Martin Luther King Day Gospel Hour

Monday, January 20, 2014

Leonard Lopate marks Martin Luther King day by playing great Gospel music from the Civil Rights era.

How I Got Over, Mahalia Jackson (under billboard)

We Shall Overcome, Marion Williams

I'll Be All Right, Angelic Gospel Singers

Precious Lord, Rev. C. L. Franklin

Precious Lord, Aretha Franklin

God's Amazing Grace, J. Robert Bradley

No Restricted Signs in Heaven, Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet

Move on Up a Little Higher, Part 2, Mahalia Jackson

Get Away Jordan, Dorothy Love Coates and the Original Gospel Harmonettes

Trying Time, Gladys McFadden and the Loving Sisters

Pilgrim of Sorrow, Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers

Build Me a Cabin, Mm. Edna Gallmon Cooke

Blessed Assurance, Clara Ward

Bad News, Bad Times, Marion Williams

Mary Don't You Weep, Claude Jeter with Swan Silvertones

God Be With You, J. Earle Hines with St. Paul's Baptist Church Choir


Comments [3]

Andrew Ossorguine - lyrics don't seem available online but you can find the track on Youtube:

Rose-Ellen - I actually came here to post my thanks for the gospel segment. I wasn't raised on it, or with religion, or in the United States, but to me there's little as soul-rousing and life-affirming as classic gospel.

Jan. 21 2014 04:08 PM
rose-ellen from jackson heights

As far as I'm concerned and I know it's politically incorrect but this is the internet where we can actually SPEAK OUR MINDS, so let it be recorded that there is at least ONE person on earth who finds gospel music to be one of, if not THEE most annoying music ever heard. I can't stand it; it smacks of Montezuma's revenge; payback for our sins. On top of which no one would dare to say they don't like it[the emperor's got no clothes strategy].There I said it ,it's out there now.[there ARE exceptions of course, a song here,a song there but come on do people REALLY like this screaming?]I guess now if you ever even considered not playing it on Easter and on MLK day, you'll make sure you DO from here on end. Oh well, it still had to be said.

Jan. 20 2014 01:40 PM

I would like to get the lyrics for
The Loving Sisters: Trying Time
it was played around 12:35 pm 1/20
Is that possible?

Jan. 20 2014 01:37 PM

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