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Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Vol 2: 1926 by Rev J M Gates

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: Gospel, CD, Album, Vintage, Recommended, Top Rated
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More recordings from 1926 originally released on 78 on Victor, Vocalion, Pathe and Romeo.

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1. The Dying Mother And Her Child (35984)
2. Funeral Train (35985-1)
3. Funeral Train (35985-2)
4. Must Be Born Again (35986)
5. Amazing Grace (35987)
6. Dying Gambler (36178)
7. One Thing I Know (36178)
8. Oh Death, Where Is Thy Sting (36180)
9. Need Of A Prayer (36181)
10. I Know I Got Religion
11. Praying For The Pastor (vo 1052)
12. You Can't Tell The World About This (Vo 1053)
13. Four And Twenty Elders (Vo 1053)
14. Tell Me How Did You Feel (Vo 1051)
15. Waiting At The Beautiful Gate (Vo 1051)
16. Goin' To Heaven Anyhow (Vo 1052)
17. Baptize ME (107091)
18. You Belong To That Funeral Train (107091)
19. I'm Going To Heaven Anyhow (107092)
20. Tramping To Make Heaven My Home (107093)
21. Death's Black TrainIs Coming (2099)
22. I Know I Got Religion, Yes, Yes (2101)

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8/10

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

By the time of the recordings (22 sides made in mammoth recording sessions over five days in September 1926) the famed Baptist minister from Atlanta, Georgia was really into his stride. His repertoire was largely well known to the African American Christians who rushed to buy these 78s on Victor, Vocalion, Pathe or Romeo - what he called on his spoken introduction to "Amazing Grace" "good old familiar hymns". During this stage of his vast recording career the good reverend would occasionally stretch out to deliver a full-on preach, but when he did, as on "Must Be Born Again" it's with the full-on fervour of the best "straining preachers". He'd previously recorded an earlier version of the Bible text for Brunswick but with a different sermon and with a different hymn. On "Amazing Grace" Rev Gates showed he was far from enamoured with the culture he found around him. "We've livin' in a scientific age now, where people tryin' to leave aside the old hymns and keep up with style. Atlanta gets her style from New York, and New York gettin' her style from Paris, and Paris gettin' her style from Hell. And except we sing more of these old familiar hymns, we'll find ourselves in the same city." Such sentiments clearly go against the grain for the, non-Christian sleevenote writer but we can forgive the dear chap his jibes at "fundamentalists' suspicion of progress" for his research into Rev Gates' life and music is exemplary here and on all the volumes in this series. Re-recording his best selling 78s was now a habit with Rev Gates and the fourth version of his mega hit "Death's Black Train Is Coming" has a perfunctory intro and a garbled new verse. But there's plenty of other great stuff here.

Style: Gospel
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 11652
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Document DOCD5432
Items: 1
Release Date: 1996

More recordings from 1926 originally released on 78 on Victor, Vocalion, Pathe and Romeo.

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23 tracks recorded in 1926 from the Atlanta Baptist preacher.

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22 recordings from the famed singer preacher including his original April 1926 made "Death's Black Train Is Coming".

For more information about Rev J M Gates, check the Rev J M Gates Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)













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