Various ‎– Kings Of The Gospel Highway: The Golden Age Of Gospel Quartets

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Shanachie ‎– Shanachie 6039
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The Soul Stirrers
1 The Soul Stirrers Walk Around
Baritone Vocals – A.L. JohnsonBass Vocals – J.J. Farley*Lead Vocals – R.H. Harris*Tenor Vocals – S.R. Crain*Written-By – Harris*
2:47
2 The Soul Stirrers Sleep On Mother
Baritone Vocals – R.B. Robinson, T.L. Brusher*Bass Vocals – J.J. Farley*Lead Vocals – J.H. Meadlock, R.H. Harris*Tenor Vocals – S.R. Crain*Written-By – Harris*
2:35
3 The Soul Stirrers I Want To Rest
Baritone Vocals – R.B. Robinson, T.L. Brusher*Bass Vocals – J.J. Farley*Lead Vocals – J.H. Meadlock, R.H. Harris*Tenor Vocals – S.R. Crain*Written-By – Morris*
3:03
4 The Soul Stirrers I'm Willing To Run
Baritone Vocals – R.B. Robinson, T.L. Brusher*Bass Vocals – J.J. Farley*Lead Vocals – J.H. Meadlock, R.H. Harris*Tenor Vocals – S.R. Crain*Written By – Rector
2:47
5 The Soul Stirrers I'm A Soldier
Baritone Vocals – R.B. Robinson, T.L. Brusher*Bass Vocals – J.J. Farley*Lead Vocals – J.H. Meadlock, R.H. Harris*Tenor Vocals – S.R. Crain*
2:48
6 The Soul Stirrers Does Jesus Care
Baritone Vocals – R.B. Robinson, T.L. Brusher*Bass Vocals – J.J. Farley*Lead Vocals – J.H. Meadlock, R.H. Harris*Tenor Vocals – S.R. Crain*Written-By – Morris*
2:50
The Pilgrim Travelers
7 The Pilgrim Travelers* Dear Lord Look Down Upon Me
Baritone Vocals – Jesse WhitakerBass Vocals – Raphael TaylorLead Vocals – Keith Barber, Kylo TurnerTenor Vocals – J. W. AlexanderWritten-By – Dorsey*
2:24
8 The Pilgrim Travelers* Go Ahead
Baritone Vocals – Jesse WhitakerBass Vocals – Raphael TaylorLead Vocals – Keith Barber, Kylo TurnerTenor Vocals – J. W. AlexanderWritten-By – Jeter*
2:44
9 The Pilgrim Travelers* I Wonder Will We Meet Again
Baritone Vocals – Jesse WhitakerBass Vocals – Raphael TaylorLead Vocals – Keith Barber, Kylo TurnerTenor Vocals – J. W. Alexander
2:45
10 The Pilgrim Travelers* Lord Hold My Hand
Baritone Vocals – Jesse WhitakerBass Vocals – Raphael TaylorLead Vocals – Keith Barber, Kylo TurnerTenor Vocals – J. W. Alexander
2:24
The Swan Silvertones
11 The Swan Silvertones Lord I've Tried
Baritone Vocals – John Myles (2)Bass Vocals – Henry BossardLead Vocals – Percell Perkins, Claude Jeter*, Solomon WomackTenor Vocals – Roosevelt PayneWritten-By – Brewster*
3:09
12 The Swan Silvertones Working On A Building
Arranged By [Arr.] – Womack*Baritone Vocals – John Myles (2)Bass Vocals – Henry BossardLead Vocals – Percell Perkins, Claude Jeter*, Solomon WomackTenor Vocals – Roosevelt Payne
2:52
13 The Swan Silvertones The Old Account
Baritone Vocals – John Myles (2)Bass Vocals – Henry BossardLead Vocals – Percell Perkins, Claude Jeter*, Solomon WomackTenor Vocals – Roosevelt Payne
2:54
14 The Swan Silvertones All Aboard
Baritone Vocals – John Myles (2)Bass Vocals – Henry BossardLead Vocals – Percell Perkins, Claude Jeter*, Solomon WomackTenor Vocals – Roosevelt PayneWritten-By – Perkins*
2:30
The Spirit Of Memphis
15 The Spirit Of Memphis* Jesus Jesus
Baritone Vocals – James Darling (2)Bass Vocals – Earl MaloneLead Vocals – Jethroe Bledsoe, Silas Steele, Willmer M. BroadnaxTenor Vocals – Robert Reed (3)Written-By – Steele*
2:26
16 The Spirit Of Memphis* Sign Of The Judgment
Baritone Vocals – James Darling (2)Bass Vocals – Earl MaloneLead Vocals – Jethroe Bledsoe, Silas Steele, Willmer M. BroadnaxTenor Vocals – Robert Reed (3)
2:59
17 The Spirit Of Memphis* Tell Heaven
Baritone Vocals – Fred Howard (2)Bass Vocals – Earl MaloneLead Vocals – Jethroe Bledsoe, Silas Steele, Willmer M. BroadnaxTenor Vocals – Robert Reed (3)
2:56
18 The Spirit Of Memphis* Jesus Brought Me
Baritone Vocals – Fred Howard (2)Bass Vocals – Earl MaloneLead Vocals – Jethroe Bledsoe, Silas Steele, Willmer M. BroadnaxTenor Vocals – Robert Reed (3)Written By – Alexander*
2:38
The Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi
19 Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi, The* I Was Praying
Baritone Vocals – Lloyd WoodardBass Vocals – Jay T. ClinkscalesLead Vocals – Archie Brownlee, Percell PerkinsTenor Vocals – Lawrence AbramsWritten By – Shaw
2:42
20 Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi, The* The Lord Will Make A Way
Baritone Vocals – Lloyd WoodardBass Vocals – Jay T. ClinkscalesLead Vocals – Archie Brownlee, Percell PerkinsTenor Vocals – Lawrence AbramsWritten-By – Eugene Smith
2:59
21 Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi, The* Will My Jesus Be Waiting
Baritone Vocals – Lloyd WoodardBass Vocals – Jay T. ClinkscalesLead Vocals – Archie Brownlee, Percell PerkinsTenor Vocals – Lawrence AbramsWritten By – Shaw
2:28
22 Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi, The* Someone Watches Over Me
Baritone Vocals – Lloyd WoodardBass Vocals – Jay T. ClinkscalesLead Vocals – Archie Brownlee, Percell PerkinsTenor Vocals – Lawrence AbramsWritten-By – Brownlee*
2:21
The Sensational Nightingales
23 The Sensational Nightingales God's Word Will Never Pass Away
Baritone Vocals – Bill WoodruffBass Vocals – John JeffersonLead Vocals – Ernest James, Julian Cheeks*Tenor Vocals, Guitar – Joseph WallaceWritten-By – Cheeks*
2:32
24 The Sensational Nightingales Lord Have Mercy
Baritone Vocals – Bill WoodruffBass Vocals – John JeffersonLead Vocals – Ernest James, Julian Cheeks*Tenor Vocals, Guitar – Joseph Wallace
2:41
25 The Sensational Nightingales I'm Coming Up Lord
Baritone Vocals – Bill WoodruffBass Vocals – John JeffersonLead Vocals – Ernest James, Julian Cheeks*Tenor Vocals, Guitar – Joseph Wallace
2:27
26 The Sensational Nightingales Somewhere To Lay My Head
Baritone Vocals – Bill WoodruffBass Vocals – John JeffersonLead Vocals – Ernest James, Julian Cheeks*Tenor Vocals, Guitar – Joseph WallaceWritten-By – Cheeks*
2:39

Credits

Notes

THE SOUL STIRRERS
Walk Around (Harris) recorded 1939
Sleep On Mother (Harris) recorded 1945
I Want To Rest (Morris) recorded 1946
I'm Willing To Run (Rector) recorded 1947
I'm A Soldier recorded 1947
Does Jesus Care (Morris) recorded 1948

THE PILGRIM TRAVELERS
Dear Lord Look Down Upon Me (Dorsey) recorded 1950
Go Ahead (Jeter) recorded 1948
I Wonder Will We Meet Again recorded 1948
Lord Hold My Hand recorded 1951

THE SWAN SILVERTONES
Lord I've Tried (Brewster) recorded 1947
Working On A Building (arr. Womack) recorded 1947
The Old Account recorded 1950
All Aboard (Perkins) recorded 1951

THE SPIRIT OF MEMPHIS QUARTET
Jesus, Jesus (Steele) recorded 1949
Sign of the Judgment recorded 1951
Tell Heaven recorded 1951
Jesus Brought Me (Alexander) recorded 1952

THE FIVE BLIND BOYS OF MISSISSIPPI
I Was Praying (Shaw) recorded 1952
The Lord Will Make A Way (Smith) recorded 1953
Will My Jesus Be Waiting (Shaw) recorded 1952
Someone Watches Over Me (Brownlee) recorded 1958

THE SENSATIONAL NIGHTINGALES
God's Word Will Never Pass Away (Cheeks) recorded 1953
Lord Have Mercy recorded 1953
I'm Coming Up Lord recorded 1957
Somewhere To Lay My Head (Cheeks) recorded 1956</font>

The Pilgrim Travelers selections are released by arrangement with Fantasy Records.

Special thanks to Roy Crain, Ray Funk, R. H. Harris, Claude Jeter, Paul Owens, P. J. Perkins, Doug Seroff, Larne Sinclair, Chris Strachwitz, Joseph Wallace and Bill Woodruff.

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 19, 21, 25, 26 were previously included in the O.P. Collection Father and Sons.

(P) 2000 Shanachie Entertainment Corp.

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