From the Guitar Evangelists (1928 - 1951): The Complete Recorded Works Of Blind Benny Paris And Wife, Rev I.B. Ware With Wife And Son, Blind Willie Harris, Eddie Head And His Family, Mother McCollum, Dennis Crumpton and Robert Summers, Sister Matthews, Rev Charles White, Willie Mae Williams, Brother Willie Eason, Sister Elizabeth Phillips Recorded in 1949, Philadelphia, PA "Willie Mae Williams accompanies herself with adept and precise slide guitar on Don't Want To Go There and Where The Sun Never Goes Down, in the meantime cleaving to older principles..." ~ Ken Romanowski (from the liner notes)
Sister O.M. Terrell's one session for Columbia, in Nashville in 1953, resulted in six tracks. An itinerant black evangelist singer with holiness roots, Sister Terrell came to the attention of Columbia through the efforts of Robert T. Christie and Lauren Moore, managers at radio station WPAL in Charleston, South Carolina. Terrell had come to the station, and for a period was doing a regular live radio show on Sundays at the station. She was born OLA MAE LONG, in Atlanta, GA., on August 18, 1911
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Rev. Edward W. Clayborn the Guitar Evangelist, singing blues gospel.
Willie Eason (St. Petersburg) was a pioneering figure in the African American "Sacred Steel" guitar tradition of the House of God, Keith Dominion Holiness-Pentecostal churches. He influenced dozens of musicians and inspired many to play the steel guitar for worship services in nearly 200 House of God churches found in more than two dozen states. Florida is home to more than 40 House of God churches, more than any other state.