One of the most soulful gospel albums ever issued by Chess – the debut of singer Martha Bass, and a set that can almost stand up to other 60s label classics by artists like Mitty Collier or Fontella Bass! Gene Barge handles the arrangements, and things are nice and lean – just a bit of ... read moreCD
Erica Campbell —
Help ... CD E One, 2014. Used ...
Dynamic gospel soul from the Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi – featuring tracks from 2 incredible Peacock LPs, tunes that were cut throughout the 50s and in 1964 – back to back on a great CD! The first 11 tracks of the CD features all of the numbers from the 1964 LP Father I Stretch My ... read moreCD
A contemporary gospel group, but one with a killer sound that really takes us back to the best styles of 60s and 70s soul-influenced ensembles! The Jones Family Singers is a tight, well-crafted outfit – one who express themselves with plenty of secular passion alongside their spiritual ... read moreCD
No rock and roll at all – and instead, a killer gospel set from this legendary group – one that features Bill's wonderful lead vocals trading back and forth with Essie Moss too! The style of the music is in that hip Malaco Records blend of deep soul and bluesy currents – which ... read moreCD
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
The coolest collection we've ever seen from this legendary group – the gospel outfit who gave birth to both the careers of Sam Cooke and Johnnie Taylor – and who also had a seminal role in the development of soul music as well! This massive package features all the work that the group ... 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
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
A tremendous legacy in gospel music during the 60s – a crucially important indie from the Memphis scene – and one who recorded really great groups from around the country! Designer were helping shape the sound of modern gospel at the same time as Chess, Savoy, and some of the bigger ... read moreCD
A wonderful collection of rare gospel material from the early years of the genre – all originally issued on 78rpm recordings, but lovingly remastered and collected in the usual top-shelf style we've come to expect from the folks at Tompkins Square! There's a nice range of styles here, and ... read moreCD