Sunday, April 29, 2007

Sweepin' With The Caravans!

The Caravans - I Won't Be Back

Today's selection is not particularly rare for any one with a decent exposure to gospel music. The Caravans were one of gospel's leading female groups, and for good reason: the group was a veritable "who's who" of gospel, whose lineup included gospel legends Albertina Walker, Inez Andrews, Dorothy Norwood, Cassietta George and Shirley Caesar, and a young James Cleveland worked with the group as pianist and arranger! Today's selection was an early '60s single for the Gospel label, and it was one of Shirley Caesar's first signature songs. Please forgive the scratchy record from whence the MP3 came; focus instead on the rushing tempo, Caesar's great lead and the neat arrangement. You won't be able to sit still on this one!


soulpeeps said...

Wait a minute!!!
Let me get my knee high stockings and roll one leg down and my orthopedic shoes with the bunion toe cut out (thems' my "shoutin' shoes"!).

The DoorKeeper said...

Wonderful! Standing on the sideboard here ":~)