Entertainment Weekly - 7/26/91
A "...A good introductory survey..."
2 LPs on 1 CD. Originally released on Specialty (2144) and Specialty (2145).
Digitally remastered by Kirk Felton (1991, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Chosen Gospel Singers; Dorothy Love Coates; Johnnie Taylor; Prof. Alex Bradford; Meditation Singers; The Original Five Blind Boys of Alabama; Robert Anderson; Sister Wynona Carr; The Swan Silvertones; The Original Gospel Harmonettes; Pilgrim Travelers; The Soul Stirrers; James Cleveland; Brother Joe May.
Arrangers: Fields ; Fountain; Paul Owens; Harris; George Scott ; Sam Cooke; Roy Crain, SR.
An excellent 24-song sampling of '50s and '60s sacred testifying from the vaults of Specialty Records, it includes essential cuts from Dorothy Love Coates, the Swan Silvertones, and Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers. ~ John Floyd