Shanachie Records

Album Review

Born to Sing the Gospel returns Marion Williams to her home church, Philadelphia's B.M. Oakley Memorial Church of God in Christ; the material is engagingly varied, spanning from the bluesy original "Sometimes I Ring Up Heaven" to the traditional title track to the medley of the classics "Christ Is All" and "Jesus Is All." Though in fine form throughout, Williams hits her peak on "Death in the Morning," her delivery charged with all of the raw power of a field recording. [Shanachie's CD reissue appends five tracks not included on the original LP.]
Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. We Shall Be Changed
  2. Standing Here Wondering Which Way to Go
  3. Ain't That Just Like Him
  4. Packin' Up
  5. I've Come So Far
  6. Sometimes I Ring up Heaven
  7. Christ Is All/Jesus Is All
  8. Must I Be to Judgement Brought
  9. I Shall Know Him
  10. Cool Down Yonder
  11. Born to Sing the Gospel
  12. Death in the Morning
  13. The Lifeboat Is Coming
  14. I'm on My Way Home
  15. Heaven in My View
  16. Sow Righteous Seeds
  17. If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again
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