A beautiful mix of gospel 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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
A soul record we'd put up there with some of our favorites produced in Chicago during the early 70s – a gospel album from Pastor TL Barrett, but one that's gone on to legendary status among funk and soul collectors over the years! Barrett works here with his Youth For Christ Choir, of Mt. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very strange one for Stax! The record came out on Stax's Truth subsidiary – and like most of the records on that imprint, it had a religious bent to it. However, unlike most of the other acts on the label, who were Memphis based, this one appears to be British – and also followers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work from the Gospelaires – a group from Dayton, Ohio – but one who recorded most of the music here down in Houston – where they issued some tremendous singles for the Peacock label! The group are incredible – and sing with a hard-edged frenzy that's maybe more ... read moreCD
A contemporary gospel group, but one that reminds us of those really cool spiritual acts from the New York scene at the 70s – when gospel styles were blending with soul, and coming up with a very righteous new style in the process! "He's On Time" is upbeat, funky, and fantastic ... (Funky 45's, Gospel)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
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
Very early work from Mahalia Jackson! (78 RPM, Gospel)78 RPM, Vinyl record
Spencer Jackson Family —
New Day! ... LP Torrid, Early 70s. Very Good- ...
A hip righteous gospel group from Chicago – with ties to the same underground scene that gave the world The Pharoahs! This album features some excellent backup work behind the vocals – with Phil Cohran on frankiphone, Floyd Morris on piano, Louis Satterfield on bass, Cash McCall on ... (Soul, Gospel)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy waviness, peeling, & moisture stains. Label is heavily worn and moisture damaged.)
A beautiful batch of gospel work from Shirley Ann Lee – a vocalist who originally worked the spiritual circuit in a trio with Candi Staton! The album's an unusual one – put together partly as a way of promoting Shirley's music to a larger audience – which means it's got a few ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark blend of gospel spirit and 70s soul – and one of the greatest moments ever from The Mighty Clouds Of Joy! Like so many other soul artists before them, these guys have voices that are steeped in the best traditions of gospel – but rather than giving up their roots and going ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Mighty Clouds Of Joy —
Power ... CD Intersound, 1995. Used ...
A pair of wonderful records – reissued here together as a single 2LP set! The core album Let's Make A Record is a starkly beautiful album from New Orleans street evangelist Sister Gertrude Morgan – recorded in 1968 with only voice and tambourine, but in a way that's got a highly ... (Soul, Gospel)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Della Reese —
Amen ... LP Jubilee, 1958. Very Good ...
A gospel session, as you might guess from the title – and one that not only shows Della's roots in church music, but which also hints at the spiritual role she'd play in later life! The setting here is somewhat spare and stripped down – mostly just piano and organ in the ... (Vocalists, Gospel)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Superlaphonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)
Obscure bit of soulful gospel produced by James Brown for King. Kay Robinson's got a great voice, and the arrangements are similar to some of James' hard soul albums from the time. There's no breakbeat cuts here, but the music is quite strong, and given the strength of the arrangements, you'll ... (Soul, Gospel)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker, split seams, a cutout hole, and some aging.)
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
Staple Singers —
Why ... LP Epic, 1966. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A record that begins with a question, and follows through with a sublime mix of social politics and spiritual energy! Pops Staples asserts himself a bit more than before with his songwriting here – including the title classic "Why (Am I Treated So Bad)", which went onto become one ... (Soul, Gospel)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a name in pen on back, otherwise in great shape!)
Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church —
Sunrise ... LP
Very Good+ ...
Beautiful work from Georgia gospel singer Theotis Taylor – an artist with a very long pedigree in music, still going strong into his 90s! Taylor's not the usual bluesy backwoods gospel stylist that you might expect from a release like this – as he's got a sweetness in his voice that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very hip gospel work by Sister Rosetta Tharp – singing here with her own guitar accompaniment, plus backing by small combos that include players like Ernie Hayes, Panama Francis, Ernest Richardson, and Harry Doc Bagby, who plays organ on about half the record. The sound is a folksy mix of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Polygram/Lection. Cover and label have a small name in marker.)
Damn funky gospel from The Violinaires – easily one of the hippest spiritual albums you could ever hope to find on Chess! The groove here is gritty Chicago funk, put together by Gene Barge with lots of heavy bass on the bottom – in a blend that's somewhere between the Cadet/Concept ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album