Yesterday's Sounds Today

Tag: Gospel

Various: Hillbillies In Hell (Iron Mountain Analogue Research)/Christians Catch Hell (Honest Jon’s)

Two recent compilations highlight two vastly different sides of mid-Twentieth Century American Protestant music.

3AM Eternal: The Louvin Brothers, “Knoxville Girl” (1956)

A haunting Appalachian murder ballad from the fine debut album by The Louvin Brothers.

3AM Eternal: BeBe Winans “In The Midst Of The Rain” (1997)

Is this a slow-jam love song about that special someone, or is it a deeply meaningful praise song to God? You decide.

3AM Eternal: Washington Phillips “I Was Born To Preach The Gospel” (1927)

Though he left behind little over a dozen songs, mysterious gospel singer and preacher Washington Phillips’ music lives on today.

3AM Eternal: The Stamps Quartet “Just A Closer Walk With Thee/Old Brother Noah”

A fine live performance from one of the most important–and longest running–gospel quartet of our time.

3AM Eternal: Mahalia Jackson In Concert, Hamburg, 1961

Start your Sunday off right, with a concert from one of America’s finest Gospel singers.

3AM Eternal: Sister Rosetta Tharpe “This Train” (Date Unknown)

A fine Gospel number for this Sunday morning courtesy of the Godmother of Rock and Roll. Enjoy it! (i know you will.)

3AM Eternal: Thornetta Davis “Try To Remember” (1996)

This week we’re examining some of esteemed independent label Sub Pop’s diverse attempts at freeing themselves of the Grunge image they at one time insisted on being. First up: their lone R&B album.

3AM Eternal: Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark “Fountain Filled With Blood” (1979)

Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark was the second daughter of Gospel legend Mattie Moss Clark, as well as a member of the Clark Singers, the highest-selling female gospel group to date. In 1979, Twinkie took some time off from the band to record her solo debut, Praise Belongs to God, an album of fine, gorgeous, contemporary Gospel… Read More ›

3AM Eternal: The Staple Singers “Love Comes In All Colors” (1973)

Galatians 3:28: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave┬ánor free,┬áthere is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.