The Soundtrack of that Old Time Religion

Since May 2001, Bob Marovich has hosted Gospel Memories, a one-hour program of classic gospel, spiritual, and jubilee music from the 1890s through the 1980s. Past guests of the show include Rev. Claude Jeter of the Swan Silvertones, Margaret Allison of the Angelic Gospel Singers, Lorenza Brown Porter of the Argo Singers, Pastor Shirley Caesar, and Etta James. The show airs every Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. Central Time on WLUW 88.7 FM in Chicago. You can listen live at or via podcast at


10am – 11am Central

wlum 88.7 fm
July 13, 2024

Episode Description

Guest Anthony Heilbut (The Gospel Sound) discusses the life and legacy of the late singer and actor Ella Mitchell, who gospel fans will know best as a member of the Gospel All Stars. Find out Ella’s connection with such artists as Brother John Sellers, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Rev. James Cleveland, and Alicia Keys.


I need Jesus – James Cleveland & Gospel All Stars (Holy Hour)

God’s got a television – Prof. Charles Taylor & Gospel All Stars (Tuxedo)

The bells – Prof. Charles Taylor & Gospel All Stars (Tuxedo)

By and by (pt. I) – Davis Sisters feat. Imogene Greene (Gotham)

Every now and then – Gospel All Stars (Apollo)

That’s why I love him so – Gospel All Stars (Apollo)

There’s something about the Lord mighty sweet – Rev. J.M. Gates feat. Clara Hudmon (Victor/Document)

Brother Moses – Ella Mitchell & Howard Roberts Chorale (RCA Victor)

You sing on – Brother John Sellers (Cincinnati)

This train – Sis. Rosetta Tharpe & Gospel All Stars (Verve)

Trouble so hard – Marion Williams (Spirit Feel)