(2012) Sun Gospel

Various Artists

... read moreTapping into a side of the Sun catalog that seldom -- if ever -- comes up for air, this brings together 32 tracks combed from the issued and unissued sides of the vaults to present a wider and clearer picture of just about every type of gospel music Sam Phillips recorded back in the day. From the...

01:19′:21″ 32 Songs

1
Various Artists
Just A Little Talk With Jesus
3:58
2
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Softly And Tenderly
2:34
3
Various Artists
Troublesome Waters
3:01
4
Various Artists
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
2:50
5
Various Artists
Sermon
1:01
6
Various Artists
I'm Working On A Building
2:15
7
Various Artists
I Was There When It Happened
2:16
8
Various Artists
When The Saints Go Marching In
2:11
9
Various Artists
Until I Pray For You
2:17
10
Various Artists
Big Man
2:48
11
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Rainbow Of Love
2:13
12
Various Artists
Gospel Train
2:18
13
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All My Sins Been Taken Away
1:49
14
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Roundup In Glory
2:57
15
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House Of Gold
3:02
16
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Lord Lead Me Home
1:13
17
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Forgive Me Lord
3:00
18
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Nobody's Looking Back
2:03
19
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Where Can I Go?
3:15
20
Various Artists
Will I Be Lost
2:42
21
Various Artists
There's A Man In Jerusalem
2:23
22
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Can't Find Time To Pray
2:55
23
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Night Train To Memphis
2:09
24
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I Need Jesus
2:05
25
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My God Is Real
2:31
26
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When I Walk On Streets Of Gold
1:53
27
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Gonna Make Myself At Home
2:56
28
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Amazing Grace
3:29
29
Various Artists
My Heart Is A Chapel
1:57
30
Various Artists
Where Shall I Be?
2:44
31
Various Artists
Jesus Means All To Me
2:13
32
Various Artists
Would Anybody Care?
2:23
Released 13 April 2012, ℗ Bear Family Records GmbH

Review

Tapping into a side of the Sun catalog that seldom -- if ever -- comes up for air, this brings together 32 tracks combed from the issued and unissued sides of the vaults to present a wider and clearer picture of just about every type of gospel music Sam Phillips recorded back in the day. From the jam-session ramblings of Elvis, Jerry Lee, and Carl Perkins on "Just a Little Talk With Jesus," to the black gospel tradition of the Jones Brothers on "Gospel Train" and "Amazing Grace," to the country gospel of Howard Serratt ("Troublesome Waters") and Cast King with the Miller Sisters (a beautiful alternate take of "Can't Find Time to Pray"), this set covers all of Sun's stylistic quirks, showing that there was always time for a gospel tune, sometimes right smack dab in the middle of a rock & roll session (Jerry Lee's "When the Saints Go Marching In"). The crowning touch is a recitation from Sam Phillips himself, entitled "Would Anybody Care?," a true tear jerker by any measure. One of the most interesting Sun collections you're likely to come across. ~ Cub Koda