Blackwood Brothers - Rock-a-my-soul (CD)

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5-CD box (LP-size) with 82-page book, 148 tracks. Playing time approx. 380 mns

In the 1950s, a quartet from Memphis, Tennessee changed the face of American gospel music. They brought the excitement and passion of gospel to millions, finding a huge national following for white Southern gospel music. Young Elvis Presley had his heart set on joining, and was a regular backstage visitor. They were The Blackwood Brothers.

For the first fifteen years, the Blackwood Brothers travelled to small town church concerts, got up early for local radio shows, and sold songbooks out of the trunk of their car. Then, in 1950 they moved to Memphis, and suddenly things began to change. Their music was infused with a new energy, influenced by the Memphis scene of blues, jazz, R&B, and black gospel. They went where no white quartet had gone before.

The Blackwoods took songs at the fastest tempo, and always had the hottest piano player. They had the most animated stage act, jumping around, bending over backwards, throwing the microphone stand back and forth. They had the most daring, the most complex, and most unique arrangements, often ending on breathtaking high sustained harmonies. They also had the most diverse repertoire, drawing from the rich heritage of black gospel music They sounded like no other group in music, and created a style that was the Blackwood Brothers.

This set comprises the Blackwoods' complete Victor recordings from 1952 to 1959, and includes all-time favorites like Rock-a-My Soul, It Is No Secret, Mansion Over the Hilltop, Swing Down Chariot, Take My Hand Precious Lord, My God Is Real, His Hand in Mine, How Great Thou Art and other songs later popularized by Elvis Presley. This set also includes all of the Blackwoods' early albums.
Also included is a 82-page book, researched and written by Charles K. Wolfe, together with a complete discography by Paul Davis & Richard Weize and many unpublished photos.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Everywhere He Went (He Was Doing Good)
  • Rock-A-My-Soul
  • I Won't Have To Cross Jordan Alone
  • The Love Of God
  • The Keys To The Kingdom
  • Angels Watches Over Me
  • My Journey To The Sky
  • He Bought My Soul At Calvary
  • Peace In The Valley
  • It Is No Secret
  • Take My Hand Precious Lord
  • Mansion Over The Hilltop
  • Wanta Rest
  • Swing Down Chariot
  • Oh, What A Time
  • My God Is Real
  • The Hand Of God
  • Joy, Joy, Joy (To My Soul)
  • At The End Of The Trail
  • He Knows Just How Much You Can Bear
  • Someone To Care
  • How Many Times
  • Peace Like A River
  • Every Day Will Be Sunday, By And By
  • Gloryland Jubilee
  • One Step (Toward The Lord)
  • His Hand In Mine
  • Jesus The Way Maker
  • I'm Feelin' Fine
  • Brush The Dust Off The Bible
  • The Man Upstairs
Disc 2:
  • How About Your Heart
  • The Workshop Of The Lord
  • I Don't Care What The World May Do
  • Take A Look In The Book
  • Dear Lord, Remember Me
  • Live Right, Die Right
  • Led By The Master's Hand
  • Christ Is A Wonderful Saviour
  • Will Heaven Be Heaven Without You
  • Church Twice On Sunday
  • What A Morning
  • The Lord Is A Busy Man
  • The Soul Spangled Banner
  • I Saw A Man Inside The Gate
  • Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy
  • Heavenly Love
  • I Just Can't Make It By Myself
  • I Don't Mind
  • I Wanta Go There
  • The Kind And I Walk Hand In Hand
  • He Knows Just What I Need
  • Stop And Pray
  • Wonderful Savior
  • Suppertime
  • Something Old, Something New
  • My Saving King
  • Wonderful
  • I've Heard About A City
  • If I Pray
  • The Good Book
  • Give Us This Day
Disc 3:
  • You Are The Finger Of God
  • The Touch Of His Hand
  • Then I Met The Master
  • I Was There When It Happened
  • I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes Unto The Hill
  • Never
  • I Wouldn't Trade
  • His Love
  • Jesus Holds The Keys
  • No Tears In Heaven
  • Jesus Is Mine
  • Farther Along
  • I'm Bound For That City
  • There's One
  • Peace Of Mind
  • He Lifted Me From Sin
  • Give Me Strength To Stand
  • Jesus Lifted Me
  • On The Other Side Of Jordan
  • I'm Thankful
  • Without A Prayer
  • Pay As You Go
  • Wonderful Love
  • Take Me Home
  • Tho' I'm Unworthy
  • Night And Day (I'll Follow Where He Leads)
  • Do You Know It Jesus'
  • How Great Thou Art
  • He's All That I Need
  • He's My King
Disc 4:
  • Inside Your Heart
  • I Get Happy
  • Do You Go To Church'
  • I'm Free
  • I'm Happy And Free
  • God Made A Way
  • His Hands
  • Gentle Hands
  • Invisible Hands
  • A Wonderful Time Up There
  • Not My Will
  • Shall I Crucify Him'
  • Tell Some One About Jesus
  • Amazing Grace
  • What A Friend
  • Rock Of Ages
  • The Last Mile Of The Way/When I Make My Last
  • Move/When I Take My Vacation In Heaven
  • Who Is That'
  • The Stranger Of Galilee
  • The Old Ragged Cross
  • When I'm Alone
  • Sweet Peace
  • Whispering Hope
  • Footprints Of Jesus
  • I've Got It (You Can Have It)
  • One By One
  • There Is A God
Disc 5:
  • Walkin' And Talkin' With My Lord
  • For My Good Fortune
  • I Can't Stand Up Alone
  • Beyond God's Horizon
  • He Will See You Through
  • Land Called Heaven
  • Behind Your Tears
  • Each Step It Take
  • My All I Give
  • Walking In The Light
  • Dreams Of Tomorrow
  • My Lord Goes With Me
  • Paradise Island
  • Do You Know My Jesus'
  • Hide Me, Rock Of Ages
  • The Devil Can't Harm A Praying Man
  • What A Morning

Additional Details

Label: Bear Family Records

Genre: Gospel

Run Time: 380 mins

Release Date: 01/02/07

UPC: 4000127163080

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