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Great Gospel Men
Various Artists
Great Gospel Men
Genres: Pop, Christian, Gospel
 
  •  Track Listings (27) - Disc #1

As gospel scholar Anthony Heilbut points out in his notes, the most celebrated male gospel singers (R.H. Harris, Sam Cooke, Claude Jeter, Julius Cheeks, Ira Tucker) sang in harmony-group "quartets." On this disc, Heilbut f...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Great Gospel Men
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Original Release Date: 6/8/1993
Re-Release Date: 6/30/1993
Genres: Pop, Christian, Gospel
Styles: Compilations, Urban & Contemporary, Traditional
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351600523, 016351600547, 669910093252

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As gospel scholar Anthony Heilbut points out in his notes, the most celebrated male gospel singers (R.H. Harris, Sam Cooke, Claude Jeter, Julius Cheeks, Ira Tucker) sang in harmony-group "quartets." On this disc, Heilbut focuses on the neglected tradition of male soloists. Joe May, James Cleveland, and Alex Bradford are fairly well known, but the raspy, bluesy vocals of Eugene Smith and Robert Anderson and the powerful Paul Robeson-like baritones of J. Earle Hines and J. Robert Bradley are welcome revelations. There are 27 performances in all from nine different singers. --Geoffrey Himes

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Dorothy Fox | Louisiana | 02/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great Gospel Men is perhaps the best collection of gospel you will find anywhere. Many people refer to all kinds of music as gospel. But, this is the epitome of gospel, the soulful sounds of people communing with the holy spirit. I read that some people had to be restrained from jumping into a waterway when Norsalus McKissick sang Ship of Zion on a cruise for christians. Had the women jumped, I suspect Jesus would have been there to catch them just as God was there to part the Red Sea. There is no doubt the heavenly father heard McKissick moaning "It ain't no danger in the water," and would have been there to prove it."