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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Aretha Franklin 1956....The recordings from New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit

Recorded at The New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan in 1956.  Here is the collection of recordings (originally recorded for the JVB label) made by Aretha Franklin as a teenager in her father's church in Detroit. A rare view of Aretha Franklin's early years as a gospel singer. 

She was only 14 years old when she sang these were recorded.

1. There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood
2. Precious Lord (Take My Hand-Part One)
3. Precious Lord (Take My Hand-Part Two)
4. You Grow Closer
5. Never Grow Old
6. The Day Is Past And Gone
7. He Will Wash You White As Snow
8. While the Blood Runs Warm
9. Yield Not To Temptation


  1. Coming in really late to say "HOLY COW!" This is a great find! Bless ya, bless ya, bless ya. And now... to go wander around the site some more.

  2. Glad you like :) I hadn't seen it posted anywhere else, and figured it should be up somewhere.