Whenever I type "sacred," I double-check to make sure I didn't type "scared." "Scared 78s." As far as I know, my 78s are without worry.
Me? A little stressed on my Birthday, which is today.
Still, I'm feeling a bit glum. How to break that mood? Wait a minute, I know! With this morning's playlist! A playlist containing no fewer than sixteen sacred 78s, with such cheery titles as Great Judgement Morning and My Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast (a.k.a. Angel Band, a.k.a. The Land of Beulah). A few are overdue repeats, one (He Bore It All/Gospel Waves) is a significant upgrade, and all the rest are making their cyber-debut right here on our shoe. Those include George Beverly Shea, assisted by the 900-voice Seattle Crusade Choir of Billy Graham, singing The Railroad Song, which is actually Life's Railway to Heaven, which was written by Charlie D. Tillman, who shows up on two of our selections (both 1925) as a singer. Around here, we call that just another playlist.
Listen to these old gospel 78s, and you'll soon hear yourself say, "These are some old gospel 78s!"
Click here to hear my B-Day playlist: Sacred 78s for May 22, 2011.zip
(Columbia 15176-D; 1927)BE A DANIEL--Same.
HE BORE IT ALL--Smith's Sacred Singers (Columbia 15208-D; 1927)
TELL IT AGAIN--Jewel Tillman Burns and Charlie D. Tillman (Columbia 15026-D; 1925)
MY LATEST SUN IS SINKING FAST--Smith's Sacred Singers (Columbia 15281-D; 1928)
NO STRANGER YONDER--McMillan Quartet (Columbia 15194-D; 1927)
GLORY IS COMING--Same.
HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW (Gabriel)--Harry K. Shields, 1924.
CROSSING THE BAR--Same.JACOB'S LADDER--McCravy Brothers (Gennett 3503)
THE GREAT JUDGEMENT MORNING (Pickett)--McCravy Brothers (Columbia 15544-D; 1930)
THE DOLLAR AND THE DEVIL--Same.
THE RAILROAD SONG (Abbey-Tillman)--George Beverly Shea w. 900-voice Seattle Crusade Choir (Billy Graham).