A very hip gospel album from Motown – clearly designed to cash in on the success of Edwin Hawkins and other crossover artists of the time – and a unique project that features Motown stars (plus a few lesser-knowns) singing spiritual tunes with a very righteous 70s edge! The "rock&q ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and some light stains.)
If the title's enough, this one would be a hit! Overall, though, the record's mostly a gospel sermon – done by Williams along the lines of the topic in the title. There's some pretty nice moments when he's letting loose a bit, and by side two, the speaking's turned a bit more to singing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, aging & a split bottom seam. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
The full Edwins Hawkins sound in full effect – lots of backing singers supporting a righteous lead – all in a style that's arguably a lot more soul than gospel! The Hawkins group was one of the best to crossover from gospel to soul at the time, and they still do it better than most of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
New Jersey Mass Choir —
Heroes ... LP Light, 1989. Very Good ...
Wonderfully righteous work from Edwin Hawkins and the group – a set that's supposedly recorded live, but which has the clarity and closeness of a studio set! If anything, there's almost a smaller soul group feel here than some of Edwin's other work of the time – a sound that's quite ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don't know these guys, but they're a great little group – with a mixture of gospel righteousness and 70s group soul, in the same mode as Voices Of East Harlem, who were undoubtedly an inspiration. The record was recorded in New York, with arrangements that have a hip early 70s approach ... (Soul, Gospel)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the insert. Cover has a piece of clear tape on front.)
A very cool Chicago album – done in a similar political/gospel style to some of the other Ben Branch albums! Branch plays tenor, and the set also features Richard Evans on bass and Phil Upchurch on guitar – in a mix of positive songs and gospel themes! LP, Vinyl record album
St James's Cherubim & Seraphim Redemption Church C —
Mo R'Agbelebu ... LP Redemption (Nigeria), 1993. Very Good+ ...