The train waiting at the platform is the gospel train to glory! Get on board, little children, get on board! If Modern Records never approached the gospel field in the systematic way they did the blues one, they still captured some great performances. The Rev. C C Chapman (The Travelin' Shoes Man) and The Faith Temple Choir cut their solitary classic record for Modern - their On My Way is backed by jazzy organ, propulsive drumming and fervent handclapping. The Four Star Quartet's single recording Steal Away To Jesus was made in 1952 but never issued until now. The Echoes Of Zion sides were originally recorded for the Gerald label and bought by Modern in 1950. The sides here by this exciting Atlanta group showcase their use of switch lead singers on traditional songs such as Jacob's Ladder and On The Battlefield. The authoritative voices of the Revs Louis H Narcisse and James Earle Hines are also featured as are the sophisticated harmonies of The Smith Jubilee Singers, the San-Francisco-based Swanee River Quartet and the preacher-with-flock recording of the Rev G W Killens and his Mount Calvary Congregation recorded during a service at the Oakland City Auditorium. Killens is reported as saying "Once in a while, I like to hear the church sing" and on Father, I Stretch My Arms To Thee, they do just that and to stunning effect.
- 01 Preview Get On Board - James Earle Hines And His Goodwill Singers
- 02 Preview Climbing Jacob's Ladder - Echoes Of Zion
- 03 Preview Go, Devil, Go (Take 1 master) ((Take 1 master)) - Madam Ira Mae Littlejohn
- 04 Preview Satisfied - The Harmonizers
- 05 Preview Steal Away To Jesus - Four Star Quartet
- 06 Preview Brother Noah - Swanee River Quartet
- 07 Preview A Charge To Keep I Have - Echoes Of Zion
- 08 Preview Just A Little Talk With Jesus - Smith Jubilee Singers
- 09 Preview Why Should I Worry - Rev Louis Narcisse
- 10 Preview Jesus Said If You Go - Lillian Holmes And Madam Wesley Mae Walker
- 11 Preview In My Savior's Care - Four Star Quartet
- 12 Preview Heavenly Highway - James Earle Hines And His Goodwill Singers
- 13 Preview Those Chiming Bells (Mary and Martha) - Echoes Of Zion
- 14 Preview The Sun Will Never Go Down - Swanee River Quartet
- 15 Preview Dig A Little Deeper - Smith Jubilee Singers
- 16 Preview I Took My Master's Hand - Echoes Of Zion
- 17 Preview God Rode In The Windstorm - Prof James Earle Hines & His Goodwill Singers
- 18 Preview Take Your Burdens To The Lord - Swanee River Quartet
- 19 Preview I John Saw - The Harmonizers
- 20 Preview King Jesus Is Listening - Echoes Of Zion
- 21 Preview I Wanna See Jesus - Madam Ira Mae Littlejohn
- 22 Preview Daniel - James Earle Hines And His Goodwill Singers
- 23 Preview I'll Rest After Awhile - Echoes Of Zion
- 24 Preview Lord Remember Me - Smith Jubilee Singers
- 25 Preview On The Battlefield For The Lord - Swanee River Quartet
- 26 Preview Father, I Stretch My Arms To Thee - G W Killens And The Mt Calvary Congregation
- 27 Preview On My Way(Part 1) - Rev C C Chapman & The Faith Temple Choir
- 28 Preview On My Way(Part 2) - Rev C C Chapman & The Faith Temple Choir
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