So, what is My Kind Of Gospel?

An exploration of uptempo gospel music : 1945-1965

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

On Trascription Disc

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In the early 1950's, the Blackwood Brothers recorded transcription discs on the World Program Service label. These were meant for radio play only and were not sold to the public. They were 16" in diameter and because of that, 99% of the population could not play them anyway.Often, and in the case of the Blackwood's on World, most of the time, these were songs that were exclusive to these discs. This particular disc comes from 1953-54. Bill Shaw is singing the lead in his crystal clear tenor. The flip side of the disc is....Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra. Now there is a pairing! 

The Blackwoods would be a major force in gospel quartet music from the early 1950's until well in the 1970's. They and the Statesmen are considered the master purveyors of the quartet sound. There will be much posted from both of these fine quartets on this site.

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