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K Smith - lord's what happened?

T . Callier - I don't want to see myself

Don Thomas - How can I help but love you

Micheal Smith - A love heavenly inspired

owt else?

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i saw a brook benton sings gospel album in my local record exchange today ...was gonna buy it , anyone know anything about it ?

Davie

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I know a few:

Voices of East Harlem-No, No, No-Elektra "Right On Be Free" LP

Christian People-Andre & the Disciples-Liberty

Three Little Fishes-Bessie Griffin-Liberty (big on the popcorn scene, too)

Didn't It Rain-Evelyn Freeman-United Artists (massive spin in Pittsburgh for years!)

and here's my all time classic opener...

I'll Be Waiting-The Angelic Choir-Savoy--I've opened many sets with this one. It's an absolute killer! The song builds with a spoken intro with each instrument coming in one by one. I'll try to post a sound clip.

KTF

Jas

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I know a few:

Voices of East Harlem-No, No, No-Elektra "Right On Be Free" LP

Christian People-Andre & the Disciples-Liberty

Three Little Fishes-Bessie Griffin-Liberty (big on the popcorn scene, too)

Didn't It Rain-Evelyn Freeman-United Artists (massive spin in Pittsburgh for years!)

and here's my all time classic opener...

I'll Be Waiting-The Angelic Choir-Savoy--I've opened many sets with this one. It's an absolute killer! The song builds with a spoken intro with each instrument coming in one by one. I'll try to post a sound clip.

KTF

Jas

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Can you post up a sound file or two?

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Rance Allen-Reasons AWESOME!!

A couple of recent modern/inspirational tunes from the last couple of years are:-

Chestnut Brothers-Travellin on

Rance Allen-Stay With Me

Cliff Jones-Haven't You Heard

Deitrick Haddon-Stir The Gift (one of the best tunes this year)

And a couple of classics-

Brothers In Christ-God's Armour

The Winans-Let My People Go

Praise the the lord!!

Pete

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Two classics from the Torch:

Right Direction - Clara Ward

Mighty Good Way - Robert Banks

Anyone agree that the Clara Ward track is borderline sublime?

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I know a few:

Voices of East Harlem-No, No, No-Elektra "Right On Be Free" LP

Christian People-Andre & the Disciples-Liberty

Three Little Fishes-Bessie Griffin-Liberty (big on the popcorn scene, too)

Didn't It Rain-Evelyn Freeman-United Artists (massive spin in Pittsburgh for years!)

and here's my all time classic opener...

I'll Be Waiting-The Angelic Choir-Savoy--I've opened many sets with this one. It's an absolute killer! The song builds with a spoken intro with each instrument coming in one by one. I'll try to post a sound clip.

KTF

Jas

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Wow, someone actually mentioned 'Didn't It Rain - Evelyn Freeman'. I think it's great & recently found A copy, as had it from 'talkin' trash' (Greasy R&B with attitude '54 - '63, so the cover says) comp.

Played it to a few people into R&B type stuff, but they all seemed to find it a bit too much, though they generally preferred the other side 'Water boy', which sounds like Pigmeat Markham, but doesn't really go anywhere. Don't think it would go down well at a Northern night.

Heard the Cassietta George the other week & thats really good too, but had already gone

Mike

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Two classics from the Torch:

Right Direction - Clara Ward

Mighty Good Way - Robert Banks

...and I believe Clara Ward's version of "Help" got a few plays at the Torch as well.

From even earlier, how about James Carr "Freedom Train" - or is that more social comment than gospel?

Jerry.

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At Fish Ain't Bitin' in Manchester a couple of months ago, Steve Cato played an incredible 45 by Ben Branch on (I think) Checker: a version of the standard "Motherless Child". It was one of the greatest records I've ever heard in a club. Deep but uplifting, with an enormous swell of sound and great presence. Fans of the late 60s Dells sound would definitely appreciate this.

Over the years I've spun a few gospel things out: Glenn Jones & The Modulations on Savoy; Don Bryant & A Chosen Few; and a personal favourite: "Not My Home" by Mike Heyward on I Am (do any modern soul fans know this lp? this bloke is one of the best unknown vocalists ever).

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Totally irrelevant to the Northern side of it, but anyone who likes current urban gospel should get Raymond and co's "Playing games" album. I was first given a couple of tracks to play on air during the summer, and there's now a rather tasty vinyl promo in my collection :thumbsup::thumbup:

Jerry

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Don't forget Mary Love Comer's 'Sandbox' and all the other 80s/90s tracks on her Kent CD ('The Price' is slow but utterly brilliant). If we do a comp we'll get Tony Clayton to do the sleevenotes.

Ady

PS I know Clara Ward was a gospel singer but are there any religious refernces in 'The Right Direction', I can't remember feeling very holy when I danced to it.

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PS I know Clara Ward was a gospel singer but are there any religious refernces in 'The Right Direction', I can't remember feeling very holy when I danced to it.

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Ah but when I saw you dance I thought "What in the holy name is THAT about?" :thumbsup:

Jerry.

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Sold my Uk black Chess copy of this last year because I hated the thing , it was actually like bieng in church listening to it with all the hand waving business going on.(snip)

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It didn't change hands at Ponds Forge earlier this year did it? If so, it's gone to a good home :thumbsup:

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What about "This Is My Story" by Rev. George Morton? Recently picked this up. Strange record, still trying to find where it fits in my set....

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