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Gospel — Recently Added

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


Reverend Sam Dixon

My Soul Says Yes
Samdy/Asherah, Late 70s. New Copy
A gospel record, but one that lets you know that there's something different going on from the very first note – which seems to be the kind of sound you'd expect more from a blacksploitation soundtrack than any kind of album cooked up in a church! That difference hangs on throughout the ... CD

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

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
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
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
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

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

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

Johnson Spiritual Singers

Don't Let The Devil Ride
Detroit Gospel Reissue Project, Mid 70s. Near Mint-
Totally wonderful work from this obscure Detroit group – a quintet of very young gospel singers, and one that gets some wicked work on electric guitar as well! The music has a vibe that's every bit what you'd expect from the cover – very raw, and at-home – with that guy on his ... LP, Vinyl record album

Marion Williams & The Stars Of Faith

Let The Words Of My Mouth
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good
A stormer from Marion Williams, and a record that's filled with wonderful tunes written by the lady herself! Backings are great, with some female background singers at times, and some great use of organ – and titles include "Look To The Hills", "It's Real", "I Know I ... LP, Vinyl record album

Soul Stirrers

Golden Gospel
Checker, 1967. Very Good
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Shirley Caesar & James Cleveland

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

Reverend Milton Brunson & The Thompson Community Singers

Miracle Live
Myrrh, 1984. Very Good+
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Timothy Wright & Isaac Douglass

Love Reunion
GosPearl, 1985. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

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
Light, 1982. Sealed
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Five Blind Boys Of Alabama

I'm A Rolling
Up Front, 1960s. Sealed
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Qwest, 1985. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Mahalia Jackson

Mighty Fortress
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good-
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Andrae Crouch

Autograph
Light, 1986. Very Good
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Edwin Hawkins

Face To Face
Lection, 1990. Sealed
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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

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

Dixie Hummingbirds

Best Of Dixie Hummingbirds
Peacock, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint-
Fantastic work from one of the greatest male gospel groups of the postwar years – Peacock label recordings that helped set the tone for countless secular soul groups of the 60s! LP, Vinyl record album

Sara Jordan Powell

God So Loved The World
Savoy, 1972. Very Good
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Stan Lee Revue

Heaven Is Mine
Savoy, 1980. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album

Morehouse College Glee Club

We Shall Overcome – Afro American Songs
Mark, Mid 70s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Institutional Church Of God In Christ

Grace
Cotillion, 1968. Very Good+
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Alvin Dread & The Alvin Dread Singers

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

Don DeGrate Delegation

People Don't Forget To Pray
Nashboro, 1982. Sealed
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Gospel Six

Strengthen Me Lord
Checker, 1972. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album

Holy Disciples

I Know He Knows
One Way, 1986. Near Mint-
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Supreme Angels

More Than Alive
Nashboro, 1979. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Canton Spirituals

Everything Is Gonna Be Alright
J & B, 1983. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Nashboro, 1975. Very Good+
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Sendus, Mid/Late 70s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

O'Neal Twins

I'd Trade A Lifetime
Peacock, Late 60s. Good+
Fantastic early work from the O'Neal Twins – working here in a Peacock Records setting that really brings out the best in their vocals! LP, Vinyl record album
Savoy, 1976. Very Good
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Commissioned

Go Tell Somebody
Light, 1986. Near Mint-
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AVI, 1981. Very Good
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Five Blind Boys Of Alabama

Walk With Me!
Up Front, 1968. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Luther Blackwell Ministries, Late 60s. Near Mint-
One of the wildest covers we've ever seen on a gospel record! LP, Vinyl record album

Southern Sons OF Memphis Tennessee

Come Out Of The Wilderness
J & B, 1985. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Various

Detroit Gospel
Heritage (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint-
Postwar gospel from Detroit – with work by The Flying Clouds Of Detroit, Detroit Harmonettes, Mid South Singers, and the Detroiters! LP, Vinyl record album

Reverend Milton Brunson & The Thompson Community Singers

Give Me A Clean Heart
A&M, 1972. Near Mint-
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Qwest, 1988. Very Good- 2LP
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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
 
Updated April 25, 2019


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