Traditional Gospel Hymns
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(48 customer reviews)
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
PLEASANTLY SURPRISED, May 19, 2011
Mark Michener (LaCrosse, WI) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Traditional Gospel Hymns (MP3 Music)I glanced at the cover of the album in this week's free offerings from Amazon, and almost "blew it off."
But since I like a little Gospel here and there, I decided to give the samples a listen. WOW! There's some GOOD STUFF on this one!
One of the artists is SAVAE - the San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble. 8 of the 15 tracks are theirs, all acapella. VERY nice.
Ben Bowen King (5 of the 15) is apparently also a San Antonio "local." It's solo guitar work with a definite "Windham Hill" flavor, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's precision guitar work with FEELING, no doubt about it!
Finally, there are 2 tunes by Gaelic Strings. "New Age-y", too? Sure... but, again, what's wrong with THAT?! Besides, you don't often hear "new agers" doing traditional gospel very often, do you?!
All-in-all this is a very good album. And it's WELL-recorded - at LEAST as good, if not better, than a LOT of the hyper-compressed MP3's out there. It's...Read more
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Traditional Gospel -- The Way It Should Be Done, May 23, 2011
Music Guy - See all my reviews
This review is from: Traditional Gospel Hymns (MP3 Music)This is a highly-listenable "sampler" of the traditional gospel songs many of us sing every Sunday. The standout tunes are the vocals by SAVAE -- just click on #1 "Amazing Grace." It's hard not to get those "good" chills. All of their hymns are acapella -- there's nothing that can match this unique sound. And as these folks are always in tune.
There are also a lot of great guitar instrumentals of such standards as "I Love To Tell The Story" and "What A Friend We Have in Jesus." It's clean steel-string guitar -- the sort of tunes you'd like to hear during the offertory. And who can fight with the price on this sampler!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Can't believe I got this album for free!, June 21, 2011
Agnes Newcomer (Loganville, GA, US) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Traditional Gospel Hymns (MP3 Music)'Traditional Gospel Hymns" is a really beautiful collection of old-time hymns with lovely harmonies. It is the perfect music for relaxing with a cold drink on a hot summer's evening. Instant serenity! Thank you Amazon!