The Soul Stirrers Jesus Gave Me Water

Jesus Gave Me Water
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  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: Specialty


  • Buy for $1.291.Jesus Gave Me Water
  • Buy for $1.292.Christ Is All
  • Buy for $1.293.Come, Let Us Go Back To God
  • Buy for $0.994.I'm On The Firing Line
  • Buy for $0.995.How Far Am I From Canaan?
  • Buy for $0.996.Jesus Done Just What He Said
  • Buy for $0.997.He's My Rock (Wait On Jesus)
  • Buy for $0.998.Joy, Joy To My Soul
  • Buy for $1.299.I'm Gonna Build On That Shore
  • Buy for $0.9910.Until Jesus Calls Me Home
  • Buy for $0.9911.Jesus Will Lead Me To That Promised Land
  • Buy for $0.9912.It Won't Be Very Long
  • Buy for $0.9913.Let Me Go Home
  • Buy for $0.9914.Someday Somewhere
  • Buy for $0.9915.Jesus Paid The Debt
  • Buy for $0.9916.End Of My Journey
  • Buy for $0.9917.He's My Friend Until The End
  • Buy for $0.9918.I Have A Friend Above All Others
  • Buy for $0.9919.I Gave Up Everything To Follow Him
  • Buy for $0.9920.Come And Go To That Land -(take 3, alternate)
  • Buy for $0.9921.I'm So Happy In The Service Of The Lord
  • Buy for $0.9922.Any Day Now
  • Buy for $1.2923.Jesus, I'll Never Forget
  • Buy for $0.9924.All Right Now
  • Buy for $0.9925.Pray (Incomplete)

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Featuring Sam Cooke, Paul Foster and Julius Cheeks.
The Soul Stirrers include: Sam Cooke, Paul Foster, Julius Cheeks (lead vocals), Senior Roy Crain (first tenor), Thomas L. Bruster, R.B. Robinson (baritones), Bob King (baritone, guitar), Jesse J. Farley (bass).
Additional personnel includes: Faidest Wagoner (piano).
Reissue producers: Lee Hidebrand, Opal Nations.
Recorded at Universal Recorders and Master Recorders, Hollywood, California between 1951 and 1955. Includes liner notes by Lee Hildebrand and Opal Nations.
Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (1992, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
This is part of the "Specialty Legends Of Gospel" series.
Recording information: Master Recorders, Hollyeood (03/01/1951-08/17/1955); Universal Recorders, Hollywood, CA (03/01/1951-08/17/1955).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Paul Foster; Rev. Julius Cheeks; Sam Cooke.
Sam Cooke was only a tender 19 years of age when he was tapped to replace R.H. Harris as the lead singer of legendary gospel group the Soul Stirrers. Cooke's break came when Soul Stirrer baritone R.B. Robinson saw him perform with the Highway Q.C.'s and decided to take the young singer under his wing. Well, if this recording is any indication, Cooke was already the master and everyone else, students. Cooke gives a command performance running in and out of the Stirrers' characteristically solid backing. Never sounding better, he lends energy and sense of teenage desperation to this set of gospel classics and originals. Especially outstanding are the tracks "I'm on the Firing Line," "Jesus Will Lead Me to That Promised Land," and the brilliantly arranged "Jesus Paid the Debt." It wouldn't be until 1958 that Sam Cooke would break into the pop charts, but this record reveals he was a consummate performer. As a total unknown suddenly thrust into leading the most popular gospel group in America, Cooke breaks not a sweat. An excellent, though largely forgotten, record. ~ Brian Whitener

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  • UPC: 022211703129
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