Tompkins Square To Release ‘When I Reach That Heavenly Shore : Unearthly Black Gospel, 1926-1936’ 3CD/3LP Set, December 9th

'When I Reach That Heavenly Shore : Unearthly Black Gospel, 1926-1936',

Grammy winner Christopher King ( Charlie Patton: Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues) has produced ‘When I Reach That Heavenly Shore : Unearthly Black Gospel, 1926-1936.’ The box set will be released December 9th on Tompkins Square Records.

from the presser:

“Among the most powerful music to be captured on 78 rpm in America during the 1920s & 1930s are those recordings of black sanctified and gospel singing. Ranging from plaintive mourning to unbridled ecstasy, the sacred music from this time period represents a flowering of diverse and idiosyncratic rural songs styles. At no time was there a wider panorama of religious songs in America.

Selected exclusively from Christopher King’s private collection, the 78s included here represent the most unhinged, the most compelling survey of pre-war black gospel. Of the 42 tracks in this 3CD/3LP collection, 34 have never been reissued until now. The complete recorded output of the Primitive Baptist Choir of North Carolina is also included in this collection for the first time. Several rare & previously unissued photographs are also contained within. Lovingly and respectfully designed by Susan Archie and firmly grounded in Scripture by Christopher King.”

Stream ‘Let That Lie Alone’ – Edward W. Clayborn- from the release below.

Track Listing:
On Jordan’s Stormy Bank We Stand – Seventh Day Adventists Choir
Glory! Glory! Hallelelujeh – McCollum’s Sanctified Singers
Fight On Your Time Ain’t Long – Primitive Baptist Choir Of North Carolina
Let Jesus Lead You – Jubilee Gospel Team
Preaching With Singing – Elder Oscar Saunders & Congregation
I’ll Be Rested (When The Roll Is Called) -Roosevelt Graves & Brother
Hiding Behind The Stuff – Rev. A. W. Nix
Let That Lie Alone – Edward W. Clayborn- “The Guitar Evangelist
The Devil Is A Fisherman – Rev. T.E. Weems
Oh Lord I’m Your Child – McCollum’s Sanctified Singers
Abraham Have Mercy On Me – Rev. William Ransom
Father I Stretch My Hands Up To Thee – Primitive Baptist Choir Of North Carolina
I Wish My Mother Was On That Train – Blind Joe & Emma Taggart
Dead Cat On The Line – Rev. J.M. Gates
You Gotta Live Your Religion Every Day – Laurel (Mississippi) Fireman’s Quartette
Rejoicing On The Way – Fa Sol La Singers
Canaan’s Land – Blind Gussie Nesbit
Everybody Will Be Happy Over There – Elder Oscar Saunders & Congregation
Jesus Will Make It All Right – Edward W. Clayborn- “The Guitar Evangelist
Heaven Belongs To You – Primitive Baptist Choir of North Carolina
Lord I’m The True Vine – Eddie Head & His Family
Jonah In The Wilderness – Henry Thomas
Angels Rolled The Stone Away – Rev. D.C. Rice
Pure Religion – Blind Gussie Nesbit
I Love Thy Church O Lord- Primitive Baptist Choir of North Carolina
Stations Will Be Changed – Jubilee Gospel Team
When I Take My Vacation In Heaven – Mother McCollum
What The Men Wanted The Women Was Sitting On- Rev. Emmet Dickinson
Train Your Child – Washington Phillips
He Shall Speak For Himself – Rev. William Ransom
I Heard The Angels Singing – Edward W. Clayborn- “The Guitar Evangelist”
The Day Is Past And Gone – Primitive Baptist Choir Of North Carolina
I Know The Lord Has Laid His Hands On Me – Jubilee Gospel Team
Jesus Of Nazareth, King Of The Jews – Rev. J.C. Burnett
I Won’t Have To Cross Jordan Alone – Laurel (Mississippi) Fireman’s Quartette
I’ll Be Satisfied – Blind Joe & Emma Taggart
Blessed Be The Tie That Binds – Primitive Baptist Choir Of North Carolina
I Shall Not Be Moved – Edward W. Clayborn- “The Guitar Evangelist
Don’t Know When Old Death Will Call For Me – Jubilee Gospel Team
Great Day Of His Wrath Has Come – Rev. J.C. Burnett
I Want To See Him – Mother McCollum
Going To Hell & Who Cares – Rev. A. W. Nix

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