Oct 21, 2020
RICH & JOHNNY KNOWLES RECORDING, Co MIX 1964 DETROIT : RUGGED BLUES & GOSPEL GRIT https://www.mixcloud.com/john-olson2/rich-johnnys-inzane-michigan-mix-knowles-recording-co-1964-68/
Jackson with Wm. P. Hensley "99.5 Won't Do"
Victory Five "Please,Lord"
Victory Five "By And By"
Starks And His Boys "I'm The One"
Bro. Will Hairston (The Hurricane Of Motor City) "March On To Montgomery"
Bro. Will Hairston & Washboard Wille "Alabama Bus"
Dixie Airs "Untitled Live"
Will Hairston (November 22, 1919 – March 17, 1988) was an American
gospel singer and preacher in Detroit, Michigan, called "The
Hurricane of the Motor City" and known for his "startlingly
socially conscious" songs of protest in the 1950s and 1960s during
the Civil Rights Movement.
In 1956, Hairston wrote and recorded "The Alabama Bus" for Detroit record store owner Joe Von Battle's J.V.B. label. With Washboard Willie on percussion, the song describes and chronicles the Montgomery bus boycott that followed Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat to a white man. Hairston's recording, described as "emotional" and "gripping", was the first to reference by name Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The recording and his later releases were issued on the Knowles record label in Detroit, and were personally sold by Hairston himself.