V/ALa Noire Vol. 4, Glory Is Coming

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Beschreibung

C. S. Lewis once said that he believed in a God as he believed that the Sun had risen. Not only because he had seen the literal light, but because of it, he was able to see everything else. Seeing is believing, and so is hearing, “Glory is Coming!”

Brothers and Sisters no matter what your faith or belief is, Dog House and Bone Records in France has issued another rare LP pressing of original 45rpm records from the vast archives of Bayourod.

Chicago again plays a prominent role in musical history, as the foundation of organized gospel music is born here under the tutelage of Thomas Andrew Dorsey. Dorsey is widely known as the Father of gospel music, as he composed and performed many of our most celebrated gospel songs including, “(There’ll be) Peace in the Valley (for me).” Arriving in Chicago in 1919, in the midst of the great migration of Southern Blacks, Dorsey coined the phrase “gospel songs” in the early 1920’s. He assembled the first gospel choir at Ebenezer Baptist Church on South Indiana Ave in 1931 which still stands to this day. Bo Diddley and many others learned music here. Again, Black Americans give us a uniquely American style of religious song, with its roots in the tradition of Folk music and early blues and jazz. So many of our great singers started in the Church before turning to secular music, learning to play and sing beautifully in the only venue that mattered to so many; the house of God.

For those of you who may not have had experienced the absolute harmony and joy of a full gospel Church, you may walk out with your faith and or belief in a God somewhere- regardless of how you walked in. Believe me, you will be moved to tears by a choir of voices like you may never hear at any professional concert. You will hear multiple instrumentalists on piano, Hammond B3, organ and drums. You will hear joy. You will hear love. You will be told by a stranger that, yes, everything will be alright. By the grace of the other worshipers you will be hugged and feel the joy of being with your fellow man. You will brush away pain, sorrow and doubt in this moment. You will indeed believe that love and music really is the answer. In this instant you will not worry about anything. You will not worry about anyone. You are free with body and soul. You are free to thank Jesus. You are free to believe. Music heals broken hearts. Hearing it can make you want to live.

Whatever it is, God’s got it.

Two of the sides on this uplifting compilation come from the Reverend Charlie Jackson. Born in McComb, Mississippi Jackson preached his brand of guitar evangelism, a genre born in the late 1920’s. Others spreading the Lords word with the guitar at the time were Arkansas born Sister Rosetta Tharpe and New Orleans own Elder Utah Smith. Smith’s style of preaching, singing, and guitar playing is widely influential and incredibly moving. Reverend Jackson was a protégé of Smiths. Smiths’ spectacle of playing and preaching was so influential in fact, that young players like Guitar Slim and Ernie K-Doe emulated it. Both those amazing pioneers of the blues and rock and roll saw Smith perform in tent revivals across the South. Smith inspired Reverend Jackson to “sit down on the guitar,” playing it above his head and with his teeth at times. They frequently traveled, preached, and performed together giving sermons in rural churches, many with no electricity having to power the voice of God, their guitars, with a portable generator.

Also, in addition to sides by the Sunset Travelers formed on the streets of Memphis in 1950 featuring O.V. Right, and the Gospelaires from Dayton, Ohio who preached the word with rollicking harmonies, we present a side by what may be Chicago’s most famous and “God’s greatest hit makers,” the Staple Singers. This record was recorded for Epic records in 1967, “It’s Been a Change,” features Pops Staples profound guitar playing on this “protest” record. The Staple Singers cut a slew of these kinds of message songs in the late 1960’s. Pops Staples was born in 1915 in Winona, Mississippi and was playing the blues at an early age. By 1937 he was featured in the spiritual group the Golden Trumpets. In 1941 Pops and his wife moved to Chicago, started a family and by 1953 cut their first side, “These are They,” for his own Royal Record Company. Another single led to a recording contract with Vee-Jay records which lasted from 1956 to 1962. “Uncloudy Day,” released on Vee-Jay would be the Staple Singers breakthrough. Mavis Staples is still very much a force as a singer and is still performing live.

Gospel music and this collection can be best summed up by Pops Staples himself who said, “This music was born from soulful voices, social activism, religious conviction and carries a message that moves you.”

Tracks

01. MINI-YOUR DRESS IS TOO SHORT / Madame Nellie Robinson
02. THE BATTLE OF JERICHO / The Pilgrim Travelers
03. I CAN SEE SO MUCH / Reverend Cleophus Robinson
04. SOMETHING / Mighty Golden Bells feat William Sanders
05. GODS GOT IT / Rev. Charlie Jackson the gospel guitar and singer of Baton Rouge Louisiana
06. YOU CANT MAKE ME DOUBT / The Gospelaires
07. TAKE ME BY MY HAND / Ray Crume and the Zion Tones
08. WHO ROLLED THE STONE AWAY / Marie Knight
09. IM ON MY WAY / Mahalia Jackson
10. IM GETTING RICHER / The Famous Ward Singers
11. GLORY IS COMING / Sunset Travelers
12. ITS BEEN A CHANGE / The Staple Singers
13. GOD IS COMING / C B S Trumpeteers
14. MORNING TRAIN / Rev. Charlie Jackson the gospel guitar and singer of Baton Rouge Louisiana