New Year, New YOU, More Gospel Memories!

Tune to 88.7 WLUW Chicago this Sunday morning, January 4, from 3:00 to 7:30 a.m. Central Time

for the monthly live broadcast of “Gospel Memories” – the soundtrack to That Old Time Religion.

Not in Chicago? No problem. Visit, click the Listen Live button, and enjoy “Gospel Memories” from wherever you are!

Highlights of the January 4 Broadcast:

Benediction: “The Lord’s Prayer”:
Historic 1925 recording of Prof. J. Wesley Jones and the Metropolitan Community Chorus, the classical music stars of pre-gospel black Chicago, featuring a recitation by the church’s founder, Rev. W.D. Cook. Gospel choir pioneer Magnolia Lewis Butts is very possibly on this recording.

RIP: Odetta Holmes Gordon (photo above, circa 1960) – folksinger, balladeer, spirituals singer, Civil Rights activist – hear some of her performances of spirituals from the early 1960s.

Songs from a live performance of Chicago’s Apostolic Church of God Sanctuary Choir w/the Chicago Sinfonietta at Orchestra Hall, 1995.

Preacher Feature:
“Wise Head, Foolish Heart” – Rev. Eugene Cochran, Pastor – Philadelphia MB Church (Memphis, TN – 1971)

Recordings by classic artists such as:

Swan Mellarks (photo right – a tribute to Mahalia Jackson)
R.L. Knowles
Soul Stirrers
Cotton Brothers (a special New Year’s song)
Cassietta George
Evelyn Gay
Rev. Ford Washington McGee & Congregation (1930)
Harmonizing Four
Gospel Troubadours
Pilgrim Jubilee Singers
Elder James Lenox
St. Paul Baptist Church Choir “Echoes of Eden”
Original Church of God in Christ Radio Choir – featuring a young Rance Allen
Delores Chandler and the Chandlerettes
“Chicago’s own” Mel-tones
…and much more!

So tune in and turn on to “Gospel Memories”…it’s radio-therapy!


Studio line: (773) 508-WLUW.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

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