Gospel, Vol. 1: 1926-1942

Gospel, Vol. 1: 1926-1942



The first volume of gospel recordings on French label Fremeaux & Associes, titled Gospel, Vol. 1: 1926-1942, is a fantastic collection displaying a wide variety of artists, from the famous (Louis Armstrong's lovely a cappella version of "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen") to the obscure (Arizona Dranes' jaunty "I'll Go Where You Want Me To"). The great deal of care that was put into the selection and sequence of this two-disc set makes it a standout among other labels issuing historical recordings in that this set is a nice listen from start to finish. The following two collections in Fremeaux & Associes' gospel series parallel this one in terms of the timeline but are slightly more focused thematically.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2002
Label: Fremeaux & Assoc. Fr
UPC: 3448960200820
catalogNumber: 8

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scrapper Blackwell   Guitar,Vocals
Big Bill Broonzy   Guitar,Vocals
Blind Willie Johnson   Guitar,Vocals
Hammie Nixon   Harmonica
Bessie Smith   Vocals
Charioteers   Track Performer
Golden Eagle Gospel Singers   Track Performer
Golden Gate Quartet   Track Performer
Mahalia Jackson   Vocals
Rev. D.C. Rice   Vocals
Bill Doggett   Piano
Fats Waller   Organ
Billy Williams   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Heavenly Gospel Singers   Track Performer
Sammy Price   Piano
George Washington Phillips   Vocals,Dolceola
Louis Armstrong   Vocals
Black Bob Hudson   Piano
Abe Bolar   Bass
Floyd Brady   Trombone
Rev. Gary Davis   Guitar,Vocals
Panama Francis   Drums
George James   Alto Saxophone
Archie Johnson   Trumpet
Bessie Johnson   Vocals
Louie Lasky   Guitar,Vocals
Ernest Purce   Baritone Saxophone
William Scott   Trumpet
Stafford Simon   Tenor Saxophone
Sally Sumler   Vocals
Blind Joe Taggart   Guitar,Vocals
Sister Rosetta Tharpe   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Ira Williams   Baritone
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey   Piano,Vocals
Henry Owens   Tenor (Vocal)
Clyde Riddick   Tenor (Vocal)
Orlandus Wilson   Bass (Vocal)
Elder Charles D. Beck   Piano,Trumpet,Vocals
Jimmy Sherman   Piano
George Stevenson   Trombone
Arizona Dranes   Piano,Vocals
Elder Curry   Guitar,Vocals
Selah Jubilee Singers   Track Performer
Rev. J.C. Burnett   Vocals
Roosevelt Fenoy   Vocals
William Langford   Tenor (Vocal)
Fred Whitmore   Tenor (Vocal)
Trevor Bacon   Guitar
Malinda Taylor   Vocals
Nathaniel Townsley   Tenor (Vocal)
Nelson Bryant   Trumpet
Henson Massey   Baritone (Vocal)
Estelle Allen   Organ,Piano
Andrew Antley   Vocals
Sam Bryant   Bass (Vocal)
Raymond Smith   Tenor (Vocal)
Howard Doug Daniel   Bass,Vocals
William C. Brown   Tenor (Vocal)
Memphis Sanctified Singers   Track Performer
Ted Barnett   Alto Saxophone
Edward Jackson   Tenor (Vocal)
Blind Willie Davis   Guitar,Vocals
Georgia Peach & Her Gospel Singers   Track Performer
Thelma Byrd   Vocals
Chicago Sanctified Singers   Track Performer
James P. Johnson & His Orchestra   Piano
Cally Fancy   Track Performer
Rev. A.W. Nix   Vocals
Charles W. Hill   Tenor (Vocal)
Odette Jackson   Vocals
Len Williams   Bass (Vocal)
Jimmy Bryant Singers   Bass (Vocal)
Ben Ransaw   Baritone (Vocal)
Willie Johnson   Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
John Ford   Tenor (Vocal)
Clara Gholston Brock   Vocals
Julie Davis   Tenor (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Blind Willie Johnson   Arranger
Rev. Gary Davis   Arranger
Spencer Williams   Composer
Orlandus Wilson   Arranger
Jean Buzelin   Liner Notes,Art Direction,Documentation
Jacques Demetre   Documentation
Patrick Frémeaux   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Holy Ghost Sanctified Singers   Vocal Group

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