It Could Have Been Me – The Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi, “Not Gonna Shut Up”



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The Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi – Not Gonna Shut Up
Audio CD Release Date: July 12, 2007
The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi are among the greatest singing groups in popular music history. Their smashing harmonies and the leads of Archie Brownlee not only influenced numerous gospel ensembles, but such secular artists as Ray Charles. Their origins date back to the ’30s, when Archie Brownlee (Brownley in some accounts), Joseph Ford, Lawrence Abrams, and Lloyd Woodard formed a quartet. They were students at the Piney Woods School near Jackson, Mississippi. They began as The Cotton Blossom Singers, and did both spiritual and secular material. The quartet sang on the school grounds in 1936, then were recorded in 1937 by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress. After graduation, they decided to become professional singers and for a time performed under dual identities; they were the Cotton Blossom Singers for popular songs and The Jackson Harmoneers for gospel. They became a quintet when Melvin Henderson joined.
When Percell Perkins replaced Henderson in the mid-’40s, they became The Five Blind Boys. Oddly, Perkins, who doubled as their manager, was not blind. They made their recording debut for Excelsior in 1946, after meeting label owner Leon Rene in Cleveland. They recorded for Coleman in 1948, the same year Joseph Ford was replaced by J.T. Clinkscales. But when they joined Don Robey’s Peacock label in 1950, the Five Blind Boys became superstars. The single “Our Father” was a Top Ten R&B hit, and they became a prolific ensemble, recording 27 singles and five albums for Peacock through the ’60s. Brownlee died in New Orleans in 1960. His riveting, chilling screams and yells were among gospel’s most amazing. Perkins left the group soon after becoming a minister. The list of replacements included Revs. Sammy Lewis and George Warren, as well as Tiny Powell. Roscoe Robinson took over for Brownlee, and was assisted by second lead Willmer Broadnax, who was also a masterful singer. The Five Blind Boys continued through the ’70s and ’80s and into the ’90s, though Woodard died in the mid-’70s, and Lawrence Abrams in 1982.
Track Listing:
1. Not Gonna Shut Up
2. It Could Have Been Me
3. Lift Him Up In Praise
4. When Praises Go Up
5. God Is Always There For You
6. Full Time Job
7. I Never Knew Happiness
8. Wait On Jesus
9. You Better Run
10. Won’t Have To Cross Jordan Alone
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Mississippi Madam: The Life of Nellie Jackson



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If you’re from Natchez, you’ve heard of Nellie, or “Nellie’s place”. Many stories have been told around the town of what she looked like, where she shopped downtown, and how she ran her business. We’re finding out that this world famous Madam had a heart of gold, an iron fist, and a cadillac.

Bad Cops in Jackson Mississippi



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These cops stood in front of our signs, they let people throw stuff at us right in front of them, the allowed people to put a tarp over the head of one of our guys. The cops threatened to arrest us for not moving and followed us all over town just bullying us. Commander James McGowan hates the law and loves lawlessness.

Martin Luther King in Jackson, Mississippi, 1968. Film 91189



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Martin Luther King. Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.A.. in June 1966, Martin Luther King, interviewed while sitting in the passenger seat of a car, comments on the decision made by a Federal District Judge in Jackson to not offer protection to blacks during a rally in Philadelphia. When asked if he can guarantee non-violent retaliation he states that he can make no guarantees but he will do everything he can.

“Watch Out!” 1.29.2017 Utica Baptist Church, Utica, Mississippi



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The morning worship service of Utica Baptist Church, Utica, Mississippi, 1.29.2017. The message by Dr. Rocky Henriques was based on Psalm 1, and was entitled, “Watch Out!”

Mississippi Church Refuses a Black Couple’s Wedding



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The predominately white First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Mississippi has refused to let two of their own church members marry in their church. Why? Because they’re black.

Mississippi Baptist All-State Youth Choir & Orchestra 2012 “Siyahamba” Final Concert



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Final Concert at First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS. Choral Director: Dr. Jamie Meaders

“Siyahamba” is a South African Hymn written in the Zulu language. “Siyahamba” means “We Are Marching”. The song says “We are marching for the Lord’s our light”, ‘We are singing for the Lord’s our light’, “We are praying for the Lord’s our light”

The Veal Brothers – From Mississippi – Christ Tabernacle Church – 4122 Prospect Ave, KCMO 64130



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The Veal Brothers – From Mississippi – Christ Tabernacle Church – 4122 Prospect Ave, KCMO 64130
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1- Crossroads
2 – I want you to meet me
3 – Feel the Spirit
4 – He’ll fix it for you

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Church Song (VHS) – The Pilgrim Jubilees,”Live From Jackson, Mississippi”



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The Pilgrim Jubilees are known affectionaltely as “The Jubes” througout the country. They are also known for their gospel music with its driving beat.

The group traces its beginning back to 1934, in Houston, Mississippi, when Elgie Graham and Willie Johnson decided to form a duet. In 1946, Theophilles Graham, Monroe Hatchett, and Leonard Brownlee were added, and The Pilgrim Jubilees were formed. These members remained intact until 1950, when the Graham family moved to Chicago, Illinois.

In the early fifties the group was reorganized buy Elgie Graham. He brought in Major Roberson, Kenneth Madden and his brothers, Cleve and Clay Graham. In 1955 Elgie decided to retire from the group, but encouraged them to continue singing God’s praises. Other than the departure of Kenneth Madden, and the arrival of Ben Chandler, the group presently remains intact.

They released their first recording on the Nashboro Record label, and received a fair amount of recognition. After many prayers and meditations, Major Roberson and Rufus Crume composed “Stretch Out”. While singing on a program in Atlanta, Georgia, they were noticed by Dave Clark, who was at Peacock-Songbird Records at the time. He recommended that Peacock sign them, and with the release of “Stretch Out”, the group received national recognition, as well as a Gold Record.

In 1979 “The Jubes”, signed with Savoy Records. During their stay, they recorded four albums entitled, “Keep on Climbing”, “Put On Your Shoes”, “Whensoever I Pray”, and “Put Your Trust In Jesus”. It was during this time that they established themselves as one of gospel’s top quartets. From these albums came such hits as “Rich Man, Poor Man”, “I’m Happy With Jesus Alone”, “Whensoever I Pray”, “Put Your Trust In Jesus”, “I’m Glad You Looked My Way”, and many others.

In 1987 they signed with Malaco Records and released “Gospel Roots”, which immediately hit the Billboard Top Forty Gospel Chart. 1988 brought the release of their second Malaco project entitled “Back to Basics”. It reached the top twenty-five on Billboard. “Family affair”, released in 1991, reached the top twenty on Billboard and Cashbox and was nominated for a Stellar Award.

‘I’m Getting Better All the Time” released in late 1992, has enjoyed extensive airplay nationally and is proving to be a favorite of gospel music lovers everywhere.

According to Pastor Naomi Durant of Baltimore Maryland, when you listen to The Jubes, you will understand endurance. For these men are legends in their own time. They have withstood the test of time.

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Civil Rights History in DeSoto County Mississippi



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Since the late 1700’s, the church has historically been a great source of inspiration for generations of African-Americans in DeSoto County, Mississippi. The church could open many doors and one of those doors was education. Hence, the creation of the Baptist Industrial College in Hernando, Mississippi. The Civil Rights movement didn’t start in DeSoto County, though it certainly became a memorable stop along the way as James Meredith was shot here while leading a freedom march from Memphis to Jackson, MS. The shot was literally heard around the world when it was featured on the cover of Life magazine.

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Barnyard (VHS) – The Pilgrim Jubilees,”Live From Jackson, Mississippi”



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The Pilgrim Jubilees are known affectionaltely as “The Jubes” througout the country. They are also known for their gospel music with its driving beat.

The group traces its beginning back to 1934, in Houston, Mississippi, when Elgie Graham and Willie Johnson decided to form a duet. In 1946, Theophilles Graham, Monroe Hatchett, and Leonard Brownlee were added, and The Pilgrim Jubilees were formed. These members remained intact until 1950, when the Graham family moved to Chicago, Illinois.

In the early fifties the group was reorganized buy Elgie Graham. He brought in Major Roberson, Kenneth Madden and his brothers, Cleve and Clay Graham. In 1955 Elgie decided to retire from the group, but encouraged them to continue singing God’s praises. Other than the departure of Kenneth Madden, and the arrival of Ben Chandler, the group presently remains intact.

They released their first recording on the Nashboro Record label, and received a fair amount of recognition. After many prayers and meditations, Major Roberson and Rufus Crume composed “Stretch Out”. While singing on a program in Atlanta, Georgia, they were noticed by Dave Clark, who was at Peacock-Songbird Records at the time. He recommended that Peacock sign them, and with the release of “Stretch Out”, the group received national recognition, as well as a Gold Record.

In 1979 “The Jubes”, signed with Savoy Records. During their stay, they recorded four albums entitled, “Keep on Climbing”, “Put On Your Shoes”, “Whensoever I Pray”, and “Put Your Trust In Jesus”. It was during this time that they established themselves as one of gospel’s top quartets. From these albums came such hits as “Rich Man, Poor Man”, “I’m Happy With Jesus Alone”, “Whensoever I Pray”, “Put Your Trust In Jesus”, “I’m Glad You Looked My Way”, and many others.

In 1987 they signed with Malaco Records and released “Gospel Roots”, which immediately hit the Billboard Top Forty Gospel Chart. 1988 brought the release of their second Malaco project entitled “Back to Basics”. It reached the top twenty-five on Billboard. “Family affair”, released in 1991, reached the top twenty on Billboard and Cashbox and was nominated for a Stellar Award.

‘I’m Getting Better All the Time” released in late 1992, has enjoyed extensive airplay nationally and is proving to be a favorite of gospel music lovers everywhere.

According to Pastor Naomi Durant of Baltimore Maryland, when you listen to The Jubes, you will understand endurance. For these men are legends in their own time. They have withstood the test of time.

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