Urban Holiness Service

Urban Holiness Service

Elder Charles D. Beck FW08901 / FR 8901

“No use letting the Devil have all the good tunes” proclaims Elder Charles Beck, pastor of the Way of the Cross Church of God in Christ, in Buffalo, NY. Playing trumpet, vibes, and drums, Elder Beck presides over a lively service filled with hymns, gospel songs, shouts, sermonizing, and prayer. Organ, piano, and tambourines, along with guest performers, also enliven the proceedings.

William H. Tallmadge, professor at the State University of New York in Buffalo, recorded the service on December 30–31, 1956, and wrote the liner notes, emphasizing the links of Holiness services to African religious practice.

Year Released 1957
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1957 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Gospel
Country(s) United States
Instrument(s) Bongo; Organ (Musical instrument); Piano; Tambourine (Drum); Trumpet; Vibraphone
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Gospel music

Download Liner Notes

101 Statements By Elder Beck Elder Charles D. Beck 1:22
102 Don't You See Elder Charles D. Beck 7:05
103 Drive Old Satan Away, Lord Elder Charles D. Beck 12:54
104 Walk in the Light-Statements by Elder Beck / Job Elder Charles D. Beck and Sister Goldia Haynes 8:30
105 Statement by David Beck David Beck 0:39
106 Let the Chuch Say Amen Elder Charles D. Beck 1:16
107 I Know the Lord, He Laid His Hands On Me The Heavenly Gospel Singers 3:04
108 Search Me Lord Brother Raymond Corbin 2:09
109 I'm a Soldier Elder Charles D. Beck 6:08
110 Satisfied Elder Charles D. Beck 1:12
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