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The Gospel of YouTube according to y2karl
December 4, 2006 12:19 AM   Subscribe

Five Blind Boys Of Alabama - Too Close
Supreme Angels - Hush Hush
Soul Stirrers - Listen To The Angels Sing
King Louis Narcisse - This Little Light Of Mine
Goldia Hayes with the Harmonizing Four - Beams of Heaven
Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Choir - Up Above My Head
Hall Johnson Choir - Little Black Sheep
Norfleet Brothers - I Am A Pilgrim And A Stranger
Caravans - No Coward Soldier
Soul Stirrers - I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord
Gospel Paraders - Have You Got Good Religion
Pilgrim Jubilee Singers - Testify
Imperial Gospel Singers - The Lord Will see You Through
Lucy Rodgers Singers - Hold To God's Unchanging Hand

YouTube in the Holy Spirit--mostly old school black gospel...
posted by y2karl (53 comments total) 67 users marked this as a favorite

 
Gospel Songbirds - If I Had A Hammer
Reverend Gary Davis - Children of Zion
The Golden Gate Quartet - Old Blind Barnabas
The Fairfield Four - Dig A Little Deeper
Bessie Griffin - Story Of Job
Mahalia Jackson - Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
Gospel Redeemers - Let's Go Down To Jordan
Caravans - Wade In The Water
Inez Andrews And The Andrewettes - Mary Don't You Weep
Rev Cleophus Robinson & Loving Sisters - Won't We Have A Time
Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Choir - Down By The Riverside
Dixie Hummingbirds - Our Prayer For Peace
Five Blind Boys Of Alabama - Amazing Grace
posted by y2karl at 12:19 AM on December 4, 2006


Campbell Brothers - Sacred Steel
Pilgrim Jubilee Singers - Old Ship Of Zion
Julius Cheeks & the Knights - Morning Train
Mahalia Jackson - Highway To Heaven
Campbell Brothers - More Sacred Steel
posted by y2karl at 12:19 AM on December 4, 2006


Staple Singers - Help Me Jesus
Dorothy Norwood Singers - Come By Here
Gospel Songbirds - Let's Have A Little Talk With Jesus
Gospel Clefs - The Precious Name
Rev. Al Green - Jesus Is Waiting
Pilgrim Jubilee Singers - Don't Let Jesus Down
The Caravans - Praising Him
Mahalia Jackson - I Do, Don't You
Jessie Mae Renfro w/ The Mighty Clouds of Joy - He's So Wonderful
Traveling Sons - I've Got Jesus (And That's Enough)
Loving Sisters - Jesus Is Enough For Me
Mighty Clouds Of Joy - I Came To Jesus
Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi - Lord You've Been Good To Me
Five Blind Boys Of Alabama - Look Where He Brought Me From
Gospel Seekers - God Is Standing By
posted by y2karl at 12:20 AM on December 4, 2006


Rev. Gary Davis - Death Don't Have No Mercy
Gospel Harmonettes - You Must Be Born Again
Mighty Clouds Of Joy - When They Ring Them Golden Bells
Jessie Mae Renfro - Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down
Furry Lewis - When I Lay My Burden Down
Goldia Hayes with the Harmonizing Four - Beams of Heaven
posted by y2karl at 12:21 AM on December 4, 2006


Faithfulaires - Woke Up This Morning
Staples Singers - It's Gonna Rain
Davis Sisters - I Believe I'll Go Back Home
Salem Travelers - The Things I Used To Do
Loving Sisters - Down On My Knees
Caravans - To Whom Shall I Turn
Gospel Harmonettes - I Won't Let Go
Staple Singers - There Will Be No More Ghetto For Me
Mahalia Jackson - A Perfect Day
Elder Michaux - Happy Am I
posted by y2karl at 12:21 AM on December 4, 2006


Selected Biographies & Websites:

Inez Andrews
The Campbell Brothers
The Caravans
The Dixie Hummingbirds
The Golden Gate Quartet
Bessie Griffin
Mahalia Jackson
Meditation Singers
Elder Michaux
The Mighty Clouds of Joy
King Louis Narcisse
The Norfleet Brothers
Dorothy Norwood
The Original Five Blind Boys of Alabama
Pilgrim Jubilee Singers
Rev. Cleophus Robinson
The Soul Stirrers
Roebuck "Pops" Staples and the Staple Singers
Supreme Angels
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
posted by y2karl at 12:22 AM on December 4, 2006


Holy fucking shit.
posted by joshuaconner at 12:22 AM on December 4, 2006


See also:

A Brief History of Anthem, Spiritual, and Gospel Music from Early Slavery to the Mid Twentieth Century

Gospel Music And The Black Consciousness

Joy Unspeakable

Rise of Pentacostalism

African-American Worship In The Pentecostal and Holiness Movements

Gods of the Metropolis: The Rise and Decline of the Black Independent Church

The Origins of African American Spiritualism

The Black Gospel Blog

Also of utility: Muslim roots of the blues
posted by y2karl at 12:22 AM on December 4, 2006


And on the ecumenical tip, there's more--

In Halal:

Sher Miandad Khan- Kalmaa Nahi Chadna
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Afreen Afreen
Sher Miandad Khan - Naseeb Mere Likh Baba
Sabri Brothers - Ya Mustafa SalleAlaa
Nusrat fateh Ali Khan - Menoo Teri Dewwani
Aziz Mian - Teri Soorat
Nusrat Fateh Ali khan - Pehli Nazar
Aziz Mian - Aasmaan Se Utaara Gayaa
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Aisi Surat Teri
Hai Agar Dushman - Hum Kissi Se Kam Nahin

See also:

Chandra and David's Qawwali Page

Origin and History of the Qawwali

*Previously on MetaFilter: Kosem's Traditional Qaawwali Performances from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
And Kosher:

Cantor Simon Cohen - Lekel Baruch
Cantor Simon Cohen - Uvenucho Yomar Yossele Rosenblatt
Cantor Yechezkel Klang - Zara Chaya
Cantor Zalman Baumgarten - Ribono Shel Olom
Rubinchik's Yiddish Ensemble - Dreydl

See also:

Chazzanut Online

The Cantors Assembly

posted by y2karl at 12:23 AM on December 4, 2006


Well, at least this means I don't have to think about what post I'm gonna write for the contest.

Good work, y2karl.
posted by armoured-ant at 12:23 AM on December 4, 2006


Hallelujah, y2karl is in the house!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:25 AM on December 4, 2006


Spirit possession

Jesus the Healer: Possession, Trance, and the Origins of Christianity

enthusiasmos

Dionysos The Mantic God
posted by y2karl at 12:29 AM on December 4, 2006


This is just great! Many thanks once again, y2karl!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:39 AM on December 4, 2006


See Matt, this is what happens when you offer prizes. People make insanely useful posts. I miss pissing elephants.
posted by allen.spaulding at 12:44 AM on December 4, 2006


y2karl, thank you. You are going to heaven.
posted by MinPin at 12:49 AM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


well done.
posted by casconed at 12:53 AM on December 4, 2006


Best Metafilter post ever!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:11 AM on December 4, 2006


Oh my god, there go my evenings this week. Fantastic stuff, y2karl, thank you!
posted by ZaphodB at 1:18 AM on December 4, 2006


I want to see your links to vintage porn, Karl.
posted by pracowity at 1:19 AM on December 4, 2006


Once again, Karl is blatantly vote whoring!

and once again his superb post makes it all worth it!
posted by Pollomacho at 1:28 AM on December 4, 2006


*gob smacked*. best. music. post. EVAR. will be stuck here all week A1111++++++ Thank You - my day job is not important enough to ignore this.
posted by adamvasco at 1:29 AM on December 4, 2006


Absolutely brilliant post. Should be required linking every time AtheistFilter rears its head.

I hope you don't get so caught up in playing with your Wii that you stop digging up stuff like this.
posted by felix betachat at 2:01 AM on December 4, 2006


what joshuaconner said!
posted by anonaccount at 2:09 AM on December 4, 2006


I might as well bring out the Johnny Cash videos floating around the tube, which I was saving up:

Redemption (with speech)
Redemption
Sunday Morning Coming Down
These Hands
No Need to Worry, with June
Johnny Depp, Iggy Pop, Bono, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Keith Richards, and the Dixie Chicks in God's Gonna Cut You Down
Drive On
Hurt, of course

from the movie
Johnny Cash: American V trailer/documentary thing
Johnny and June on the Tonight Show
Thousand Miles Behind Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, with commentary
The TNT Special

Not exactly religious, but why not...?
Might as well get the embarrassing rendition of Oklahoma Hills out of the way.
Bonanza, Fife Feet High
Big River
Home of the blues
Me and Bobby Mcgee -- "freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Doing my time
Walk the Line
Walk the Line
Get Rhythm 1982
Ring of Fire
Tennessee Stud
Jackson with June
Darlin Companion, with June
Folsom Prison
Long Legged Guitar Picking Man, with June
It Ain't Me, Babe
If I were a Carpenter
A Little Harmonica Fun
Where Did We Go Right?
Cause I Love You
Tall Lover Man
Girl of the North Country with Bob Dylan
Ghost Riders in the Sky
I walk the Line
Ghost Riders in the Sky
(more on youtube via rennert70)

And to end,
Delia's Gone
and....
Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog, with the muppets :-)
posted by honest knave at 2:47 AM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


Awesome post, Y2karl. Btw, for more on the Dionysian, read Nietzsche.
posted by honest knave at 3:13 AM on December 4, 2006


Btw, for more on the Dionysian, read Nietzsche.

This post is a birth of tragedy?
posted by Colloquial Collision at 3:19 AM on December 4, 2006


Excellent post. Thanks, y2karl!
posted by Colloquial Collision at 3:25 AM on December 4, 2006


This post doesn't get a thumbs-up until we bring on the Umm Kulthum links. No siree.
posted by mykescipark at 4:11 AM on December 4, 2006


Man, and December is only just underway; how much better than this can it get? Thanks too much, y2karl.
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:55 AM on December 4, 2006


Colloquial Collision: Possession, Suffering, the Blues, "it all coheres!"
posted by honest knave at 5:31 AM on December 4, 2006


Oooooh, I want Umm Kulthum links too! Gimme!

See, we're all spoiled now.
posted by intermod at 6:12 AM on December 4, 2006


Colloquial Collision: Possession, Suffering, the Blues, "it all coheres!"

Okay, well I guess that makes sense. Considering ancient Greek choruses were part of the plays, which were part of a religious festival honoring Dionysus.

mykescipark did you mean this Umm Kulthum?
posted by Colloquial Collision at 6:30 AM on December 4, 2006


Great great post y2karl. Nice timing too, I just read a Sam Cooke bio and have been listening to the Soul Stirrers for the last coupla weeks.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 6:36 AM on December 4, 2006


Jesus Christ on a cross.
posted by Kwine at 6:52 AM on December 4, 2006


Oh, I finally got to y2karl's last post in this thread, which ties into The Birth of Tragedy reference from honest knave's comment. So now everything makes sense.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 6:53 AM on December 4, 2006


Amazing. Thank you so much.
posted by sklero at 6:55 AM on December 4, 2006


I might as well bring out the Johnny Cash videos floating around the tube, which I was saving up:

Although I love it, I've never really been able to explore gospel as much as I'd like to. So my first thought on seeing this encyclopediac collection of links was 'I wish that there was somebody like realcountrymusic who could post a similar collection of classic white country gospel stuff'.

I did try to search for a clip of the Louvin Brothers to illustrate this, but no such look. The best I could do was The Carter Family.

Alternatively, you could have the Dresden Dolls butchering Satan is Real -- which I suspect might be preferable to Metafilter's atheist hipsters. ;)

I do miss the posts of realcountrymusic.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:55 AM on December 4, 2006


Sister Rosetta makes me believe in God.
posted by booth at 6:56 AM on December 4, 2006


felix betachat: "Absolutely brilliant post. Should be required linking every time AtheistFilter rears its head."

Agreed. I'm an atheist myself, and sometimes my rationalism blinds me, leading me to ignore the enormous amount of absolutely phenomenal art that people make as a consequence of their religious impulses.

Any phenomena that can produce the kind of music that these clips link to has got to have something good going for it -- even if that fact eludes me a lot of the time.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:02 AM on December 4, 2006


Awesome!
posted by caddis at 7:24 AM on December 4, 2006


You know, Y2karl, a Wii only costs $250 dollars.
posted by Bookhouse at 7:24 AM on December 4, 2006


I really enjoyed this, as I did y2karl's last post on cult music. Y2karl is obviously extremely knowledgeable about music (gospel or otherwise), has very expansive tastes and clearly put a lot of thought and effort into structuring this post. But, I hope this doesn't start a new meme on MeFi, where less talented people than y2k will start grouping some youtube videos together and submit them as a valid FPP.

Might make sense to think up some new jargon to try to circumvent this sort of thing? Like, don't try to do a YTubeKarl, you're just not good at it. Just a thought.
posted by psmealey at 7:26 AM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


This is delicious, y2karl! One year at a music festival, my husband and I poked our head into the "Gospel Tent" and didn't leave until the last choir was done. This music, when performed live, is a physical force. It's astonishingly powerful. I almost became a believer.
posted by jrossi4r at 7:40 AM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


See also:

Black Gospel Quartets

PopMatters - Sunday Singing: The Black Gospel Quartet

And DoveSong has a substantial mp3 library, divided into Traditional Black, Traditional Southern and Traditional Mountian and Bluegrass .
posted by y2karl at 8:20 AM on December 4, 2006


Omigod, you have *got* to get to 2:25 in the Dixie Hummingbirds "Our Prayer for Peace." They start singing about Kennedy's assassination at 1:35, but it kicks into the stratosphere at 2:25. Wow.

Anyone else want to help sort through y2karl's beautiful mess? And am I the only one who regularly wishes YouTubers would include even minimal info about the clips they post/pirate? The gospel would be spread even more if folks would mention where the clips come from.
posted by mediareport at 9:13 AM on December 4, 2006


keeerist! are you suddenly unemployed, y2karl?
posted by five fresh fish at 9:41 AM on December 4, 2006


You are on a roll my friend. Keep it up.
posted by mike_bling at 9:46 AM on December 4, 2006


Most of the clips come from various episodes of a syndicated 50s and 60s television show called TV Gospel Time, which was distributed via 16mm film prints, from which film prints, VHS and DVD copies have been made as the various technologies appeared. From the prices asked and examples posted to YouTube, these are very popular and are evidently considered extremely collectable. TV Gospel Time was hosted at one time by Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Upon review: Hardly suddenly, fff--and, actually, consider this is part of my MefiJob search. I'm in UR internets, researching yer Topix!!!111 and hoping the Lord will provide.
posted by y2karl at 9:49 AM on December 4, 2006 [1 favorite]


PS. And don't forget to Get On Down With The Stepfather of Soul!
posted by y2karl at 9:55 AM on December 4, 2006


If you find a way to make web search mastery pay, please email me details...
posted by five fresh fish at 11:01 AM on December 4, 2006


This is just...perfect.
posted by LeeJay at 11:26 AM on December 4, 2006


oh god (pun, intended)
That will kill the rest of my working day.
posted by carmina at 11:36 AM on December 4, 2006


What a blessed motherlode - thank you thank you!
posted by vers at 2:09 PM on December 4, 2006


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