Various Artists

This Is Gospel: Singing the Blues

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This Is Gospel: Singing the Blues collects 20 original recordings from the '50s and '60s by the most inspired vocalists of the genre. Among the 20 tracks are the Swan Silvertones' "Stand Up and Testify," the Five Blind Boys of Alabama's "Home in That Rock," the Harmonizing Four's "Oh Lord, Stand by Me," and the Staple Singers "I'm Leaving." This consistently satisfying disc also features jubilant, spiritual tunes by Clara Ward, James Cleveland, Albertina Walker & the Caravans, Jessy Dixon, the Dixie Hummingbirds, and a bonus video documentary to boot.

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