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Shakin' the Rafters [Import]

Alex Bradford, The Abyssinian Baptist Choir Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (2 July 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000027JY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 430,323 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. I Want To Ride That Glory Train (Album Version) 3:350.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. You've Got To Bear The Consequence (Album Version) 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Heaven Belongs To You (If You Live Right) (Album Version) 4:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody (Album Version) 5:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. He Stays In My Room (Album Version) 8:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Sweet Jesus (Album Version) 5:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. You Can't Me Doubt Him (Album Version) 4:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. He Is Such An Understanding God (Album Version) 6:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I Can Call Him (He Always Answers Me) (Album Version) 6:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Restore Unto Me (The Joy Of The Salvation) (Previously Unreleased) 6:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Lord's Prayer (Previously Unreleased) 3:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Lord Will Make A Way (Somehow) (Previously Unreleased) 6:450.99  Buy MP3 

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If Tom Waits Likes it ... 16 Mar 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Recommended by Tom Waits and presenting a gospel choir I had never heard of I had to buy this because if Mr Waits is for it who can be against it? Nobody I could share a room with. And, when it comes to Gospel music I like mine live, kicking and loud. I was not disappointed. From the raucous joyful first track this is music that fills your listening space with a sheer love of life and, as the title suggests, shakes the rafters so much you'll find yourself looking up at the ceiling in trepidation.

In the book 'Dylan Redeemed' by Stephen H. Webb, the author asks what might come about from the tension between Rock Music and Christianity. This cd answers the question with another. 'What tension?' As someone might have said once 'Sure music can save your mortal soul'. This is an album for everyone who likes the blues, gospel, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard while remaining distinctly The Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir. Buy it.
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I've owned this recording on vinyl for over 40 years - a gem I discovered in a bin of reduced price LPs in a local record shop. It's electrifying - Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody in particular is quite extraordinary. I can see what Tom Waits meant when he called it the greatest rock and roll record ever, but the fervour and excitement the choir generates lift it - for me - to a plane beyond that.

I have to say I'm not a believer, but if anything could persuade me it might be really superb gospel singing. This choir perfectly fulfils the exhortation to 'make a joyful noise unto the Lord'!

I'm delighted to be able to replace my scratched old LP with a CD version.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a classic 29 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
Shakin' the rafters? Blowin' up the roof, morelike! 65+ minutes of a big choir (120 voices) giving all they got to a minimal accompaniment (keyboards and drums), live and direct in 1960, under Alex Bradford's direction and John Hammond's production. At one point, the Holy Spirit comes visiting and it's not even the best part of the album!
Probably the mother of all live gospel albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tom Waits was right 30 Jun 2005
By TimothyFarrell22 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
After reading Tom Wait's list of music you should hear on amazon, I decided I had to hear this album. I was expecting a lot, and I can say that my expectations were met. This was truly one of the best works of spiritual music I've heard. The choir has harmony that seems impossible considoring the fact there are 120 members! How many rehersals must this have taken? For some odd reason, nobody sings out of sync it seems. There is much passion in the delivery, these people seem to want to give it their best for the album they are cutting. Or maybe this was just an average day for them. The greatest spiritual album by far, this is certainly a must by for any fans of the genre. I wish all churches were like this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful gospel music that lives up to its title 28 Dec 1998
By Rev. Norm Evans (normanevans@usa.net) - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This gospel selection had my feet tapping, and my heart up and praising God! "Shakin the Rafters" is gospel at its best, and a must for any collection. The first four cuts are all up tempo selections, and I was especially taken with these.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Awsome Classic 11 Jan 2008
By Robert D. Proe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I love classic Black Gospel Music and have been a collector of such for more than 20 years. This CD takes me back to the time when I first attended a Holiness church. One can feel the Spirit through the songs, especially Heaven Belongs To You, Said I Wasn't Gonna tell Nobody, He Stays In My Room, and He Is Such An Understanding God. One feels the genuineness, sincerity, and soulfullness in the voices. Prof. Alex Bradford is in a class with such foundationary greats as Roberta Martin, Mahalia Jackson, Thomas Dorsey, and Clara Ward. For any serious lover of choir albums, this CD is a must for your collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect title for the perfect CD 4 Jan 2007
By carmenmiranda - Published on Amazon.com
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I agree with a previous reviewer who wished he could give it ten more stars. This CD will get you going whether you want it to or not---even my teenagers, who usually groan when I put my music on, like it. One of the other things I really like about it is what you hear after the song is over--they laugh and talk and you can tell they are having just as great a time as it seems. When I listen to this CD I feel like I've just gone to church, but I also feel like I've just been to a really good party. Can't recommend it highly enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lifts you off your seat! 18 Oct 2008
By Jujube - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Although this large choir must rehearse a lot, this album is not a studio recording. This is live church and every ounce of their joy, love and praise to God is poured into it.

If "Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody" doesn't lift you out of your seat, you should check your pulse to see if you're still alive.

The rest is a sure testimony of comfort strength and love.

The music is the best of call and response style, with ample improvisation, hand clapping and the sound of over 100 voices in full strength makes this one of my favorites.

I'm sitting and working and have this on full blast right now and can't wipe the smile off of my face.
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