned above:

Robin & Linda Williams "Good News"

Seldom Scene "Baptizing"

"Best of Sugar Hill Gospel" I think there are actually a volume 1 an 2 of this compilation on the Sugar Hill label.

rich r


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: Linda Mattson
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 02:37 AM

I recommend this one. Traditional tight a capella harmonies, some with a doo-wap sound. Several old songs and the singers are wonderful old guys, including one preacher I think. A great bass voice! (They performed at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, CA) Black gospel quartet Fairfield Four, CD Standing in the Safety Zone.


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: GUEST,Wayne Erbsen
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 02:49 PM

Check out http://www.nativeground.com/heart.asp
for several interesting gospel recordings and the book Old-Time Gospel Songbook.


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Subject: RE: BS: Looking for old-timey gospel CD's
From: ballpienhammer
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 06:17 PM

I'm not a gospel fan, nor do I play one on TV, but I like prettynear
( pronounced prit'n'near)anything by the Carters and Monroes. Oh, WTCBU #2 has a lot of good gospel.


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