Articles tagged gospel

Walker Family Singers: Panola County Spirit

The Walker Family masterfully preserves traditional southern gospel music and spirituals on Panola County Spirit.

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Eli Paperboy Reed: My Way Home

An invigorating slab of "garage soul", R&B shouter Reed's latest album, My Way Home, is a gospel-fused reinvention.

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Watch Leon Bridges Sweet Homecoming in ‘This Is Home’ Short Documentary

Director Danny Clinch's short doc about Leon Bridges showcases calmer moments of the talented young soul singer's breakthrough year.

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Mavis Staples: Livin’ on a High Note

Mavis never really went away. She’s always been in the mix. It’s just that new generations keep finding ways to discover her.

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‘Mavis!’ Puts Mavis Staples, and Her Influence on Music, Centre Stage

Even if Mavis! covers a lot of ground quickly, it offers an entertaining tribute to one hell of a performer.

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Various Artists: God Don’t Ever Change, The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson

Now you can add nine more notable musicians to the list of those who have covered Blind Willie Johnson.

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12 Feb 2016 // 11:28 AM

Mavis Staples Brings the Joy, But It’s Complicated

Mavis Staples: “I’ve been making people cry down through the years, and this time I wanted to make them smile.”

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Fame, Faith, and a Meaningful Life: An Interview With Ruth Pointer

Why is Ruth Pointer so excited? Her new memoir celebrates three decades of sobriety and a lifetime of survival.

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Doc Watson: Live at the Bottom Line

There may be too many Doc Watson albums for one person to hear, but it is difficult to think of a more pleasurable musical experience. In the meantime, this concert from 2002 provides an excellent place to start.

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The Staple Singers: Faith & Grace: A Family Journey 1953-1976

History comes vibrantly alive on this comprehensive four-CD set of the influential family group who merged gospel, soul, and blues into a uniquely influential, perpetually uplifting sound.

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17 Nov 2015 // 3:05 AM

Bobby Womack: The Preacher

By collecting the late Bobby Womack’s first five albums in one place, The Preacher follows the soul great’s evolution from influenced to influence.

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Sarah Dashew - “Roll Like a Wheel” (audio) (premiere)

Tejano, gospel, and West Coast pop converge on the title track from Dashew's new album.

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For Jazz and Gospel Artists and Audiences, Music Is Their Faith, and Faith Is Their Rock

Black music's spiritual aspect may be a given, but two new books, A City Called Heaven and Spirits Rejoice! go deep into explaining how that actually happens.

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The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983)

This boxed set reveals the full scope of the Ohio-born group's genius across 23 discs and hours of pure joy.

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Iris Dement: The Trackless Woods

Iris Dement’s The Trackless Woods sets Russian poet Anna Akhmatova’s poetry to music with excellent results.

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Bumper Jacksons - “Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down” (audio) (premiere)

The Baltimore band delivers a raucous performance of an old gospel standard.

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Leon Bridges: Coming Home

Leon Bridges harkens back to that earlier era of rock history when quiet and sincere could be just as radical as its opposite.

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3 Jun 2015 // 3:20 AM

Algiers: Algiers

The debut album from the post-punk/gospel trio Algiers is provocative, challenging, and nothing short of a triumph.

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Mavis Staples: Your Good Fortune

Though only four songs long, her latest, Your Good Fortune, offers a succinct summation of Staples’ range and ability.

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Leo Bud Welch: I Don’t Prefer No Blues

On this latest album, Leo Bud Welch makes the blues sound like the future and, at 82 years old, his future is bright.

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