Vintage gospel box set receives ecstatic review in Mojo magazine.

WHAT IS possibly the most comprehensive reissue package ever dedicated to gospel music has received a rave (five star) review in Mojo magazine. The box set 'Goodbye Babylon' pulls together 135 examples of rural American gospel music on five CDs, with a sixth devoted to recorded sermons. The earliest recordings date back to 1902 with the most recent stemming from 1960. The project, released by Dust-To-Digital/Cargo, features giants of gospel music: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson, The Golden Gate Quartet, Arizona Dranes, Thomas A Dorsey and country music: Hank Williams, the Carter Family, Flatt & Scruggs, Uncle Bill Macon, Bill Monroe. Wrote reviewer Charles Shaar Murray, "The divine passions have inspired art which can delight or overwhelm those who may not share the artists' specifics of belief but who can still respond to the spiritual and to the intensity of feeling thereby generated. I have no doubt that most of the performers assembled on this record (and even more of those who bought their 78s or filled their churches) would consider this writer, and many of this magazine's readers, to be hopeless sinners, mired in a swamp of wickedness, indulgence and outright blasphemy." CR

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