D-Vine Spirituals Records Story - Volumes 1 & 2
D-Vine Spirituals Records Story - Volumes 1 & 2 D-Vine Spirituals Records Story - Volumes 1 & 2

D-Vine Spirituals Records Story - Volumes 1 & 2

Various Artists
In 1970, while the United States was recovering from the tumultuous unrest of the sixties and Southern segregationist George Wallace was between bids for the presidency, a young black preacher and an aging hillbilly bandleader struck up a friendship in a coffee shop in downtown Memphis. For the next decade and a half, record producer Juan D. Shipp and studio engineer Clyde Leoppard embarked on a musical journey that produced some of the most stirring sacred soul music ever laid to tape. Behold the story of Shipp's D-Vine Spirituals record label, told here for the very first time since it's 45 RPM glory days, and see if you don't agree with the original company motto: "D-Vine Is Gospel."
Volume 1 Tracklist
I Heard the Voice - Elizabeth King & The Gospel Souls
I'm a Soldier in God's Army - The Southern Sons
One River to Cross - The Seven Brothers
I'm Going Home - The Gospelaires
Take Me by the Hand - The Heavenly Stars
Look at Your Life - Evelyn Taylor
You Got to Live the Life - The Supreme Travelers
God's Going to Blow out the Sun - Elder Ward & The Gospel Four
Memories - The Spiritual Stars of Kansas City, Missouri
I Feel Like Flying Away - The Joy of Memphis
The Reason I Love Him - The Kingdom Airs
Where You Gonna Run? - The D-Vine Spiritualettes
The Devil Don't Like It - The Gospel Four
When I Looked - The Traveling Stars

Volume 2 Tracklist
It's a Shame How This World Has Changed - The Gospel Wymics
Something That You Can Do - The Spiritual Wonders
Stand by Me - The M&N Singers
My Time Ain't Long - The Shaw Singers
I Know I've Been Changed - Sister Jessie M. Sherley
Jesus, He's a Miracle Worker - The Gospel Six of Tunica, Mississippi
Ring Them Golden Bells - The Southern Aires
A Change is Gonna Come - Elder Ward & The Gospel Four
The Lord's Prayer - The Dynamic Hughes Singers
I'm a Pilgrim - The Pure Heart Travelers
Never Grow Old - The Exciting Legion Aires
So Hard to Say Goodbye - The Jackson Golden Airs
I Got Jesus - The Angelic Five
I've Got to Tell It - The Southern Bells