Christmas Gospel

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Leonard Lopate hosts his annual Gospel Christmas special, with favorite songs from gospel greats like Mahalia Jackson, Marion Williams, Edna Gallmon Cook, and Alex Bradford, and others.

Billboard: Joy to the World, Marion Williams. Album: If We Ever Needed the Lord Before

1. When Was Jesus Born, Marion Williams & Stars of Faith. Album: O Holy Night

2. Great Day in December, Swan Silvertones. Album: Saviour Pass Me Not

3. No Room at the Hotel,The Chosen Gospel Singers. Album: The Lifeboat

4. No Room at the Inn, Mahalia Jackson. Album: Mahalia Sings Songs of Christmas

5. Poor Little Jesus Boy, Mattie Williams. Album: Black Nativity, Gospel on Broadway!

6. The Holy Babe, Mahalia Jackson. Album: Mahalia Sings Songs of Christmas)

7. Angels from the Realms of Glory, Edna Gallmon Cooke. Album: Mme Edna Gallmon Cooke & Doris Akers

8. Christ Is Born, Marion Williams and Alex Bradford. Album: Black Nativity, Gospel on Broadway!

9. Go Tell It on the Mountain, Mahalia Jackson. Album: Apollo Sessions

10. Silent Night, Holy Night, Mahalia Jackson. Album: Silent Night: Gospel Christmas with Mahalia Jackson

11. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, Marion Williams. Album: Through Many Dangers

12. Mary, Mary, What You Gonna Name that Pretty Little Baby? Frances Steadman and Marion Williams. Album: Black Nativity, Gospel on Broadway!

13. O Come All Ye Faithful, Mahalia Jackson. Album: Mahalia Sings Songs of Christmas

14. No Room at the Inn, Staples Singers. Album: The 25th Day of December

15. All Hail the Power, Marion Williams. Single

16: No Room at the Inn, Marion Williams. Album: O Holy Night

Comments [4]

Connie from San Francisco

LOVE this show! I've moved to SF after living in NY for over 20 years, and would love to listen (I caught the very end of it yesterday) but it doesn't seem to be streamable. Is there a reason for this?

Dec. 26 2013 03:21 PM
Mita from Central NJ

Trying to listen to this program again since I missed the beginning, but unable. Any suggestions?

Dec. 25 2013 02:32 PM
Nina d'Alessandro from East Village, NYC

I look forward to this program every year--it's a real gift. Hard to find this music elsewhere, and it's the rich root, the mother lode, of America's soul, recalling the best meanings of the season. Thank you, so much! This year, the opening Lou Rawls piece struck me as something that will sustain me for the whole year. It made me glad I got out of bed when I did. WOW!!

Dec. 25 2013 12:39 PM
Ed from Larchmont

It's interesting, the Black Church comes out of the Protestant American tradition, but it really developed its own identity and style. From my point of view, it crept back closer to the Catholic Church by being more demonstrative, expressive, and joyful.

If we knew how much God loves us, we would die for joy.

Dec. 25 2013 10:22 AM

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