Elder J E Burch, Rev Beaumont - Elder J E Burch & Rev Beaumont 1927-1929 Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order

Published Wednesday 18th June 2008
Elder J E Burch, Rev Beaumont - Elder J E Burch & Rev Beaumont 1927-1929 Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order
Elder J E Burch, Rev Beaumont - Elder J E Burch & Rev Beaumont 1927-1929 Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 21387-11943
LABEL: Document DOCD5329
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The preachers on this compilation display two contrasting styles of black American preaching and worship during the heyday of recording of this type of material in the late '20s/early '30s. Elder J E Burch, who recorded the 11 tracks in Atlanta, Georgia in October 1927, belonged to one of the denominations commonly known as "holiness" or "sanctified" churches. Elder Burch, like other holiness preachers, used the device of taking sharp, inward gulps of air at the end of every line. This lends urgency to his delivery though those not used to it might find it a strange, religious affectation. Each message begins with some singing accompanied by guitar, snare and bass drum and one or two tambourines with his congregation giving ragged but enthusiastic renditions of the hymns. Rev Beaumont, who recorded the 11 tracks here in New York in March and April 1929, adopts a "downhome" preaching style suggesting an origin much further south than the big apple. The subjects of his messages - the story of Job, Jesus healing the blind man, the resurrection of Christ, Jonah and the whale - are told in dramatic fashion though there is little attempt to relate the Bible stories to contemporary life. Neither of these preachers were in the same class as Rev Gates et al but it's still interesting to hear them today.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. God's Dwelling Place [Listen]
2. Baptism By Water, And Baptism By The Holy GHOST [Listen]
3. Will You Obey God- [Listen]
4. The Church And The Kingdom Come (Take 1) [Listen]
5. The Church And The Kingdom Come (Take 2) [Listen]
6. Wash You,Make You Clean (Take 1) [Listen]
7. Wash You,Make You Clean (Take 2) [Listen]
8. LIfe And Death [Listen]
9. The Prayer Service [Listen]
10. Love Is My Wonderful Song [Listen]
11. My Heart Keeps Singing [Listen]
12. Noah Built The Ark - (Part 1) [Listen]
13. Noah Built The Ark - (Part 2) [Listen]
14. Crossing The Red Sea [Listen]
15. God Met The Devil At The Church [Listen]
16. The Blind Man [Listen]
17. He Is Risen [Listen]
18. Lazarus Raised From The Dead [Listen]
19. Wake Up [Listen]
20. God Will Provide [Listen]
21. Speak, Lord, Thy Servant Heareth [Listen]
22. In Hell He Lifted Up His Eyes [Listen]

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