If you're up late tonight (well, early tomorrow, Sunday, July 2, from 3:30-7:30 a.m. CST), tune in to wluw.org for Bob Marovich's monthly Gospel Memories broadcast. Here, from an e-mail Bob sends out to listeners, are some highlights from tomorrow's broadcast:
"-- In Loving Memory of Billy Preston, who passed away last month. Billy may be known as "The Fifth Beatle," but he started in gospel (his mother was an accomplished singer) and showed the world just how much a Hammond Organ could sing and shout. We'll hear examples of Billy soloing as well as accompanying the likes of James Cleveland and the Angelic Choir, and Bessie Griffin and the Gospel Pearls.
-- Pioneer gospel artists such as the Mighty Clouds of Joy and Bethlehem Baptist Church Choir covering patriotic songs to celebrate America's July Fourth.
-- Polk Miller and the Old South Quartette: Cylinders from this very early integrated vocal group courtesy of the amazing University of California - Santa Barbara Cylinder Digitization Project."
There's so much more, so tune in to the live broadcast.