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Nov 24, 2022 5:00 AM – 7:00 AM
With East Side Slim
East Side Slim takes you cruising on many musical roads, with all leading back to the crossroad - the blues. Come on along for the ride on Rhythm Highways. You'll hear American music - music that swings, rolls and comes from the soul. Tune in to hear blues, R&B, gospel, swing, soul, rock 'n' roll, jazz and roadhouse, even the occasional honky tonk or western swing song. Rhythm Highways - it's an East Side groove.
Thanksgiving All-Gospel Soul for your Thanks-giving spectacular
The Dynamic Soul Superiors Amazing Grace
Follow Me Savoy Records 1978
A quartet backed by their own band, with lead singing from Fred Burns. I believe the band was from the Detroit, Michigan area, based upon the various addresses and info included on the back cover of the LP. In 1978 you could have written to the band's manager to book the band into your church!
Prof. Alex Bradford He's A Wonder
Feel Like Running For The Lord, Early Recordings 1950-1961 Gospel Friend 2021
This song was most likely recorded in NYC in 1952, and is listed as an Alex Bradford composition. Young Alex was a blues lover and he even considered a career as a blues singer before being swayed to walk the sacred path. But he never lost that bluesy swagger in his voice.
The Spirit of Memphis Quartet Jesus Traveled (Story of Jesus)
Traveling On Highwater Records/HMG 1997
The SoMQ were one of the finest gospel combos ever - and one of the longest lived. When this album was originally released in 1983, the band has already been together for most of 50 years.
The Williams Singers In And Out Of Trouble L
It Was You Jesus Checker 1972
Originally from Arkansas, the Williams family settled in the family eventually settled in St. Louis. Brother Oliver wrote most of their songs (including this one) while brother Leroy's spellbinding voice won over the crowds. Basically 4 siblings augmented w/ 2 other musicians/singers.
Dedicated Men of Zion Lord Hold My Hand N
The Devil Don't Like It Bible & Tire Recording Co. 2022
Lead by the father and son tandem of Anthony and Antwan Daniels, along with Marcus Sugg and Dexter Weaver, backed by the Sacred Soul Sound Section (B&TR's house band).
The Como Mamas Count Your Blessings (feat. The Glorifiers Band)
Move Upstairs (feat. The Glorifiers Band) Daptone Records 2017
Count your blessings.... a perfect message from the Como Mama's of Mississippi on this Thanks Giving Day.
Doris Frazier and The Fiddmont Singers Where Is Your Heart L
Make Today Count - Recorded Live Self-Released 1978
Composed by the husband and wife team of Clifford Sr. and Doris Frazier, Doris on piano. Cliff was the lyricist, Dorothy the musician and arranger. This was a East Side St Louis group, and Clifford Jr played in the NFL with the KC Chiefs. The Fiddmont name is part of the greater ancestry of the Frazier/Fiddmont families.
Rev. Elijah Baker Sr. My Body Belongs to God
Palm of His Hand Ambitious Records 2017
Oakland, CA gospel, real music, real Oakland. Rev Elijah Baker Sr., w/ Elijah Jr. and Kenya Baker and Raphael Saadiq.
The Canton Spirituals Wonderful Change
The Greatest Hits Blackberry Records, Inc. 2000
A workout here, something to get the blood flowing and the spirit moving, courtesy of Mississippi's Canton Spirituals.
The McCrary Five Joshua Fit The Battle
Praise God With Soul Verse 1970
A family band of 5 siblings, beginning as a sacred band and eventually moving on to much success as a secular band, working with Stevie Wonder, The O'Jays and more. They were based out of Youngstown, OH, and I'm not sure if they are related to the current day McCrary sisters or not, whose father Sam H is not the same as the "5's" Sam G. McCrary.
Cliff Dubose Father I Stretch My Hand to Thee (feat. Richard Gibbs, Kenard Pulliam & Jocelyn Buchanan) N
My Soul Says Yes! The Sirens Records 2022
Cliff Dubose out of Chicago on piano and on organ, vocal by Jocelyn Buchanan.
Reverend Cleophus Robinson Wrapped Up, Tied Up, Tangled Up L
I Shall Know Him Peacock Gospel Classics MCA 1999
We HAD to have the Rev Cleophus' gospel soul classic on the show today!
Gospel Clouds Of Joy Hallelujah Time
Supreme Sacrifice Big J 1970
Getting the 2nd hour of our Thanks Giving Thanksgiving special started in fine, energetic style w/ this Columbus, OH group - year of album release a best guess using available information.
Gospel Soul Revivals If Jesus Came Today
Good God! Born Again Funk Numero 2009
From a barely released early 80s album Come Together Childred, from this Aurora, IL combo. What is Jesus appeared today....I wonder what he truly would think...
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens Thank You Lord
Cold World Daptone Records 2014
My favorite Daptone band ever, Miss Naomi and her Gospel Queens, not to forget Gospel King Cliff Driver, the musical director and organist for the band.
Rev. Thomas L. Walker & Brother Alvis Armstrong A Closer Walk With Thee
He Brought Us Atlanta International 1983
Rev Walker worked out of Rocky Mount, NC. I'm a tellin' ya, the cover art for this one is, um, well, questionable. But, it was the early 80s... So many 'bad' artistic decisions made then... Ha!
Elder Jack Ward God's Love
Already Made Bible & Tire Recording Co. 2021
God's Love - be good to each other, babies. Elder Jack Ward recorded this album when he was 83 years young.
The Sensational Barnes Brothers Nobody's Fault but My Own
Nobody's Fault but My Own Bible & Tire Recording Co. 2019
This is of course the title cut from this young Memphis, TN band's tremendous album, one that truly helped push the positive momentum of the gospel released on B&T Records.
Della Reese And The Christ Universal Temple Ensemble I Am Persuaded
Somebody's Callin' My Name Christ Universal Temple 1980
I don't know when this fine album was actually released, so we're going with a guestimate of 1980. Della Reese was in tremendous voice - she was a fantastic gospel, blues, and R&B singer.. jazz, too - a very talented woman indeed.
The Masonic Quintet Of Waukegan Illinois Beams of Heaven-R.H.Harris
Songs We'll Never Forget Quinn Records Tm 2003
This one features one of the last recordings of gospel giant Rebert "R.H." Harris, one of the true greats of the gospel world. Sam Cooke idolized Harris, eventually taking Harris' lead spot in the Soul Stirrers when Harris decided to retire from the grind of the road circuit.
Bishop Dwayne Mason Search Me Lord (feat. Leonard Maddox) N
Bishop Dwayne Mason & Friends: Just Can't Make It by Myself The Sirens 2022
One of 3 amazing new gospel releases on The Sirens label out of Chicago - and you heard them ALL on this morning's show - Richard Gibb's music from his album Just For Me was used for all bed music today
Rev.Willingham And His Singers Down On My Knees
Down On My Knees Nashboro 1980
Reverend Ruben Willingham, associated with the Swanee Quintet of Augusta, GA for many years. Considered one of the 'funkiest' and one of the 'countryist' singers in the business.
Reverend John Lee Hooker, Jr. Hallelujah
Hallelujah Steppin' Stone Records 2021
The son of John Lee Hooker, and a man who has dedicated his life to prison ministries...not easy work, but necessary work none the less. Be thankful for people like Rev Hooker...and be good to each other.