Reverend J.M. Gates
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Death's Black Train Is Coming
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Tell Me How Did You Feel? (6934)
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Devil In A Flying Machine (Album Version)
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Kinky Hair Is No Disgrace (Album Version)
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Baptist World Alliance In Atlanta, Georgia

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The Baptist preacher J.M. Gates was one of the most prolifically recorded black artists of the early 20th century, with over 200 sides on wax between the mid-'20s and his death in 1940 (he once recorded 23 titles in a week, at just two sessions). His sermons and musical numbers appeared on a variety of labels (Victor, Bluebird, Okeh, Gennett), though Gates often re-recorded his most popular sermons -- "Death's Black Train Is Coming," "Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting," "Goin' to Die ... Read more

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