Sunday, May 30, 2010
Sunday morning gospel: Smith's Sacred Singers (1926-1934)
It's been a year or so since I've devoted a post to this terrific gospel singing group--so, here they are again, with the addition of two 1934 titles on the Montgomery Ward label (which, I'm guessing, are Bluebird label reissues). Note that Montgomery Ward credits them as "Smith Sacred Singers," thus saving money on the "'s." The 1934 Pictures sounds remarkably like their 1926 smash-hit version, though it's neither the same nor an alternate take.
The other titles on our playlist are repeats, though (as ever) in new rips. Sound quality runs the gamut from outstanding to yikes! and somewhere in between. If I were more awake, I'd probably have more to say about these, but I'm not.
Oh, except that Gospel Waves reminds me a great deal of R.E. Winsett's Jesus Is Coming Soon, which in turn reminds me of George Harrison's I Got My Eyes Set on You. Maybe that was better left unshared.
To the tunes:
To the 78s: Smith's Sacred Singers--12 sides (1926-1934)
PLAYLIST (SMITH'S SACRED SINGERS)
PICTURES FROM LIFE'S OTHER SIDE, Montgomery Ward M-4804, 1934.
WHEN THEY RING THE GOLDEN BELLS, Same.
LIFE'S RAILWAY TO HEAVEN, Columbia 15159-D, 1927.
JESUS PRAYED--Same, 1926.
MY LATEST SUN IS SINKING FAST (ANGEL BAND)--Columbia 15281-D, 1928.
PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD--Same.
HE WILL SET YOUR FIELDS ON FIRE--Columbia 15144-D, 1927.
I WILL SING OF MY REDEEMER--Same.
THE HOME OVER THERE--Columbia 15329-D, 1928.
DELIVERANCE WILL COME (PALMS OF VICTORY)--Columbia 15329-D, 1928.
GOSPEL WAVES--Columbia 15208-D, 1927
HE BORE IT ALL--Same.