Shakin' the Rafters (Live)
LOW STOCK: Only 3 copies left
|You Save:||$2.01 (25% Off)|
or Mix & Match 10 CDs for $49.90
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
- by Johnny Adams ~ Johnny Adams Sings Doc Pomus: The Real Me ~ $17.08
- Released: July 9, 1991
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
The Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir includes: Willie James McPhatter (vocals, piano); Margaret Simpson, Kathleen Lane, Calvin White, Reverend Means, Faytha Drayton, Bessie Lewis, Lester Ware, Clarence Drayton (vocals).
Additional personnel: Alex Bradford (piano); Dickie Mitchell (organ); Pola Roberts (drums).
Producer: John Hammond.
Reissue producer: Nedra Olds-Neal.
Originally released at (8348). Includes liner notes by Leonard Goines.
Digitally remastered by Mark Wilder (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
Through its Legacy imprint, Columbia Records has done a fine job of reissuing the older classic recordings in its vaults, even those with limited commercial appeal. The label has been particularly kind in this regard to fans of old gospel music, a relatively small but fervent lot. SHAKIN' THE RAFTERS is but one example of the label's preservationist instincts. This 1960 recording of Newark's excellent Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir has long been held in high regard by old-style gospel fans but has been relatively unknown to fans outside that circle. With luck, this reissue will rectify the situation.
Under the guidance of Professor Alex Bradford, the Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir grew from just another local outfit to the predominant Baptist gospel group in the area. Part of the group's success was due to wide exposure via citywide radio. The larger part, however, was the result of Bradford's gifts for writing and arranging in the classic call-and-response gospel style. The tracks on SHAKIN' THE RAFTERS demonstrate a powerful and dramatic bifurcation between a gifted soloist and a 120-voice choir.
Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 13 ratings.
Based on 13 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!
- Sales Rank: 10,166
- UPC: 886975031320
- Shipping Weight: 0.23/lbs (approx)
- International Shipping: 1 item
Working the Road: The Golden Age of Chicago Gospel (CD)
$14.32 Super Savings
Top ranking titles in the Christian & Gospel genre:
- Various Artists Collectables Gospel Classics, Volume 3 (Limited) (CD) ~ $1.98 on SALE
- Various Artists Collectables Gospel Classics, Volume 2 (Limited) (CD) ~ $1.98 on SALE
- Various Artists Collectables Gospel Classics, Volume 1 (Limited) (CD) ~ $1.98 on SALE
- Various Artists Collectables Gospel Classics, Volume 5 (Limited) (CD) ~ $1.98 on SALE
- The Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day / Jesus, Lover of My Soul (45) ~ $1 on SALE