Archive for the 'Gospel' Category

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Many of the selections on the Gospel Jubilee were discovered in the moldy basement of a house that quite possibly belonged to a relative of Hoyt Sullivan, Jr., the impresario behind a handful of heralded black gospel labels such as Champ, HSE, and Su-Ann. These recordings arrive from groups on those sought after imprints, and […]

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

In the mid-2000s producer Michael Reilly joined a group of friends — most of whom worked as music supervisors for television and film — on a trip to the South, guided by advice from the staff at the Alan Lomax Archive. One of those places visited was Como, Mississippi, near the heart of the Mississippi […]

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

The term “apocrypha” comes from the Greek for “hidden things.” Applied the Christian Bible, it covers a wide swath of books deemed “non-canonical” by one denomination or another. The books and stories found within are pretty wild: there are dragons, beheading heroines, and Christ, as a young boy, animating clay pigeons. Generally speaking, the Bible is comprised of […]

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Remember Moby? Sure you do. In the late 90s he went from a relatively obscure DJ/musician working the underground dance circuit to a bonafide mainstream pop artist. For a solid 24+ months his music could be found in what seemed like every other film, commercial and television show running. And if memory serves, the album […]