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
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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
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A beautiful mix of gospelly soul and heavy Memphis production – and the kind of heavy soul album that made Rance Allen one of Stax's best new artists during the 70s! David Porter produced and arranged, and the album has some great electric keyboard work by Rance that provides a perfect ... (Soul, Gospel)read moreCD
A wonderful little record that's way way more than you'd even expect from the title – an early 70s collaboration between arranger Galt MacDermot and singer Nell Carter on a project of all original material with a very soulful vibe! The set isn't gospel tunes sung by a soul artist – and ... (Soul, Gospel)read moreCD
An incredible side of the talents of the legendary Alice Coltrane – obscure 80s material that was recorded in the years after her famous records on Impulse and Warner Brothers – only ever issued on cassette at the time! The tracks have Alice still very much in the same spiritual ... (Jazz, Gospel)read moreCD
An incredible side of the talents of the legendary Alice Coltrane – obscure 80s material that was recorded in the years after her famous records on Impulse and Warner Brothers – only ever issued on cassette at the time! The tracks have Alice still very much in the same spiritual ... (Jazz, Gospel)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A second fantastic set from this Mississippi gospel trio – and one that mixes their heavenly vocals with a bit of Daptone Records funk! The set's produced by Bosco Mann, who also plays bass in the quartet that backs up the singers – and the groove is raw and gritty, with a vibe that ... read moreCD
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
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Andrae Crouch & The Disciples —
Best Of Andrae ... LP Light, 1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
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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 rare gospel set from A Glenn Dailey – one done in a mode that mixes modern soul with spiritual messages – all at a level that makes the whole thing feel like a great indie set of quiet storm soul! Tunes are mostly laidback, and move at a really mellow, late nite pace – slow-buil ... 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
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Al Green's definitely on a higher plane here – singing an album of gospel music after his abandonment of secular soul – but thankfully, still very much in the spirit of his best work on Hi Records! The religion here is very soft-pedaled – and most tunes are very warm soul numbers ... (Soul, Gospel)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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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
Walter Hawkins & The Love Center Choir —
Love Alive ... LP Light, 1975. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the biggest gospel albums of the 70s – a record that has Hawkins working with the Love Center Choir, in this righteous mode that helped to re-infuse the gospel choir sound with all the rich growth that had taken place in soul music at the time. Some tracks are quite long – very ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredibly unique work from Panduranga Henderson – an artist who first worked as John Henderson in the group of Ray Charles, then hooked up with Alice Coltrane and had a spiritual awakening that really shaped his sound! The music here isn't at all like Charles or Coltrane – although it' ... (Global Grooves, Gospel)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work by The Patterson Singers – a group who were rooted in gospel, but ring out with plenty of soul – in a mixture of spiritual and secular styles that matches the best work of The Staple Singers or Sweet Inspirations! The Pattersons are a lot like the latter – all ... (Soul, Gospel)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Other-worldly sounds from Washington Phillips – an artist you might consider as an early force in gospel music, but one who has a style that's all his own! Washington sings alongside his own music on zither – notes that have a ringing, cascading vibe that's almost heavenly, but handled ... read moreCD
A legendary gospel quintet, and one who sing with the same sort of vocal interplay you'd hear from the best doo wop groups of the time – presented here in a killer collection of work from their formative early years – including tracks that feature later famous solo stars like Lou Rawls, ... read moreCD
A bold return to form for The Relatives – a legendary gospel funk group from the 70s Texas scene – finally brought back to their former strengths on this contemporary set! The approach is very old school – a strong focus on the excellent vocal interplay of the group, and the ... (Soul, Gospel)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
DJ Rogers returns to his roots, and cuts an album that's more in a straight gospel mode than his earlier gospel-influenced soul sets! Honestly, the results are so great, we like this one just as much as the best of his secular albums – and the record's got a cohesive feel that's totally ... (Soul, Gospel)read moreCD
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens —
Cold World ... CD Daptone, 2014. New Copy ...
A great one from Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens – a record that's done with deeper raw soul roots than their Daptone debut – but which still holds onto all the group's uplifting gospel spirit! The best records on Daptone are big on old school soul and funk reverence, but show ... (Deep Funk, Gospel)read moreCD