Doug Shorts —
Praises ... CD Yawl's Productions, 2014. New Copy ...
A great set of homegrown gospel from Chicago's Doug Shorts – an artist who's got the spare, simple approach of some of our favorite spiritual records from many years back! The album's contemporary, but it feels a lot more like an indie gospel album from the late 70s – with Shorts' ... read moreCD
A spirit-moving live set from Clara Ward and her singers – recorded at the Apollo Theater with a really powerful sound! The concert predates James Brown's famous Apollo set by a year – and has an equally vibrant feel – a really gritty, unbridled quality that's quite different ... read moreCD
Gloster Williams & The King James Version —
Together ... CD Gospel Roots/Henry Stone, 1976. New Copy ...
A massive blend of funk, soul, and gospel – from a small side label in the TK Records universe of the 70s! The sound is like some of the best soul LPs on TK from the time, and the arrangements have a nice warm feel – plenty of sweet Miami elements in the music, especially in the ... read moreCD
(Please note: Although these CDs are legit, they are produced as CDRs with artwork by copyright owner Henry Stone.)
A great gospel group from Chicago – really old school harmonies, of the sort we love from indie spiritual sides from the 60s and 70s – presented here with just a smattering of other instrumentation alongside the vocals! The Windy City Four have a way of coming together we haven't heard ... read moreCD
Way more than just the gospel you might expect from the title – given that the music here comes from the Jewel Records label, a real powerhouse for southern soul and blues! The style here is plenty secular overall – with lots of the best deep soul overtones we've come to expect from ... read moreCD
Soul awakening gospel that's stripped down souful and with profoundly soaring spirit – beautiful stuff recorded and issued by Waymon Jones, proprietor of Savannah, GA's Gusman Record Shop and issued as 45s & LPs on the Pitch and Gusman labels! This as exciting and vibrant a collection of ... read moreCD