Marion Williams

Born to Sing the Gospel

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Born to Sing the Gospel returns Marion Williams to her home church, Philadelphia's B.M. Oakley Memorial Church of God in Christ; the material is engagingly varied, spanning from the bluesy original "Sometimes I Ring Up Heaven" to the traditional title track to the medley of the classics "Christ Is All" and "Jesus Is All." Though in fine form throughout, Williams hits her peak on "Death in the Morning," her delivery charged with all of the raw power of a field recording. [Shanachie's CD reissue appends five tracks not included on the original LP.]

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
4:28 SpotifyAmazon
2 3:52 SpotifyAmazon
3
3:28 SpotifyAmazon
4 3:32 SpotifyAmazon
5
7:20 SpotifyAmazon
6
3:45 SpotifyAmazon
7
3:45 SpotifyAmazon
8
2:23 SpotifyAmazon
9
3:05 SpotifyAmazon
10 3:07 SpotifyAmazon
11
3:05 SpotifyAmazon
12
3:08 SpotifyAmazon
13
3:20 SpotifyAmazon
14
2:34 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:05 SpotifyAmazon
16
2:21 SpotifyAmazon
17
4:10 SpotifyAmazon
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