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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
JCR/Bible & Tire, Early 70s. New Copy
A treasure trove of rare and unusual gospel recordings from the Memphis scene – work done for the tiny JCR imprint of the also-tiny D-Vine Records label – a real wellspring of under-discovered talent from the south! JCR was kind of the bush league for D-Vine – a custom label that ... CD
Designer/Big Legal Mess, 1960s. New Copy 4CD
A tremendous legacy in gospel music during the 60s – a crucially important indie from the Memphis scene – and one who recorded really great groups from around the country! Designer were helping shape the sound of modern gospel at the same time as Chess, Savoy, and some of the bigger ... CD

Pastor TL Barrett & Youth For Christ Choir

Do Not Pass Me By – Vol 2
Universal Awareness/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
The even more obscure second volume to the great soul/gospel classic Do Not Pass Me By – and like the first, the product of a wonderfully spiritual setting on Chicago's south side – music created in the church, but with all the same vibe as the hippest secular soul coming from the Windy ... CD
Stax/Craft, Early 70s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold
An overdue look at a very cool record label – the short-lived Gospel Truth imprint, which was an outlet for the more spiritual side of Stax Records in the early 70s! The music is gospel, but often has plenty of the best Memphis soul elements of more popular Stax/Volt work of the time – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Light In The Attic, 1990. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Lamont Butler

It's Time For A Change
Blessed/Acid Jazz (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)
A rare bit of gospel from the Louisville scene at the start of the 80s – but a set that's also got plenty of secular soul appeal too – thanks in part to the righteous message in Lamont's lyrics, which would fit with some of the deeper sounds of 70s soul – and thanks also to the ... 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

Lamont Butler

It's Time For A Change
Blessed/Acid Jazz (UK), 1981. New Copy
A rare bit of gospel from the Louisville scene at the start of the 80s – but a set that's also got plenty of secular soul appeal too – thanks in part to the righteous message in Lamont's lyrics, which would fit with some of the deeper sounds of 70s soul – and thanks also to the ... CD

Reverend Sam Dixon

My Soul Says Yes
Samdy/Asherah, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Reverend Douglas Bell & The Stage Cruisers

Nuclear Blast (180 gram vinyl)
Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum, 1960s. New Copy
Raw and rumbling gospel sounds from the Designer Records vaults – real and resonant southern gospel from Reverend Douglas Bell & Th Stage Cruisers! Heavy vocals & sermonizing with swirling organ and wailing keyboards along with the impassioned vocals. As with the material on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Westbound (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
A long-overdue look at the amazing Clark Sisters – a fantastic gospel group, and one with a vocal depth that we'd put right up there next to any of our favorite soul acts of the time! The Clarks are maybe best known for their landmark track "You Brought The Sunshine" – a ... CD

San Francisco Christian Center Choir

Sound of the San Francisco Christian Center
Cultures Of Soul, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A really fantastic album of spiritual soul from a San Francisco church in the 70s – one of those rare and sublime albums that's equally appealing to fans of gospel as it is to fans of 70s soul! The arrangements and presentation are great – full of well-crafted grooves that move from ... LP, Vinyl record album

Pastor TL Barrett & Youth For Christ Choir

Do Not Pass Me By – Vol 2
Universal Awareness/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
The even more obscure second volume to the great soul/gospel classic Do Not Pass Me By – and like the first, the product of a wonderfully spiritual setting on Chicago's south side – music created in the church, but with all the same vibe as the hippest secular soul coming from the Windy ... LP, Vinyl record album
Luaka Bop, 1970s. New Copy Gatefold
Maybe the coolest record ever put out by the Luaka Bop label – and that's really saying a lot, given all the amazing albums they've given us over the years! The set's a perfect musical tonic for the times – a set of underground singles from the 70s, most of which fall in a space ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tompkins Square, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A really fantastic collection of rare gospel music – one that's put together with a fair bit of thought, and a great deal of love – even more than most other collections of the music that we usually get our hands on! The selection of songs is as thoughtful as the long, well-crafted ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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

Elizabeth King & The Gospel Souls

D-Vine Spirituals Recordings
D-Vine/Bible & Tire, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic collection of work from Elizabeth King – a gospel singer who never reached the same sort of fame as singers who moved into the secular world – but one who's got a vocal power that would have made her a star, had she chosen such a move! The tunes here all feature King ... LP, Vinyl record album
Designer/Big Legal Mess, 1960s. New Copy (reissue)
Nothing too stylish here – as Designer Records is a small indie gospel imprint, home to a surprisingly great batch of work! The collection reminds us a lot of some of the titles we've been loving from Mississippi Records – as it features gospel work that goes past the usual, often with ... LP, Vinyl record album

Rev Clay Evans & The Fellowship Choir

From The Ship
Savoy, 1987. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Colonel's Mandolin Band

Favorite Old Church Hymns
Grant Enterprises, Early 60s. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Institutional Radio Choir

Say Something For The Lord
Savoy, 1978. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Dynamic Mighty Wings

Free & Easy
Crusade, Early/Mid 70s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Clay Evans, Mid 70s. Sealed
One of the more famous sermons from Reverend Clay Evans! LP, Vinyl record album

William Bayless & The Echoes Of Joy

I'm Glad For Jesus Today
William Bayless, Mid 70s. Sealed
An obscure gospel set from St Louis – with instrumentation that includes organ and drums – and titles that include "Without Faith"," I Am Saved", "I Have Joy", "He'll Be Your Everything", "Time", and "He's Already Done Enough For ... LP, Vinyl record album

Northern California State Youth Choir/Edwin Hawkins

Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord
Century, Late 60s. Very Good
A key early record for the Edwin Hawkins Singers! The record contains Hawkins' huge hit "Oh Happy Day" – done with soloist Dorothy Morrison, a voice that was strong enough to push this one from the gospel market right onto the pop charts! Other tunes follow in a similar style, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Barrett Sisters/Johnson Ensemble

Barrett Sisters & The Johnson Ensemble – Live
AVI, 1981. Near Mint-
Features one side from each artist, live in concert in Nashville! LP, Vinyl record album

Coleman Brothers/Silver Echo Quartet/Hightower Brothers/Afro Quintette

Newark Gospel Quartets
Gospel Heritage (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint-
Rare work from the Newark scene – a strong precursor to group soul modes to come! Features work by The Coleman Brothers, Silver Echo Quartet, Hightower Brothers, and Afro Quintette! LP, Vinyl record album

Reverend Bernard Avant & The St James Gospel Choir

Reverend Bernard Avant & The St James Gospel Choir
Truth, 1972. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Marion Williams

Gospel Now
Cotillion, 1971. Sealed
The title's an apt one, as Marion's taking gospel to the sound of "now" – working with arranger/producer Robert Banks, and a musical lineup that includes vibes, organ, and guitar. The overall feel isn't as totally hip as some of her other work, but it's definitely got an Atlantic ... LP, Vinyl record album

Rav Marvin Yancy

Heavy Load
Nashboro, 1985. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album

Rodney Friend

Worthy
Command, 1986. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Jackson Southernaires

All God's Children
Malaco, 1976. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

James Cleveland & The Angelic Choir

Vol 8 - Part 1
Savoy, 1968. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Malvie Lee Giles

Your Favorites & Mine
Shine, Early 80s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album

Inspirational Souls

Letter
Gospel Corner, Mid/Late 70s. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Gospel Clarinets

One Day At A Time
Gospel Clarinets, Early 80s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Savoy, 1972. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Choice Reunion

Free & Easy
Les-Wes, 1986. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Keith Pringle

Perfect Peace
Onyx, 1984. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Angelic Gospel Singers

Somebody Saved Me
Nashboro, 1970. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album

Rev Issac Whittmon & The Greater Metropolitan Church Of Christ Choir

I Thank God For Every Blessing
Savoy, 1978. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Brenda Spraggins

My Hope Is Built
Tempo, 1976. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Sing Gospel, 1987. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album

Thompson Community Singers

Rise Up & Walk
HOB, Early 70s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Savoy, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Very Good 2LP
... LP, Vinyl record album
Savoy, Late 60s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album

Diana Schindler

In His Image
Rainbow, 1970s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 15, 2021


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