Various Artists

Various Artists

Give Me My Flowers: Nashboro Records Compilation Album

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Release Date: 07/13/2018
Format: LP
Label: Third Man Records
Release type:  180 Gram Vinyl LP Release

Founded in 1951 by independent record store owner and radio show promoter Ernie Young, Nashville, TN's Nashboro Records recorded some of the most potent and forceful gospel music of the time period. Although initially begun in response to overwhelming demand for gospel locally, Nashboro quickly became nationally applauded for it's curatorial prowess (under the guidance of Rev. Dr. Morgan Babb of the Radio Four) and signature production style. The lightly-reverbed, clear sound of a Nashboro record is unmistakable. Give Me My Flowers is a compilation of some of the finest cuts released by Nashboro Records, many of which have not been previously reissued. It kicks off with a total banger, The Hightower Brothers' 'Until He Comes,' which would have made an amazing cover song for Spacemen 3. Iola and Sullivan Pugh, also known as The Consolers, top off the A-side of the compilation with the intensely potent namesake track, 'Give Me My Flowers'. A final highlight is 'Almighty God' from Sister Pope and the Pearly Gates; dare you to get it out of your head after you hear the chorus even once. Not only are the featured artists endlessly skilled at their craft, their songs are absolutely explosive. This is the opposite of indifference or irony; there is a mission here, steeped in a full-heartedness that can only be derived from selfless devotion. Additionally, the songs featured on Give Me My Flowers are representative of a far too overlooked and important chapter in Nashville's music history. These musicians, store employees and businesspeople played a critical role in building the infrastructure for independent music to flourish in their city. Naturally, it is a cornerstone in Third Man's long-term mission to support and highlight the complete music histories of Tennessee and Michigan, from the most rightfully revered to the most critically under-represented.

  1. The Hightower Brothers - Until He Comes
  2. The Angelic Gospel Singers - Touch Me Lord Jesus
  3. Radio Four - I Received My Blessings
  4. Little Johnny Jones And The Little Jones Singers - Just One Step
  5. Bonita Cantrell - Why Not Today
  6. The Trumpeteers - Seven Angels
  7. Dixie Nightingales - I Would Not Be A Sinner
  8. The Consolers - Give Me My Flowers
  9. Edna Gallmon Cooke - Stop Gambler
  10. Swanee Quintet - Sit Down Servant
  11. The Skylarks - Jesus Keeps Me Alive
  12. Sister Pope And The Pearly Gates - Almighty God
  13. Southern Echoes Singers - When Jesus Says Come Home
  14. Supreme Angels - Rest From My Labor
  15. Holmes Sisters - Son Of Man
  16. Gospel Song Birds - When They Ring Them Golden Bells

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