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Urban Holiness Service

Urban Holiness Service

“No use letting the Devil have all the good tunes” proclaims Elder Charles Beck, pastor of the Way of the Cross Church of God in Christ, in Buffalo, NY. Playing trumpet, vibes, and drums, Elder Beck presides over a lively service filled with hymns, gospel songs, shouts, sermonizing, and prayer. Organ, piano, and tambourines, along with guest performers, also enliven the proceedings.

William H. Tallmadge, professor at the State University of New York in Buffalo, recorded the service on December 30–31, 1956, and wrote the liner notes, emphasizing the links of Holiness services to African religious practice.

Track Listing

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Statements By Elder Beck Elder Charles D. Beck 1:22
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Don't You See Elder Charles D. Beck 7:05
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Drive Old Satan Away, Lord Elder Charles D. Beck 12:54
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Walk in the Light-Statements by Elder Beck / Job Elder Charles D. Beck and Sister Goldia Haynes 8:30
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Statement by David Beck David Beck 0:39
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Let the Chuch Say Amen Elder Charles D. Beck 1:16
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I Know the Lord, He Laid His Hands On Me The Heavenly Gospel Singers 3:04
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Search Me Lord Brother Raymond Corbin 2:09
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I'm a Soldier Elder Charles D. Beck 6:08
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Satisfied Elder Charles D. Beck 1:12
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