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Friday, April 06, 2012

On today’s show: Leonard shares some of the greatest recordings about the Easter story on his annual Good Friday Gospel Hour! Then, the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects takes a look at a set of vases that are the oldest dated blue and white Chinese porcelain in the world. Plus, Please Explain is all about satellites!

Good Friday Gospel

Leonard hosts his annual Good Friday Gospel hour, playing gospel classics that tell the story of Easter.

Playlist:

How Jesus Died, Pilgrim Travelers, from “Beloved Songs of Easter”

Redeemed, Clara Ward, from “Beloved Songs of Easter”

Poor Little Jesus, Marion Williams, from “My Soul Looks Back”

I Shall Know Him, Dorothy Love Coates and Gospel Harmonettes, from  “Beloved Songs of Easter”

Near the Cross, Claude Jeter and Louis Johnson & Swan Silvertones, from  “Beloved Songs of Easter”

Never Said a Word, Julius Cheeks & the Sensational Nightingales, from “The Best of the Sensational Nightingales”

I’m Glad Salvation is Free, Mahalia Jackson, from “The Apollo Sessions, vol. II, 1946-1941”

Can’t No Grave Hold My Body Down, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, from “Live in 1960”

The Hammer Rings, Madame Edna Gallmon Cooke, from “Beloved Songs of Easter”

Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?, The Soul Stirrers with Paul Foster and Sam Cooke

Out on a Hill, The Soul Stirrers (Johnnie Taylor and Paul Foster), from “Beloved Songs of Easter”

Did He Die in Vain?, Sister Wynona Carr, from “Dragnet for Jesus”

What Kind of Man Is This? James Cleveland & the Caravans, from “The Great 1955 Shrine Concert”

One Day, Angelic Gospel Singers and the Dixie Hummingbirds, from “Beloved Songs of Easter”

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