Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments 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.
Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments

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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.

Most Recent Episodes

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "The Fire is Always Burning in My Soul""

One of the oldest and rarest pieces of vinyl in the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project is "The Fire is Always Burning in My Soul" by the Heavenly Gospel Singers. Click the title above to read along. Hear the full SHOUT! segment here. Listen to this week's featured song here:

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "The Fire is Always Burning in My Soul""

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Every Day of My Life"

Anita Butler's towering "Every Day of My Life" is one of several highlights from the otherwise unknown Richburgh Record label. Click the title above to read along. Hear the full SHOUT! segment here. Listen to this week's featured song here:

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "I'll Wait on Jesus"

Anita Butler's towering "Every Day of My Life" is one of several highlights from the otherwise unknown Richburgh Record label. Click the title above to read along. Hear the full SHOUT! segment here. Listen to this week's featured song here:

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Feed Me Till I Want No More"

The Lockhart Singers were one of the great COGIC groups to record for Chicago's legendary Vee-Jay Records label. Click the title above to read along. Hear the full SHOUT! segment here. Listen to this week's featured song here:

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Move on Up a Little Higher"

You'll hear echoes of Mahalia Jackson in Georgia Louis' version of "Move on Up a Little Higher." Click the title above to read along. Hear the full SHOUT! segment here. Listen to this week's featured song here:

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Every Year Carries a Number"

Guitar great Benny Turner got his start with the Kindly Shepherds on this wonderful gospel tune, "Every Year Carries a Number." Click the title above to read along. Hear the full SHOUT! segment here. Listen to this week's featured song here:

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Every Day of My Life"

Anita Butler's towering "Every Day of My Life" is one of several highlights from the otherwise unknown Richburgh Record label. Click the title above to read along. Hear the full SHOUT! segment here. Listen to this week's featured song here:

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Echoes of Heaven"

Echoes of Heaven from 1953 features Austin's Bells of Joe and their original line-up at their very best. Listen to the full music track , Echoes of Heaven from the Bells of Joy, here.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Don't You Know Me, Thomas?"

You probably haven't heard many songs performed faster than "Don't You Know Me, Thomas?" by Rev. H.B. Crum and the Mighty Golden Keys.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Come by Here"

The Hightower Brothers were a fine gospel family band originally led by 10-year-old lead vocalist Robert Lee, better known as "Little Sugar." Hear the full track below!

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