Posts tagged "gospel"

Today in Music History: Al Green

On this date sixty-five years ago, the Reverend Al Green is born in Forrest City, Arkansas.  Here he sings his biggest hit live, with the record backing him up:      

Today in Music History: Sam and Dave

On this date twenty-three years ago, Dave Prater of Sam and Dave is killed in a car crash in Syracuse, Georgia.  He is fifty.  Here the great duo performs a classic on the ’66 Stax-Volt European tour:      

Today in Music History: Aretha / Elton

On this date sixty-nine years ago, Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis.  Five years later, Elton John is born in Pinner, Middlesex  Here Aretha performs an early-70’s favorite on Soul Train:

Today in Music History: Johnny Cash

On this date seventy-nine years ago, Johnny Cash is born in Kingsland, Arkansas.  He passed away eight years ago this September.  Here the Man in Black performs San Quentin in San Quentin:      

Song Of The Day - "Rock My Soul" by The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet

Song Of The Day – “Rock My Soul” by The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet The quartet was born in a Virginia barber shop in 1930. They were originally comprised of two friends from the Booker Washington High School glee club, the barber and a one-legged bass singer. On this particular 1938 recording the quartet includes... Read more »
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