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Martin Luther King Day Gospel Hour

Monday, January 16, 2012

Leonard Lopate plays classic gospel songs recorded during Martin Luther King’s lifetime for our annual Martin Luther King Day gospel hour.

Playlist:

Old Time Religion, James Cleveland w. the Caravans (played under the billboard)

Golden Gate Gospel Train, The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, 1937

I’ll Be All Right, Angelic Gospel Singers, 1955

We Shall Overcome, Marion Williams, 1968

These Are They, Mahalia Jackson, 1952

Rock Me (Hide Me in Thy Bosom), Sis. Rosetta Tharpe w. Lucky Millinder, 1943 (band included jazz greats like Joe Guy, Tab Smith, Sam the Man Taylor, George Duvuvier and Panama Francis

Precious Lord, RH Harris & James Medlock w. Soul Stirrers, 1939

Pilgrim of Sorrow, Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers 1955

The Love of God, Johnnie Taylor & The Soul Stirrers 1958

Standing at the Judgment, Julius Cheeks and the Sensational Nightingales

Somebody Touched Me, Mme. Edna Gallmon Cooke w. The Radio 4, 1953

My Imagination of Heaven, Morgan Babb w. The Radio 4, 1955

Lord Hold My Hand, Jess Whitaker w. The Pilgrim Travelers, 1951

Amazing Grace, J. Robert Bradley c.1960

What a Friend We Have in Jesus, Roberta Martin, 1950

The Old Landmark, Clara Ward & the Ward Singers, 1951

God Be With You, J. Earle Hines w. the St. Paul’s Baptist Church Choir of LA, 1947

 

 

Old Time Religion, James Cleveland w. the Caravans

 

Golden Gate Gospel Train, The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, 1937

 

I’ll Be All Right, Angelic Gospel Singers, 1955

We Shall Overcome, Marion Williams, 1968

 

These Are They, Mahalia Jackson, 1952

Rock Me (Hide Me in Thy Bosom), Sis. Rosetta Tharpe w. Lucky Millinder, 1943 (band included jazz greats like Joe Guy, Tab Smith, Sam the Man Taylor, George Duvuvier and Panama Francis

Precious Lord, RH Harris & James Medlock w. Soul Stirrers, 1939   

 

Pilgrim of Sorrow,” Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers 1955

The Love of God,” Johnny Taylor & The Soul Stirrers 1958

Standing at the Judgment, Julius Cheeks and the Sensational Nightingales

 

Somebody Touched Me, Mme. Edna Gallmon Cooke w. The Radio 4, 1953

My Imagination of Heaven, Morgan Babb w. The Radio 4, 1955      

Lord Hold My Hand, Jess Whitaker w. The Pilgrim Travelers, 1951

 

Amazing Grace, J. Robert Bradley c.1960

What a Friend We Have in Jesus, Roberta Martin, 1950

The Old Landmark, Clara Ward & the Ward Singers, 1951

 

God Be With You, J. Earle Hines w. the St. Paul’s Baptist Church Choir of LA, 1947

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Comments [7]

Ozier from Harlem

Thank you so much Leonard. I haven't been a fan of gospel music, but this wonderful yearly tribute to Dr. King changed that many years ago when I started listening to your show. I use to be frustrated by the difficulties of buying the music once I heard. Not anymore. I can now go to iTunes and find most of the songs you play.

Bless you.

Ozier

Jan. 16 2012 05:44 PM
duke lambden from Brooklyn, New York

1. this is WNYC not WBAI
2. I love the music but Lenny you phoned this one in. This is the same show or the same music you played about 3 years ago per song. I know because I saved that show as an mp3 on my hard drive and I still have it. You can do a Mulligan for Easter.

Jan. 16 2012 02:24 PM
Richard from New York

Thanks Lenny for this wonderful annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thanks for all the gospel music you've given us since your days at WBAI.

Thanks to Dr. King for his utter faith and dedication and burning desire for equality and peace for all.

Jan. 16 2012 12:36 PM
Deborah Siner

I'm pretty much anti-religion, but this is some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard. Thank you so much.

Jan. 16 2012 12:33 PM
A listener

Uh, oh! I see this conversation has gotten off to a rocky start so let me just interject, "Thanks, Lenny, for this always lovely experience!"

Jan. 16 2012 12:16 PM
John A.

Ed, Religion was brought inside the public square, recently, by political opportunists. As a result, religion was cheapened and there is a whole generation (~15-35) that is heavily anti-Religion. Not an intrinsic problem with religion but of modern politics.
[BTW, Atheist Dawkins tries to revise MLK's history as a minister, starting at 4:40, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NSk_ZeAH_I ]

Jan. 16 2012 11:59 AM
Ed from Larchmont

If one asked Martin Luther King who he was, he wouldn't have said first 'a fighter for justice'. He would have said 'a Baptist minister and a disciple of Jesus Christ'. He applied Jesus' teaching to the injustice he saw. His father was of course a minister, and he studied theology.
Do we really want to put religious beliefs and principles outside the public square?
(The Gospel music is not just music, but prayer in the Baptist tradition.)

Jan. 16 2012 06:16 AM

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