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Gospel at Newport 1959/63-66
Various Artists
Gospel at Newport 1959/63-66
Genres: Blues, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Christian, Gospel
 
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The Newport Folk Festival in its 1960s heyday was noted for spotlighting new and old folkies and, to a lesser degree, rediscovered bluesmen. One of the complementary elements to the fest, however, was gospel, with leading ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Gospel at Newport 1959/63-66
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vanguard Records
Release Date: 1/31/1995
Album Type: Live
Genres: Blues, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Christian, Gospel
Styles: Delta Blues, Traditional Blues, Acoustic Blues, Traditional Folk, By Decade, 1950s, 1960s, Compilations
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 015707701426, 015707701440, 090204403424

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The Newport Folk Festival in its 1960s heyday was noted for spotlighting new and old folkies and, to a lesser degree, rediscovered bluesmen. One of the complementary elements to the fest, however, was gospel, with leading lights of the day turning up on the regular program and as part of Sunday morning workshops. Vanguard Records' 19-song anthology gathers a dozen performers singing songs of praise. Not all the featured artists fall into the strict gospel camp; nonsecular stalwarts including the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Swan Silvertones, and Dorothy Love Coats and the Original Gospel Harmonettes are sequenced alongside the likes of astonishing Bahaman guitarist Joseph Spence, the soulful Staples Singers, and Delta bluesman Son House. The setting has a slight modifying effect on the performers, but as a documentation of the meeting of two very different communities--the older, black, god-fearing performers and a young, white, mostly curious audience--Gospel at Newport is hard to beat. --Steven Stolder
 

CD Reviews

A Worthy Addition to Your Gospel Collection
Shakira | Gardena, CA USA | 07/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have had this CD for many years. Originally, I bought it for the live recordings of Dorothy Love Coates and the Gospel Harmonettes, whom I absolutely adore. Though I have had long enough with it to become acquainted with the very good performances of some of the other groups--the male quartets and the Staples Singers shine!--Dot and the Girls are still my hands-down favorite. The energy, earthiness, and earnestness of their performances make for absolutely enthralling listening. Those days are gone, and so many of the Golden Age artists are, too. The rarity of live classic gospel musical performances is what makes this a CD to have."