An incredible collection of gospel material from the Nashboro label – easily one of the most important American companies to document the rise and changes in gospel during the postwar years – but one that's never been given a showcase like this before! The folks at Tompkins Square have always done wonderful work with smaller sources and more individual personalities – but they really knock it out of the park with this hefty
dig through the Nashboro catalog – a treasure trove of 80 rare tracks that come mostly from the crucial 50s and 60s years of the label, supported with detailed liner notes that really get at the quality of the music! Nashboro never tried to water things down at all – and, if anything, they always had an ear for letting the most personal message in the music come forth – especially with the smaller group and individual recordings on the set. We'll bet you've not got most of this work in your collection – and titles include tunes by Brother Joe May, The Spiritual Five, Sister Emma Tucker, Bonita Cantrell, Maggie Ingram, Harmonizing Five, The CBS Trumpeters, Southern Echoes, Travelin Echoes, Sullivan Pugh, The Radio Four, Swanee Quartet, Rock Island Singers, Sister Lucille Barbee, and many many others. Great LP-sized package, too!
(Packaged in a nice gatefold LP sleeve.)