If You Ever Need A Friend – The Masonic Travel’s Of Memphis, Tennessee

This May Be My Last Time Singing – Raw African-American Gospel on 45 RPM 1957-1982 Disc 2
Audio CD Release Date: September 20, 2011
Three CD collection of rare Gospel recordings. Get ready for fiery sanctified soul, heavy Pentecostal jams, drum machine gospel, slow-burning moaners, glorified guitar sermons and righteously ragged a cappela hymns! The music on this compilation was originally released on small label 45s, mostly in the 1960s and ’70s. At least one-third of the records were self-released, paid for by a church congregation or the artists themselves. Others were on regional labels (typically run by one single producer) little known today outside of a small circle of collectors. This vibrant music is incredibly honest and almost criminally unknown. All tracks were sourced from 45s collected over the last decade by compiler Mike McGonigal, who also produced 2009’s three disc set Fire in My Bones: Raw + Rare + Otherworldly African-American Gospel.
Track Listing – Disc 2:
1. Stop Living On Me – Rev. R. Henderson
2. Ain’t It A Shame – Echos Of Harmony
3. He Got His Eyes On You – Brother Sidney Harris
4. When He Called My Name – The Mighty Wings
5. Baptized – Clefs Of Calvary
6. I Heard A Prayer, Pts. 1 & 2 – Rev. Elijah Thurston
7. I’m Working On A Building – Brother Grady Coffee
8. Perfect Like The Angels – Sounds Of Soul
9. So Many Fallen By The Wayside – The Dedicators
10. If You Ever Need A Friend – The Masonic Travel’s Of Memphis, Tennessee
11. On The Right Road Now – Crump Brothers
12. I Believe I Will Go Home – Big Dan And The Gospel Heavyweights
13. Save Me Jesus – Southland Singers
14. God’s New Building – Little Midget + The Morning Stars
15. May Be My Last Time – Jerry And Naomi Jerkins
16. Jesus Gave Me Water – McCauley Spiritual Singers
17. Be There In The Happening, Pt. 2 – Elder Curtis Watson
18. I Found A Friend – Mighty Gospel Singers
19. I’m A Child Of My God – Gosepl Creators
20. Let Your Will Be Done – Spiritual Echoes
21. If It Wasn’t For The Lord What Would I Do – Cumberland River
22. This Old Light Of Mine – Gospel Six Of Gadsen, SC
23. I Got To Make It – Ethel Profit
24. Where Could I Go – Friendly Five
25. Who – Sunset Jubilees
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