They didn't call Brother Joe May (1912-1972) "the Thunderbolt of the Middle West" for nothing. "He has the most powerful and dynamic range of any male singer I ever heard," Specialty Records owner Art Rupe commented in 1954. This collection of 27 May performances (10 previously unissued) includes such classic solo hits as "Search Me Lord," "I'm Gonna Live the Life I Sing About in My Song," and "Precious Lord," as well as stirring meetings with Sister Wynona Carr; Cora Martin, and the Sallie Martin Singers; the Pilgrim Travelers, and his daughter Annette. "Someday," Rupe stated, "his records will be collected like Caruso and Bessie Smith records."
with the Sallie Martin Singers, Sister Wynona Carr, the Pilgrim Travelers, Annette May