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Swing out, sisters!

The Daugherty Sisters Singing Gospel Favorites

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Something you can feel

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Aretha Franklin’s “Songs of Faith” on Checker. A live lp recorded in 1956, at her father, the gospel superstar, Reverend C.L. Franklin’s church in Detroit when she was 14 years old! Aretha sang and played piano before an enthusiastic congregation. The result, as recorded by Joe Von Battle, a local record store owner, was one of the most remarkable and atmospheric gospel recordings ever. Eventually released by Chess as Songs Of Faith in 1965, it is currently available on MCA/Chess as Aretha Gospel. According to Smokey Robinson: “When Aretha was a child she could go to the piano and play nearly like she plays it now. None of the rest of us could just go sit down and play the piano and sing like that.”

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You can’t take it with you

“Going Gospel”   The John Stalls Family   Calvary Records   Wait, let’s take a closer look!:

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He was pissed

“I Saw God Today” The Christian Light Quintet   Melron Records

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Vance had his feet on the ground, his head in the sky

“God’s Gospel Giant”   Evangelist Vance Zinn Presents A Sermon in Song

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There’s plenty of room, but there’s no atmosphere

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The Angelic Gospel Singers   “Gotta Find a Better Home”

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Blue eyed gospel

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Gospel Songs by The Grasce Gospel Singers   Ultraphonic Records

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Garden variety gospel

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The Humblaires “Swing Wide The Gate”   Mission Records

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Dear Lord, please forgive my doll

Joe Ann Shelton with the Kurt Kaiser Orchestra and Choir Word Records “When i Kneel Down to Pray…”

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Little big man

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After just 3 months of playing with the Yardbirds, Evan left the band to put together another super group for one album – “Songs of Calvary” which included Sharon Loydean on bass, Peggy Moore on accordion and John Wesley on lead guitar. It was a personal album and included songs of faith and healing. At ten, Evan had been in the rock world for 6 years, written a handful of classics, experimented with height-altering drugs and started his own charity foundation to provide musical instruments to earthquake victims. Shortly after the album’s release, the band’s tour bus was hit by a train and tragically the whole band was killed. His jacket and bow tie, found among the wreckage, are on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in Cleveland. – Wikipedia

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