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The Best of Vee-Jay Gospel, Vol. 1

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The Best of Vee-Jay Gospel, Vol. 1 collects original recordings from the '50s and '60s by the most inspired singers that made Chicago's Vee Jay one of the premier gospel labels. Among the 20 tracks on this volume are the Swan Silvertones' "Rock My Soul," the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi's "No Need to Cry," the Harmonizing Four's "Old Time Religion," and the Original Gospel Harmonettes' "Love Lifted Me." This consistently satisfying disc also features familiar spiritual tunes by the Patterson Singers, the Boyer Brothers, the Caravans, Billy Preston, and the Lunenberg Travelers.

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