Martin Luther King Day Gospel Hour

Monday, January 18, 2010

Leonard Lopate DJs his annual Martin Luther King Day gospel show.


"We Shall Overcome," Marion Williams (Through Many Dangers)
"Rock My Soul," Roberta Martin & The Roberta Martin Singers (Nuggets of the Golden Age of Gospel 1945-1958)
"I Won’t Mind," Norsalus McKissick & The Roberta Martin Singers (All God’s Sons and Daughters)
"Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," J. Robert Bradley (All God’s Sons and Daughters)
"Lord Hold My Hand," Jess Whitaker with Pilgrim Travelers (Kings of Gospel Highway)
"Jesus Remembers," Claude Jeter & The Swan Silvertones (Nuggets of the Golden Age of Gospel 1945-1958)
"Burying Ground," Julius "June" Cheeks & The Sensational Nightingales (Nuggets of the Golden Age of Gospel 1945-1958)
"A City Called Heaven" (Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow), Mahalia Jackson (Apollo Sessions, vol. 2)
"Pilgrim of Sorrow," Sam Cooke & the Soul Stirrers (Nuggets of the Golden Age of Gospel 1945-1958)
"The Love of God," Johnny Taylor & The Soul Stirrers (Nuggets of the Golden Age of Gospel 1945-1958)
"I’ve Got a Home in the Rock," Frank Sinatra & Charioteers (Billy Williams) (Nuggets of the Golden Age of Gospel 1945-1958)
"Walk with Me," Lou Rawls & The Chosen Gospel Singers (Nuggets of the Golden Age of Gospel 1945-1958)
"Walking in Jesus’ Name" Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart (Nuggets of the Golden Age of Gospel 1945-1958)
"Precious Lord, Part 2" Aretha Franklin (You Grow Closer)
"Precious Lord," Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Good News, vol. 3)
"Build Me a Cabin," Mme. Edna Gallon Cooke (Great Gospel Women, vol. 2)
"God Be with You," J. Earle Hines with St. Paul’s Baptist Church Choir (Great Gospel Men)

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Comments [5]

abarefootboy from Beside a river flowing out of Canada near the Idaho Washington borderlands.

Listened to your program this morning ... and all day long ... Thanks for a wonderful tribute Mr. Leondard.

Jan. 18 2010 05:42 PM
Anita M. Kramer from Manhattan - The West Village

Maybe next year Joe Williams singing,a capella,
Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday."

He did it often at clubs and concerts and wow is it powerful!

I know of one recording with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra but I bet only Joe and his remarkable voice may be around somewhere. Anita M. Kramer

Jan. 18 2010 02:11 PM
Ezequiel Herrera from Fort Lee, NJ

Thanks so much Mr. Leonard for this tribute to the great Pastor Martin Luther King, Jr.. This is just another reason why I keep promoting your show among my friends and family.
You always show great sensibility and appreciation for those who do good for humankind.
May the Lord pour His blessing upon you and your loved-ones...

Jan. 18 2010 01:53 PM
K Ryan from 10003

Wonderful stuff, Leonard. Many thanks.

Jan. 18 2010 01:51 PM
Hugh Sansom from Brooklyn NY

Was it Mahalia Jackson who was sitting on the stage or in the church as Martin Luther King was speaking? She leaned over and whispered "Tell them about your dream, Martin." And so King began his "I have a dream speech."

Maybe that's just a story.

Many thanks for this segment.

Jan. 18 2010 01:10 PM

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