IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN the history and development of great American music then I invite you all to pop on over to Down In the Flood, my podcast, for the newest episode devoted to the great R.H. Harris, lead singer of the Soul Stirrers gospel quartet from 1938-1951.
I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't know Harris, his best and most important records of the 1940s have never been widely available, and, since the 1950s haven't been widely heard. But by bringing sanctified congregational and country blues sings styles into the formal world of gospel quartets Harris essentially invented soul music and influenced every singer who heard him during those formative years.
He's also my favorite singer of all time. You can download the episode directly in MP3 format here. Or add Down in the Flood to your podcast aggregator here. Or pop over to the website as I mentioned above.
Thanks for checking it out. And if you dig it, tell your friends.