Various Artists

Good News, Vol. 1: Everytime I Feel the Spirit

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The first volume in Proper's excellent summation of gospel music from the '20s to the '50s is perhaps the most valuable single disc of the series (all four are also available in the box set Good News: 100 Gospel Greats). While all of them feature a bounty of beautiful gospel by the best artists then active, Good News, Vol. 1: Everytime I Feel the Spirit includes many rare performances from the dawn of gospel recording, the late '20s and early '30s. Concentrating on small groups (instead of solo preachers or large choirs), the disc's highlights include "Didn't It Rain" by the Norfolk Jubilee Quartet, "Them Bones" by Mitchell's Christian Singers, and and "Clanka-A-Lanka" by the Famous Blue Jay Singers.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:06
2 3:14
3 3:16
4 2:42
5 3:21
6
2:43
7
3:09
8 3:14
9 2:49
10 3:19
11 3:01
12 2:53
13 2:55
14 2:52
15 3:01
16 2:29
17 3:10
18 2:44
19 2:42
20
2:46
21
3:04
22 2:40
23 2:46
24 2:21
25 2:49
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