Marie Knight - Gospel Train The Marie Knight Story, 1946-1962
Cat. no: JASMCD3225
Release Date: 01 Oct 2021
This compilation traces Marie Knight’s musical journey from mainstream 1940s Gospel, through mid-50s R&B, to early 60s embryonic Soul, across ten different record labels.
Knight started out as a Gospel singer in the early 1940s, recording with several renowned groups, before teaming up with the mighty Sister Rosetta Tharpe, with whom she worked extensively until the mid-50s. Their body of work together included releases like ‘Precious Memories’, ‘Up Above My Head’ and ‘My Journey To The Sky’, which are among Tharpe’s highest acclaimed work.
Under her own steam she cut sides like ‘I’ll Let Nothin’ Separate Me From The Lord’, ‘Gospel Train’ (which made the R&B Top 10), ‘Satisfied With Jesus’ and the bluesy ‘I Just Can’t Keep From Cryin’, before switching to secular music with releases like ‘Tell Me Why’, ‘Grasshopper Baby’ and ‘Look At Me’.
Her outstanding R&B/Soul sides were the wild ‘I Thought I Told You Not To Tell Them’, ‘I Can’t Sit Down’ (a duet with Rex Garvin), ‘Come Tomorrow’, which would be successfully revived by Manfred Mann in the mid-60s and ‘Come On Baby (Hold My Hand)’.
Tracks: I’ll Let Nothin’ Separate Me From The Lord [with The Sunset Four] / Precious Memories [with Sister Rosetta Tharpe & The Sam Price Trio] / Up Above My Head (I Hear Music In The Air) [with Sister Rosetta Tharpe & The Sam Price Trio] / My Journey To The Sky [with Sister Rosetta Tharpe & The Sam Price Trio] / Gospel Train [with The Dependable Boys & The Sam Price Trio] / Satisfied with Jesus [with The Sensational Nightingales] / I Just Can’t Keep From Cryin’ / This Old Soul Of Mine / Sing And Shout [with Sister Rosetta Tharpe] / Trouble In Mind [with The Sam Price Trio] / Stand The Storm [with Sister Rosetta Tharpe] / Who Rolled The Stone Away [with The Sam Price Trio] / Tell Me Why [with The Griffins] / As Long As I Love [with The Griffins] / Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord [with The Millernaires] / Stand By Me [with The Millernaires] / Grasshopper Baby / Look At Me / I’m The Little Fooler [with Howard Biggs & His Orch] / I Thought I Told You Not To Tell Them [with The Teacho Wiltshire Orchestra] / September Song [with The Teacho Wiltshire Orchestra] / I Can’t Sit Down [with Rex Garvin] / Miracles / Hope You Won’t Hold It Against Me / To Be Loved By You / Come Tomorrow / Nothing In The World / Come On Baby (Hold My Hand) / What Kind Of A Fool (Do You Think I Am) / I Was Born Again / I Don’t Wanna Walk Alone
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