Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:06 AM
Namomi Shelton and the Gospel Quees "What have you Done? - I'll take the Long Road" 2009 on Daptone records.
Damnnnnn is this good music, Daptone is by far one of the best labels around today. Everything about this single and the long player that it's off smack of classic early 70's Funk Gospel. Her backing band has some of the cats from the Dap Kings (of course) but some vets from the hey day that played with Wilson Pickett and even James Brown's bassist, yup. Honestly a lot of the Funk and Soul that is coming out today that is supposed to have that old school feel to it, good as it may be, just doesn't come with that old school vibe, for many reasons. But this joint does. Much to do with her raw vocals, simply has that good Soul vibe to it that will make you feel whats going on here. Will have to say that this is a must buy for all Soul Funk Gospel heads.
Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:07 AM
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 07:12 PM
Here's something I finally got my hands on:
The New York Community Choir "Express Yourself - Have a Good Time" 12" 1977 on RCA.
This 12" is off their self titled LP. This is a classic Gospel Disco cut right here. Both cuts are popping with nice snapping drums and fat bass lines. Nothing cliche about these cuts, full tilt Disco with Gospel mixed in, makes ya happy to hear this sh!t, gotta get on the good foot while this is pounding! Some might be more familiar with the work that they did backing up Nikki Giovanni, but they put out numerous quality albums. When you come across either this 12" or LP pick it up.
Posted 07 June 2010 - 06:04 PM
The Prophets "Hooked on Gospel" 1985 on I Am Records
Here's something for the Modern Soul/Boogie/Gospel heads. Came across a couple sealed copies of this recently, had to crack open this one, had seen this cover before, but couldn't remember where/when sort of shit. Usually these mid 80's Gospel joints are difficult for me to get through, usually really shitty attempts to similate the terrible pop music of the time. Well oddly enough this is the sort of the same, but it's simply done better. The whole album has that slap pull funk bass in the line of Rick James which is very nice, smooth full sounding R&B style production, lots of synth work on every track and one track even has some mid 80's obligatory rapping thrown in. A few tracks are old standards, all done though with a unique style. Just as some Gospel joints in the late 60's and throughout the 70's would cut a album emulating the current sounds of the time, this one does the same for the mid 80's. This being the case I can see why certain Modern Soul/Boogie heads lookout for this album. I don't know anything about this label, it seems too well done to have been some one-off label, so I'm guessing that there's at least a small catalog for it which I'm going to be on the look out for, odds are there are some other cuts with this sound on it.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:24 AM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:26 AM
Bought this album from someone who's also active here (together with some other funk-soul-jazz-gospel records), really enjoying it!
I'll try to post some more gospel uploads in the next weeks.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:35 AM
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:00 AM
The Gospelaires of Dayton, Ohio, "I can depend on Jesus" off the "You can depend on Jesus" LP, Savoy 14433, year: 1977.
From beginning to end fabulous harmonizing and falsetto vocal work with a rock solid R&B grooving back up. Feelin' it and recommending it!
Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:02 PM
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:08 AM
The Pilgrim Jubilee Singers "Pray for Peace" off the "Now & Forever" LP, Nashboro 7181 pressing, year: 1977.
Fantastic R&B Funk on this ablum from start to finish. Some really good harmonizing vocals and golden production work.
Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:29 AM
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:06 PM
A little Nashboro party going on with these two cuts!
Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:00 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:02 PM
Here is some choir action. Normally I don't really get down with choirs, NY seems to have more disco/boogie oriented choir albums, but not so much here in the Midwest. But this one has some serious haunting vocal work, deep, soul searching ish going on. But I guess that's the point, right?
Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:27 PM
Nice! Never seen those two, nice difference in styles too. I'm a bit surprised I haven't seen the Nashboro cut before being a IL joint, will be on the hunt for that one for sure!
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