Rance Allen was one of the greatest singers on Stax who never made it during the 70s – probably because he labored in obscurity on Stax's subsidiary Truth label, a gospel imprint where Allen was unjustly stuck because of his roots in the music. Truth is, his work had as much soul as it did ... (Soul, Gospel)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little record from Rance – recorded in 1980 on his return to Stax after a stint at Capitol. The set's got a really wonderful feel – all the deep soul of Rance's early albums for Stax, mixed with some of the bubbling touches he picked up from working with Larry Mizell at Capitol. ... (Soul, Gospel)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker and a pormo stamp. Labels have some pen.)
Rance Allen Group —
Smile ... LP Stax, 1979. Very Good+ ...
An oft-overlooked album that Rance and group recorded during a return to Stax after their record on Capitol with Larry Mizell. The groove here is more tightly produced than on their earlier Stax LPs, with more of a modern soul sound, and more of an orientation towards a dancefloor beat – but ... (Soul, Gospel)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has large letters in marker on both sides. Labels have a name in pen.)
Excellent soulful gospel from the man who practically brought gospel into the mainstream in the early 70s. This album's a few years on from his seminal work, and he's no longer using the Disciples as his backing group, at least not in name, but this effort is an outstanding set of crisply produced ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a bent corner.)
Andrae Crouch & The Disciples —
Soulfully ... LP Light, 1972. Very Good- ...
They certainly got the title right on this one – as the album's one of THE soul/gospel crossover albums of the 70s – a masterpiece of majestic soul that's right up there with similar work from the time by Rance Allen and The Mighty Clouds Of Joy. Crouch's vocals are wonderful – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally excellent gospel album that could pass for secular soul if you weren't too careful! The record gets right down to business with a heavy funk original that snaps like the lost funky 45 you've been searching for forever, with a tight little piano line, crisp guitar and a popping little ... (Soul, Gospel)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging. Vinyl plays with some clicks)
A key early record for the Edwin Hawkins Singers – issued right after the group had changed their name from the less-catchy Northern California State Youth Choir! The record contains Hawkins' huge hit "Oh Happy Day" – done with soloist Dorothy Morrison, a voice that was ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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