Gospel — Recently Added

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


Detroit Gospel Reissue Project, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
A deep deep dig into the Detroit gospel scene – one that goes way farther than the bigger work by artists like CL Franklin and his famous daughters – and which instead looks at the wealth of work circulating on labels that mostly only issued 45rpm recordings! The music here is ... LP, Vinyl record album
Don't Let The Devil Ride
Detroit Gospel Reissue Project, Mid 70s. New Copy
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
Do Not Pass Me By
Gospel Roots, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A stone classic from this famous Chicago spiritual leader of the 70s – and an album that's got a nice balance between intimate soul numbers and larger tracks that have the whole Mount Zion Baptist Church along for support! The set's definitely got the strongly soulful vibe of Barrett's Like ... LP, Vinyl record album
Night At The House Of Prayer
Buked & Scorned, Early 60s. New Copy
Fantastic work from Reverend Lonnie Farris – one of the key proponents of "sacred steel" guitar – the use of the mostly-country instrument in the setting of soulful gospel! Farris works the instrument in ways that are sometimes familiar, sometimes almost more like the use of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Detroit Gospel Reissue Project, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A fierce and firey sermon from the Detroit scene of the 70s – served up by Reverend Jodie Holmes with a fair bit of inspiration and accompaniment from other members of his congregation! The album's got a much rootsier feel than bigger-label gospel recordings of this nature – recorded ... LP, Vinyl record album
Buked & Scorned, 1960s/1970s. New Copy
A heady serving of rare gospel work from the Jamaican scene – tracks that were recorded during the same years as rocksteady and reggae, but with a much more spiritual vibe overall! The music here often shares a lot in terms of grooves with secular Jamaican sounds – but the recording ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
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 ... CD
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, 1960s. New Copy 2CD
A soaring set of spiritual sides from the LA scene of the 60s – underground gospel material from the tiny Proverb Records label, and related imprint Gospel Corner! Both companies were helmed by Brother Henderson – a producer with a strong ear to the ground, especially for the sorts of ... CD
Gospel Roots/Honest Jons (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
A really really beautiful little compilation – one with a sound that's every bit as powerful as the image on its cover! The music here all comes from the Gospel Roots label of Miami soul powerhouse TK Records – a key force in mainstream soul in the 70s, but also a company who issued ... CD
Daptone, 2013. New Copy
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Rootsy gospel from The Como Mamas – a tremendous trio of female singers, working here in an all-acapella mode that's completely sublime! The set's an offshoot of the Como Now project done by Daptone a few years ago, and has the same timeless feel – quite a difference from the heavy ... CD
Daptone, 2008. New Copy
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The most directly soul shaking album yet from Daptone Records – acapella gospel soul recorded live at Mt Mariah Church in Como, Mississippi – rootsy beauty sung by Mary Moore, The John Edwards Singers, Brother And Sister Walker, Como Mamas, Irene Stevenson and others! In a way, Como ... CD
More Happy Days
Buddah, 1970. Very Good
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Live In London
Light, 1978. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
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According To John 3:16
Mus I Col, 1970s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
God So Loved The World
Savoy, 1972. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Message To The Nation
HOB, Early 70s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Tommie, Lonnie, & Me
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good
Amazing gospel harmony – recorded in 1970, but with a rootsy feel that's like the best mid 50s groups! The quartet are insanely wonderful – crafting harmonies that blow away most other soul groups of the time – and the backing on the set is mostly just guitar, tripping along in a ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated September 22, 2017


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