Sunday, February 05, 2012
Sunday morning gospel: A Charles H. Gabriel Festival
Today, gospel tunes (and, often, texts) by the self-taught, ultra-talented Charles Hutchinson Gabriel. The above image was swiped (and modified) by me from this amazing page, maintained by John McDonnell, to whom I intend to send a thank-you email. Gabriel was a handsome cuss, no?
Four of the titles are presented in two consecutive, contrasting versions--for instance, we hear a concert rendition of His Eye Is on the Sparrow, followed by a country gospel version (both terrific).
Click here to hear: A Charles H. Gabriel Festival
SEND THE LIGHT--Chuck Wagon Gang, 1959.
SEND THE LIGHT--Fairfield Highlands Baptist Church Choir.
HIGHER GROUND--Fairfield Highlands Baptist Church Choir.
HIGHER GROUND--The King's Trio.
AWAKENING CHORUS--Jimmy Blue, organ.
HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW--Norma Zimmer.
HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW--The Blue Ridge Boys, 1966.
SINCE JESUS CAME INTO MY HEART--The Christian Couriers Male Q.
SINCE JESUS CAME INTO MY HEART--Haitian Gospel Quartet.
MY HEAVENLY FATHER WATCHES OVER ME--Blackwood Brothers Q., 1960.
HE IS SO PRECIOUS TO ME--Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, 1957.
JESUS, ROSE OF SHARON--Russell Newport, Tenor, 1965.
TELL SOMEONE ABOUT JESUS--Blackwood Borthers Q., 1959.
THERE IS GLORY IN MY SOUL--The Crusader Men, 1965.
SAIL ON--Janz Quartet, 1955.