Full performer name: Original Five Blind Boys Of Alabama.
Personnel: Clarence Fountain, George Scott, Olice Thomas, Johnny Fields, Rev. Samuel K. Lewis, Rev. Paul Exkano, Rev. George W. Warren, Rev. Percell Perkins, Gwendolyn Cooper, Roy Porter.
THE SERMON includes 25 previously unreleased tracks.
Personnel: George Scott (vocals, tenor, guitar); Rev. George W. Warren, Rev. Paul Exkano, Rev. Percell Perkins, Rev. Sammy Lewis (vocals, tenor); Clarence Fountain (vocals); Olice Thomas (baritone); Johnny Fields (bass voice); Gwendolyn Cooper (piano); Roy Porter (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Opal Nations; Lee Hildebrand.
Recording information: Boulevard Recording Studios, Chicago, IL (1953-1956); United Sounds Systems, Detroit, MI (1953-1956); Universal Recorders, Hollywood, CA (1953-1956).
Arrangers: Clarence Fountain; George Scott .
A treasure trove of previously unreleased material, this brings together 25 new tracks, all recorded between 1953 and 1957. Only two songs, "Heaven on My Mind" and "I'm Going Through," were ever released in any form, but the quality of the material is certainly as high as any of their early sides. Here's one of gospel's greatest groups, singing their hearts out in their absolute prime. ~ Cub Koda