Gospel — Recently Added

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

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
HOB/Caroline, 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs
Maybe not the deepest roots of gospel, but an excellent collection of killer cuts from the catalog of Hob Records – one of the coolest labels from back in the day! Most of these tracks are of 70s vintage, and have a style that draws heavily on secular soul currents of the time, while letting ... 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
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
Dirty Fighter
Jewel, 1974. Very Good
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Mississippi Po Boy
J & B, 1985. Very Good-
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Gospel Truth
Mercury, Late 50s. Good+
Titles include "It's Me", "Didn't It Rain", "Bring Back Those Happy Days", and "Go Get The Water". LP, Vinyl record album
Spirituals In Rhythm (Spin O Rama)
Spin O Rama, Early 60s. Very Good
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Keep On Praying
Checker, 1966. Near Mint-
Classic Chess gospel, recorded in Chicago in the mid 60's, and with production by the great Gene Barge, who made so many of Chess' gospel albums sound like their best soul LPs. Includes "I Found A New Doctor", "When My Time Comes", "I Know Better Now", "What Have ... LP, Vinyl record album
Faith & Joy
RCA, 1963. Near Mint-
A righteous choir from a Harlem Church – captured with beautiful RCA sound! LP, Vinyl record album
Only Jesus
JB, 1985. Very Good+
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Didn't It Rain (United Artists pressing)
United Artists, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
A great production, with strong backing – and titles that include "Steal Away", "Let Us Break Bread Together", "Bye & Bye", "Fare The Well", and "Well I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray". LP, Vinyl record album
Blessed Assurance
Atlantic, 1974. Sealed
A great Atlantic album from this legendary Philly gospel singer! LP, Vinyl record album
Ride This Train
J & B, 1981. Very Good+
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Tower Of Power
Christ Universal Temple, 1980s. Very Good+
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You'll Never Walk Alone
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good-
Excellent gospel on Vee Jay Records! LP, Vinyl record album
J & B, 1981. Very Good+
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Family Affair
Malaco, 1991. Very Good+
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Newport 1958
Columbia, 1958. Very Good
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Gospel Train (MCA)
Mercury/MCA, Late 40s. Very Good+
Very hip gospel work by Sister Rosetta Tharp – 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 May 24, 2017

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