Saturday, December 29, 2007

Portrait. Reverend J.M. Gates

The spirited Reverend J.M. Gates.

"Uhh I want to talk to you about..."

Reverend J.M. Gates was the pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Rock Dale Park, Atlanta, Georgia from 1914 - 1941. His sermons fervently move in and out of discussion and song to cover topics of vanity, hardship, modern evils (well...his idea of modern evils, such as mannish woman, flying machines, chain stores, etc.), and of course the bible and Jesus.

Are You Bound for Heaven or Hell? is a collection of Gates' best and most famous sermons. These sermons are truly amazing, and I have yet to find any recordings that approach them. (If anyone has his Complete Recorded Works and is willing to share or trade then please let me know.)
Are You Bound for Heaven or Hell? (mp3 @ 192kbps) can be downloaded in its entirety here [link]

review at PopMatters [link]
allmusic [link]
used on Amazon for very cheap [link]

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