Early Black American recordings

Doc Rock was in-studio for this show and, once again, blew our collective minds with an amazing show of very early gospel, minstrel, sacred and show music from the late 1890’s thru the early 1930’s. Doc’s knowledge and unique interpretation of music shines in this show from 2007. You will hear haunted and beautiful voices through hundred year old static / some of the earliest recorded examples of songs later made popular by the 60’s Folk and Rock scenes / Rock and Doo Wop styles decades before those terms existed.

The material presented was taken from two available collections. Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891 – 1922 on Archeophone and Goodbye Babylon on Dust-to-digital. The first set was a Grammy winner. There is also a hard cover book with the same name. The second is a massive 6 CD set that is the largest, inclusive and most diverse compilation of American gospel music from the early days of recording.

Playlist Tracks:

Unique Quartet – Mamma’s Black Baby Boy
Album: Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891 – 1922; Label: Archeophone
Oriole Quartette – Brother Michael, Won’t You Hand Down That Rope
Album: Lost Sounds; Label: Archeophone
Cousins and DeMoss – Who Broke The Lock
Album: Lost Sounds; Label: Archeophone
Dinwiddie Colored Quartet – Down On The Old camp Ground
Album: Lost sounds; Label: Archeophone
Polk Miller’s Old South Quartette – Jerusalem Mornin’
Album: Lost Sounds; Label: Archeophone
Fisk University Jubilee Quartet – Little David, Play Yo’ Harp / Shout All Over God’s Heaven
Album: Lost Sounds; Label: Archeophone
Rev. T.T. Jones Singers – Goodbye Babylon
Album: Goodbye Babylon; Label: Dust To Digital
Golden gate Jubilee Quartet – Rock My Soul
Album: Goodbye Babylon; Label: Dust To Digital
Taskiana Four – Creep Along Moses
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Elder Curry Congregation – Memphis Flu
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Trumpeteers – Milky White Way
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Elder Effie Hall Congregation – Precious Lord, Hold My Hand
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Roaring Lion Cyril Monrose String Orchestra – Jonah, Come Out of the Wilderness
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Jubilee Gospel Team – Lower My Dying Head
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Two Gospel Keys – You’ve Got To Move
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Eddie Hand His Family – Down On Me
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Thomas A. Dorsey – If You See My Savior
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Jubilee Gospel Team – Let Jesus Lead You
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Mother McCollum – Jesus Is My Air-O-Plane
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Silver Leaf Quartet of Norfolk – Daniel Saw The Stone
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Bessie Johnson’s Sanctified Singers – The Whole World In His Hands
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
The Georgia Peach – When The Saints Go Marching In
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Strange Things Happening Every Day
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Swan Silvertones – I’m Coming Home
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Pilgram Travelers – I’ve Got A New Home
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Chosen Gospel Singers (Featuring Lou Rawls) – No Room In The Hotel
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Soul Stirrers (Featuring Sam Cooke) – One More River To Cross
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.

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