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Gospel — Recently Added

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


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
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD
15 years' worth of recording from the Roberta Martin Singers – a groundbreaking gospel group from the postwar years, and one whose style helped set the tone for countless other acts to come! The group mixed male and female singers, but in a way that often still held to the smaller quintet or ... 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

Morning Echoes Of Detroit

Echoes Of The Gospel (180 gram pressing)
Nashboro/Third Man, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
A gem of a gospel set from the legendary Nashboro catalog – crafted by a very hip male sextet from Detroit – one who are clearly open to letting a lot of blues and soul influences into their music! One of the key elements from those styles here is spare but strong use of guitar or ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nashboro/Third Man, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy
A fantastic collection of postwar gospel recordings from the legendary Nashboro Records – one of the most important imprints for the music back in the 50s and 60s! We rank the work of Nashboro right up with the famous Houston-bred productions of Peacock Records – and as Peacock was ... LP, Vinyl record album

Elder Jeffrey Roberson & The New Life Singers

Old Time Way
Black Diamond/High Jazz (Switzerland), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
From his look on the cover, Jeffrey Roberson is hardly an "elder" – although he definitely brings a sense of wisdom and knowledge to the spirit of the grooves on this set! The album's one of those great lost crossovers between gospel and modern soul – upbeat and clubby on ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Concord/Craft, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
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
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

Como Mamas

Move Upstairs
Daptone, 2017. New Copy
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
Narroway, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A treasure trove of gospel from the New York scene – all recorded for the Revelation Records imprint – a partner label to Bobby Robinson's legendary Fire & Fury labels! Given Robinson's strong ear for early soul, R&B, and blues, there's a lot of rootsy power in these recordings ... CD

Bill Moss & The Celestials

I Ain't Gonna Sing No Rock & Roll
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy
No rock and roll at all – and instead, a killer gospel set from this legendary group – one that features Bill's wonderful lead vocals trading back and forth with Essie Moss too! The style of the music is in that hip Malaco Records blend of deep soul and bluesy currents – which ... CD
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Savoy, 1977. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Rod McGaha

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

Georgia Mass Choir

I'm Going To Hold Out
Savoy, 1984. Very Good+ 2LP
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Shirley Adams Sings

God's Time
Miracle, 1988. Near Mint-
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Specialty/Vivid (Japan), Late 50s. Near Mint-
Early work by one of the sharpest male gospel groups of the postwar years! Titles include "Love Lifted Me", "I'm A Rollin", "Prayer In My Mouth", "Let's Go", "How I Got Over", "Milky White Way", "My Rock", and "He Won't ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bill Moss & The Celestials

Mother Of My Children
Jewel, 1976. Very Good-
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Mahalia Jackson

Abide With Me
Harmony, 1970. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Andrae Crouch & The Disciples

Soulfully
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 – ... 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

Dynamic Dixie Travelers

Lord Will Find A Way
T-Jaye, 1985. Very Good
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Stan Lee Revue

Heaven Is Mine
Savoy, 1980. Very Good
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Original Blind Boys Of Mississippi

I'll Go
Checker, Early 60s. Near Mint-
Great work from one of the seminal male vocal groups during the golden years of gospel music – with titles that include "Who", "I'll Go", "I've Been Weeping A Mighty Long Time", "Been A Listening", "I'm Thinking", and "The World Is Full ... 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
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

Institutional Church Of God In Christ

Grace
Cotillion, 1968. Very Good+
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Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi

Best Of The Blind Boys Vol 2
MCA, 1950s/1960s. Near Mint-
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Second Christian Church, 1977. Sealed 2LP
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Alvin Dread & The Alvin Dread Singers

Lord Is Blessing Me
Agape Love, 1982. Near Mint-
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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

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

Canton Spirituals

Everything Is Gonna Be Alright
J & B, 1983. Very Good+
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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

Shirley Caesar & James Cleveland

Sing Their Gospel Favorites
Spire, 1978. Very Good+
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Sara Jordan Powell

God So Loved The World
Savoy, 1972. Very Good
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Apollo, Late 50s. Very Good Gatefold
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JC White Singers

Phase 1
Savoy, 1977. Very Good
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Ernest Franklin

Close To Thee
Jewel, 1972. Very Good+
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Commissioned

Go Tell Somebody
Light, 1986. Near Mint-
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Chicago Christian Ensemble

Is Your All On The Altar
Chicago Christian Ensemble, Early 70s. Sealed
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
AVI, 1981. Very Good
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Edwin Hawkins

Face To Face
Lection, 1990. Sealed
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Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good
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Light, 1982. Sealed
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Shirley Caesar

Shirley Caesar
Up Front, 1960s. Near Mint-
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Edwin Hawkins Singers

Children Get Together
Buddah, 1971. Very Good Gatefold
The full Edwins Hawkins sound in full effect – lots of backing singers supporting a righteous lead – all in a style that's arguably a lot more soul than gospel! The Hawkins group was one of the best to crossover from gospel to soul at the time, and they still do it better than most of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Don DeGrate Delegation

People Don't Forget To Pray
Nashboro, 1982. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated June 26, 2019


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