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

New Release/Nature Sounds, 1984. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A gospel album, but one with plenty of soul – served up by an obscure Maryland quartet who would have been right at home in the world of mainstream R&B! There's a sweet groove on most tracks – that mix of modern soul and gospel that a few great groups picked up on at the time ... LP, Vinyl record album
Checker, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Light In The Attic, Early 90s. New Copy Gatefold
Raw and riveting gospel-folk-soul from Johnnie Frierson – only ever issued as a self-released cassette before this vital re-discovery by Light In The Attic! Johnnie is one of the vital, though relatively unknown voices in the Stax/Volt universe, working with a his sister Wendy Rene and in the ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Killer gospel work from a small Chicago label – most of it pretty darn funky and soulful as well! The label sticker on the album's cover states a link too musical roots in the deep south – but the overall sound here is more in that wonderful hybrid of spiritual and secular that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Excello/Ace (UK), Early 50s. New Copy
A treasure trove of gospel from one of the greatest labels in the business – the early Excello Records, which later morphed into gospel powerhouse Nashboro, but already had a great ear for the best of the genre right from the start! Excello's roots in the south gave it key access to some of ... CD
Panola Country Spirit
Daptone, 2016. New Copy
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Maybe the best title so far in the Como, MS series from Daptone Records – a very earthy, very rootsy set of harmony vocals sung by the Walker Family Singers – a group headed up by sometime Sam Cooke backing singer Raymond Walker! Yet the music here is quite far from the Cooke reference ... CD
Soul Soul Searching
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+
Folksy spirituals on Verve – recording with backings from Dizzy Gillespie! LP, Vinyl record album
Specialty, Late 50s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Denied Mother
Savoy, 1966. Very Good-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Walk With Me Lord
HOB, Mid 60s. Very Good-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Great Gospel!
Sunset, 1968. Very Good-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Dwell In Me
Savoy, 1978. Very Good-
... LP, Vinyl record album
I'm So Grateful
Checker, 1966. Near Mint-
One of the most soulful gospel albums ever issued by Chess – the debut of singer Martha Bass, and a set that can almost stand up to other 60s label classics by artists like Mitty Collier or Fontella Bass! Gene Barge handles the arrangements, and things are nice and lean – just a bit of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Island, 1995. Near Mint-
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
I See A World
Savoy, 1990. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Joyful Noise
RCA, 1958. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
His Name Is Wonderful
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Storm Is Over
Savoy, 1989. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Rise Again
Nashboro, 1980. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Magnificent Mile, 1980. Near Mint-
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
Updated March 28, 2017

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