Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Prayer For Tomorrow"

Chicago's Kelly Brothers bounced around gospel music for a while, cutting great songs, but never catching a break before moving to King Records in 1963 to record the R&B hit "It Won't Be This Way Always" as the Kingpins - the year before thr King label went out of business.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "I Can't Believe It"

Legendary gospel producer, Rev. Lawrence C Roberts, produced most of the Savoy/ Gospel label's hits during the 1950s and '60s - usually featuring his own backup singers, the multi-talented Lawrence Roberts Singers.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "It Was Jesus Talking To Me"

Bill Moss, son of the legendary Mattie Moss Clark, had a long and successful career in gospel music recording with his wife Essie as Bill Moss and the Celestials. Bill and Essie were also the parents of two current gospel stars, J Moss and Bill Moss, Jr., who have inherited their parent's singing and song-writing gifts.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "The Storm is Passing Over"

Gospel music was known for its great bass singers. Alas, we may never know the name of the bass singer for the Bonnett Harmonizers of Washington D.C. but his bouncy, melodic singing on their lone LP, The Storm is Passing Over , is worth cherishing.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Use Me Lord"

The real star of this hard gospel tune is the funky and fabulous bass-line, which more than matches the lead vocalists of the obscure Spiritual Wonders of Detroit. It's just possible that the bassist is legendary Motown Records bass player and composer James Jamerson, who played on virtually all of Motown's hits.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Joy Like A River"

The multi-talented Elder Nick Hightower founded the House of God Saints in Christ Churches denomination, was the father of the fabulous Hightower Brothers gospel group, and recorded the excellent It's a Long, Long Way LP with vocalist Sister Massey.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Lord I Need You"

Some of the best recordings in the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project are those by absolutely unknown artists. As far as we know, this 45 is the only copy of the Messiah Gospel Singers performing "Lord, I Need You." And yet this ragged, emotional performance strikes a chord that only real, raw gospel music can reach.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Deep River"

During World War II, Leonard De Paur created the De Paur Infantry Chorus, which would bring extraordinary music into the lives of soldiers in both the European and Pacific theaters. After the war, the chorus stayed together and recorded some remarkable albums of spirituals and sacred classical music. This is their rendition of "Deep River."

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Motherless Child"

During Lou Rawls' stay with the Pilgrim Travelers, he recorded a number of classic gospel songs, including beautiful, jazzy renditions of the classic spirituals. One of the best is this version of "Motherless Child."

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "You Must Come In at the Door"

Some gospel artist never received the acclaim their talents deserved. One such artist is singer, composer and choir leader Lloyd C. Russell, who released several excellent LPs for Savoy's Gospel line in the 1960s and '70s, including this one - Until We Meet Again.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "All Ready Been to the Water"

Like the best of the thousands of self-pressed LPs by African American churches across the country, Hello Sunshine by the Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church is a joyous gospel romp - lacking in studio polish, but more than making up for it with spirited singing and playing.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Ain't No Sunshine"

The Crowns of Glory cover Bill Wither's "Ain't No Sunshine" hit and turn it into an apocalyptic tour-de-force.

Conversations With Creative Waco - Chuck Jennings

This week on Conversations with Creative Waco , host Rae Jefferson speaks with local jazz musician Chuck Jennings about his time performing in large cities and how that compares to Waco. The two also discuss the Jazz Jam sessions Jennings leads every month at Cultivate 7Twelve and how the genre could use a revitalization of regionalism across the country and in smaller cities.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "I'll Tell It Wherever I Go"

The legendary Sallie Martin and Thomas Dorsey reunited in 1973 to record a version of Dorsey's classic "I'll Tell It Wherever I Go."

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "In My Father's House"

Chicago legend, the Rev. Issac Whittmon leads the Greater Metropolitan COGIC choir on a rafter-raising gospel stomper. Full length audio here

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - Doris Watson and the Testimonial Echoes

Doris Watson and the Testimonial Echoes deliver a slow and soulful rendition of "God is Blessing You." Full length audio here

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - Doris Watson and the Testimonial Echoes

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Jesus is Everywhere"

"Jesus is Everywhere" by the Victorious Glory Landers is doo-wop heaven!

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - "Fix Me Up"

"Mother Church" Kennerly Temple's choir has been making great gospel music for a very long time.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Windy City Four's Jubilee Styled-Harmonies

For decades, the Windy City Four have popularized the glorious jubilee-styled harmonies of Gospel's Golden Age.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - The Windy City Four's Jubilee Styled-Harmonies

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - Archie Brownlee was the Greatest Soulful Shouter

The Original Blind Boys of Mississippi's Archie Brownlee was the greatest soulful shouter gospel music ever produced.

Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - Archie Brownlee was the Greatest Soulful Shouter