The Gospel Tradition: Roots & Branches, Vol. 1

The Gospel Tradition: Roots & Branches, Vol. 1



One of the few gospel collections that ignores the barriers between White and Black gospel music, The Gospel Tradition: The Roots and the Branches - Vol. 1 contrasts the blues of Bessie Smith and the western swing of Bob Wills, the rough edge of Mitchell's Christian Singers and the smooth polish of The Sons of The Pioneers. Lots of obscure sides dating back to 1927, and a wide range of styles from sanctified women to choral spirituals.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/02/1991
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074644733327
catalogNumber: 47333

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blind Willie Johnson   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Roy Rogers   Guitar,Vocals
Bessie Smith   Vocals,Track Performer
Carter Family   Track Performer
Sons of the Pioneers   Track Performer
Josh White   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Charioteers   Track Performer
Chuck Wagon Gang   Track Performer
James P. Johnson   Piano
Leon McAuliffe   Steel Guitar
George Wright   Bass (Vocal)
Mother Maybelle Carter   Guitar,Vocals
George Washington Phillips   Vocals,Track Performer,Dolceola
Hugh & Karl Farr   Guitar,Violin
Wilmoth Houdini   Vocals,Track Performer
Bessemer Singers   Vocals
William Brown   Tenor (Vocal)
Willie Brown   Tenor (Vocal)
A.P. Carter   Vocals
Sara Carter   Autoharp,Vocals
Leonard DePaur   Conductor
Tommy Duncan   Vocals
Sam Gary   Bass
Ed Jackson   Tenor (Vocal)
Sisters Jordan   Vocals
Stricklin   Piano
Bill White   Baritone,Baritone (Vocal)
Ira Williams   Baritone (Vocal)
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Wright   Bass (Vocal)
Brothers Wright and Williams   Track Performer
Monroe Wright   Baritone (Vocal)
William Wright   Vocals
Sister Myrtle Fields   Vocals,Track Performer
Austin McCoy   Hammond Organ
Josh White   Track Performer
Wilbert Williams   Tenor (Vocal)
D.P. "Dad" Carter   Vocals
Bob Nolan   Vocals
Lloyd Perriman   Vocals,String Bass
Lloyd Perryman   Bass,Vocals
Charles Norris   Guitar
Rex Humbard   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Ruth Humbard   Accordion,Vocals
Bayard Rustin   Tenor (Vocal)
Bill Davis   Bass
Sister O.M. Terrell   Track Performer
Walter Wright   Tenor (Vocal)
Sam Koki   Steel Guitar
Alma Jackson   Vocals
Angeline Johnson   Vocals
Humbard Family   Track Performer
Blue Chips   Track Performer
Jesse Wright   Vocals
Carrington Lewis   Tenor (Vocal)
Mitchell's Christian Singers   Track Performer
Wright Brothers Gospel Singers   Track Performer

Technical Credits

James Cleveland   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Director
Mother Maybelle Carter   Composer
George Washington Phillips   Contributor
A.P. Carter   Composer
Sara Carter   Composer
Leonard DePaur   Director
Sisters Jordan   Contributor
Spencer Williams   Composer
Ray Funk   Liner Notes
Jimmy Sherman   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Deacon Leon Davis   Contributor
Sister Norman   Contributor

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