[4] The Abyssinian Baptist Choir – Shakin’ The Rafters

4 Dec

Throughout December I am going to revisit the first months of this journey, taking time at the end of this year to remember where I’ve been and what I’ve heard.

. . . To Hear Before I Blog

After 3 great recordings in a row, our first swing and a miss?

My brother pens an engrossing blog on books and reading.  Over 60-odd posts, I have noticed something interesting about his reviews.   The positive ones – where he explains what it is he sees in this obscure tome, or that overhyped bestseller – are more enjoyable to read than his posts detailing why he felt his time could have been better spent than on this particular work.

When I mentioned this to him, he acknowlegded that he felt the same, almost like he was cheating his readers, but that he had noticed something *even more* interesting.

Negative reviews get more hits and more comments.

Let’s hope that’s the case here so the time I spent listening to Shakin’ the Rafters isn’t a complete bust.


I like gospel music well enough.  I’m very much looking forward to the Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Johnny…

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One Response to “[4] The Abyssinian Baptist Choir – Shakin’ The Rafters”


  1. [159] The Caravans – The Best of The Caravans | . . . To Hear Before I Blog - April 29, 2016

    […] than anything, these songs confirm that I was correct in my assessment of The Abyssinian Baptist Choir way back near the start of this journey.  The Caravans clearly illustrate how Gospel should sound […]

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