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2LP – Black Vinyl
The second of three volumes surveying surely the mightiest Gospel label of them all. Sublime crossings of gospel with the soul, funk and jazz of the Black Power era. Twenty rapturous cuts dot dazzlingly between Muscle Shoals soul, screwed breakbeat, Mizells-style fusion, disco and proto-house. Triumphant re-workings of Sly Stone, Donny Hathaway and Herbie Hancocks Head Hunters will have listeners throwing their pew cushions into the air. Drawn from hard-to-find 45s and LPs, hardly any of these recordings have been reissued since their first release. Presented in a gatefold sleeve, with full-size booklet; beautifully designed, with stunning, rare photographs and original Savoy artwork. Sound restoration and mastering at Abbey Road; pressed at Pallas. Co-curated by Greg Belson, compiler of Divine Disco; with deep, extensive notes by Robert Marovich, author of A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music (University of Illinois), and host of the award-winning radio show Gospel Memories.
LP 1: The Artistic Sounds – Give It Up / The Holy Lights of Baltimore, MD – I’ll Be Satisfied / The Swan Silvertones – Trust iI God / Gene Martin – A Little Bit Of Faith / Myrna Summers – Have A Talk With God / James Cleveland And The Southern California Community Choir – I Want To Thank You Master / Betty Hollins – What A Time (When All God’s Children Get Together) / The MetroTones – Get Together / The World Wonders – He Made A Way / The Brooklyn Skyways – Dark Clouds / Sister Ida Maxey – Do Lord
LP 2: The Thornes Trio – You Don’t Love God / Mildred Clark And The Melody-Aires – Hold On, I’m Coming / The Highway Q.C.s – If You Fail, Try Again / The Gospelaires Of Dayton, Ohio – What Will Tomorrow Bring / The Holy Lights Of Baltimore, MD – Keep On Singing / The Exciting Supreme Highlights – Drowning In The Sea of Sin / James Moore – I Thank You Master / Prof. Charles Taylor AndThe Charles Taylor Singers – Been Good To Me / The Brockington Ensemble -God Is God (He Won’t Change)
LABEL: Honest Jons
CAT NO: HJRLP080