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Gospel — Recently Added

XSpiritual sounds with plenty of soul -- gospel groups, choirs, sermons, and even some gospel funk too!


Narroway, 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2 CDs
A fantastic set of gospel tracks from the 50s and 60s – one that definitely takes the Civil Rights theme in the title seriously, but in ways that are often a bit more subtle than you might expect! Gospel music was key to the strivings of under-represented Americans during these years – ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
The lost gospel music legacy of Detroit producer Dave Hamilton – a key force in funk and soul in the Motor City in the 60s – where he developed an amazing sound that he also brought to his spiritual recordings as well! Dave's approach was always grittier than that of Motown or some of ... CD
Gospel Friend (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
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 ... CD

Various

Sun Gospel
Sun/Bear Family (Germany), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy
Gospel genius from the legendary Sun Records – an imprint usually associated with the earliest roots of rockabilly, but also a Memphis powerhouse that managed to capture a number of different styles surprisingly well during the 50s! Sun had one of its big early hits with The Prisonaires ... CD

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Shout Sister Shout
Sunset Blvd, Late 40s/Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2CDs
A fantastic overview of the later genius of Sister Rosetta Tharpe – a key figure in the development of rock, soul, and a number of other styles from that key midcentury moment in American music! Tharpe's a singer with a voice that influenced Aretha Franklin and other female soul artists ... CD
Nashboro/Gospel Friend, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy
The first full length collection we've ever seen to focus on the soulful gospel work of Harold Boggs – one of the greatest male lead singers of the pre-soul generation! Right from the start, Boggs was a hell of a singer, and a great songwriter too – and he first entered the business ... CD
Concord/Craft, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
A fantastic collection of postwar gospel – one that really keeps the spirit of the "jukebox" in the title! The tunes here are all upbeat, and often share a lot with R&B material of the 50s – especially the vocal group numbers, which often echo more secular modes of early ... CD

Como Mamas

Move Upstairs
Daptone, 2017. New Copy
LP...$9.99 18.99
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Willing Four

Nearer To Thee
Checker, 1967. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Meditation Singers

Bad Apple
Checker, Late 60s. Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Memphis Community Singers

Giving Love
Early 70s. Sealed
An obscure hip gospel set from Memphis – with solo vocals from Barara Smith, Alvin Clark, Harry Taylor, Fred Moore, and Elizabeth Perkins – and instrumentation that includes organ, tenor, and drums. LP, Vinyl record album
Jenkins Gospel, Late 70s. Near Mint-
An obscure set from Birmingham – with titles that include "I Want To Be At The Meeting", "I Can See So Much", and the title track. LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 1961. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Dixieaires

My Trouble Is Hard
Gospel Heritage (UK), Late 40s. Near Mint-
Classic work from the Dixieaires – the gospel group who later became the Du-Droppers R&B vocal group! LP, Vinyl record album

Original Five Blind Boys, Inez Andrews, & Bishop Samuel Kelsey & The Congregation

Famous Spiritual & Gospel Festival 1965
L+R Records (Germany), 1965. Near Mint-
A rare German album that brings together material from a special gospel concert in Bremen i 1965 – a few tracks each by Original Five Blind Boys, Inez Andrews, and Bishop Samuel Kelsey & The Congregation Of Temple Church – plus one that has all three acts singing together! LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album

Art Reynolds Singers

Tellin It Like It Is
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+
Sublime work by one of the greatest crossover gospel groups of the 60s – the wonderful Art Reynolds Singers, one of the hippest things to ever hit Capitol Records! The album's based around spiritual tunes, but is recorded with a rolling groove that's got a lot of Atlantic soul in the mix ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alvin Darling Ensemble

All Together For One
Inspirational Sounds, 1978. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Pilgrim Travelers

Shake My Mother's Hand
Specialty, Mid 50s. Near Mint-
A great collection of work by one of the best male gospel groups of their time – on titles that include "Look To The Hills", "Your Mother Is Your Friend", "After While", "Good News", "Shake My Mother's Hand", and "Peace Of Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

Mahalia Jackson

1911 - 1972
Nashboro/Kenwood, 1972. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Chicago Christian Ensemble

Is Your All On The Altar
Chicago Christian Ensemble, Early 70s. Near Mint-
A really great gospel record from Chicago – with soloists who include Dorothy Bell, Rose Watson, Timothy Johnson, Marry Patterson, Sammie Turner, and Stirling Culp. LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good
Beautiful work from the Art Reynolds Singers – a group that, for our money, was the best-ever crossing of soul and spiritual vocals! The style here is still relatively in the gospel side of the spectrum, but as with their other Capitol albums, the group are working here in a style that's ... LP, Vinyl record album

Rev Arvetra Jones & The Jonesettes

After While
HSE, 1975. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album

Alex Bradford

Too Close To Heaven
Specialty, Early 50s. Very Good-
Amazing early gospel from the great Alex Bradford – early material recorded for Specialty Records, before his greater fame on Vee Jay at the end of the 50s! LP, Vinyl record album
Specialty, Early 70s. Very Good+
Surprisingly great 70s work from the group who gave the world Sam Cooke and Johnnie Taylor – at this time featuring lead singers Richard Miles and Martin Jacox! LP, Vinyl record album

Georgia Mass Choir

I'm Going To Hold Out
Savoy, 1984. Very Good+ 2LP
... LP, Vinyl record album

Dynamic Dixie Travelers

Lord Will Find A Way
T-Jaye, 1985. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Archives Alive, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Gotham/Krazy Kat (UK), Late 40s. Near Mint-
Rare work from Philly's Gotham label – gospel gems from the 78rpm generation! Most groups are male vocal groups – singing with interplay that really lays the groundwork for soul styles to come. Features work by Mount Eagle Quartet, Capitol City Quartette, Harmony Kings of WTND, and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Swan Silvertones

Love Lifted Me
Specialty, 1970s. Near Mint-
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Checker, 1967. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good+
Arrangements by Charles Calello – and tracks include "Help", "Tear It Down", "This Ole House", "Hang Your Tears Out To Dry", "Cotton Fields", and "God Bless The Child". LP, Vinyl record album
Peacock, 1959. Near Mint-
A fantastic record – even if you're not into gospel! The Hummingbirds are an amazing vocal group – and their work on this first album ranks right up there with the best 50s doo-woppers, and the spare guitar backing reminds us of some of the best Atlantic work by The Clovers. And sure, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Andrae Crouch & Disciples

Take The Message Everywhere
Light, Late 60s. Very Good+
Seminal early work from this key gospel group – with titles that include "He Never Sleeps", "The Broken Vessel", "No Not One", "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power", and "Without A Song". LP, Vinyl record album

Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi

Best Of The Blind Boys Vol 2
MCA, 1950s/1960s. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Dixieaires

Let Me Fly
Gospel Heritage (UK), Late 40s. Near Mint-
Classic work from the Dixieaires – the gospel group who later became the Du-Droppers R&B vocal group! A great link between secular and spiritual soul – served up here on a host of vintage 78rpm singles. LP, Vinyl record album
Second Christian Church, 1977. Sealed 2LP
... LP, Vinyl record album

Institutional Church Of God In Christ

Grace
Cotillion, 1968. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Savoy, 1977. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Ruth Schofield Edition

Story Of Ruth
Savoy, 1977. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Andrae Crouch & Disciples

Take The Message Everywhere (second cover)
Light, Late 60s. Near Mint-
Seminal early work from this key gospel group – with titles that include "He Never Sleeps", "The Broken Vessel", "No Not One", "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power", and "Without A Song". LP, Vinyl record album

Shirley Adams Sings

God's Time
Miracle, 1988. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Reverend Claude Jeter

Yesterday & Today
Shanachie, 1954/1988. Near Mint-
Great work from this key member of the Swan Silvertones – reunited with Paul Owens of the group on some new tracks, and also featuring a few early rare recordings too! LP, Vinyl record album

Alvin Dread & The Alvin Dread Singers

Lord Is Blessing Me
Agape Love, 1982. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Alex Bradford

Best Of Alex Bradford
Specialty, Mid 50s. Near Mint-
Classic work from the earliest years of this gospel giant – tracks that include "Too Close To Heaven", "Holy Ghost", "I Can't Tarry", "What Did John Do", "God Searched The World", "The Lifeboat", and "I Won't Sell Out". LP, Vinyl record album

Bessie Griffin

Oh Glory Hallelujah!
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Rod McGaha

His Personal Touch
I Am, 1981. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Shirley Caesar & James Cleveland

Sing Their Gospel Favorites
Spire, 1978. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Sara Jordan Powell

God So Loved The World
Savoy, 1972. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Gospel Train (MCA)
Mercury/MCA, Late 40s. Very Good-
Very hip gospel work by Sister Rosetta Tharpe – singing here with her own guitar accompaniment, plus backing by small combos! The sound is a folksy mix of gospel and blues styles, with traces of early soul as well – and titles include "Didn't It Rain", "This Train", ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated August 20, 2019


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