Rev. F.W. McGee

Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1: 1927-1929

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Highlighted by "Jonah in the Belly of the Whale" and "With His Stripes We Are Healed," which together combined for one of the biggest "race records" of its time, the first volume in this retrospective of the career of Rev. F.W. McGee assembles some of the finest gospel sides of the pre-war era. Opening with "Lion of the Tribe of Judah," McGee's lone recording for Okeh and a prime example of the sanctified tradition, the disc also includes "The Crooked Made Straight" and "Rock of Ages," both of which are fascinating attempts to combine congregrational singing with impassioned preaching.

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