Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Sunday Gospel Time!



Madame Edna Gallmon Cooke - The Hammer Rings

Today's selection is one of my favorite Easter-themed gospel recordings. Madame Cooke takes the listener to the foot of the cross and mournfully tells the story of the Crucifixion. Her melismatic delivery worries almost every single note of the song, and the background singers add to the atmosphere of the song. It's powerful stuff.

2 comments:

archer said...

could you please fix this link? i heard it initially, couldn't get it off my mind, came back and it was dead.

The Stepfather of Soul said...

Email me privately and I'll send the MP3 to you.