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Various - Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal

Gospel Funk Hymnal
best of 2006Various - Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal
(CD/2xLP) Numero Group NUM010, 2006-08-29

Tracklisting :
01. Jesus Rhapsody Part I - Preacher & the Saints
02. Bad Situation - 5 Spiritual Tones
03. God Been Good To Me - Mighty Walker Brothers
04. I Call Him - Masonic Wonders
05. I Thank The Lord - Mighty Voices of Wonder
06. O Yes My Lord - Voices of Conquest
07. Jesus Will Help Me - Gospel Comforters
08. God Will Dry My Weeping E... - Horace Family
09. Is There Any Love - Trevor Dandy
10. Heaven On Their Minds - Sam Taylor
11. We Don't Love Enough - Triumphs
12. That's Enough - Brother John Witherspoon
13. God Is All Over Me - Shackleford Singers
14. A Poor Wayfaring Stranger - Cliff Gober
15. Childhood Days - Universal Jubileers
16. This Old World Is Going Down - Modulations
17. Look Where He Brought Us From - Apostles of Music
18. Those Were The Days - LaVice & Company

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Press Release :
Good God! explores the re-entry of the profane funk into the sacred sound during a unique moment in gospel music. Completing the circular journey of the hallowed rhythm, the tracks featured here are the sanctified message passed through the earthly delights of the groove. Bear witness to the union of unholy drums and a twenty person choir in the form of Detroit's Voices of Conquest. Or travel down-river to Ecorse, Michigan, where the Revival studio still stands, one-time home to the Mighty Walker Brothers, the Apostles of Music, and the Mighty Voices of Wonder. Top it off by having your mind blown by the sound of fire & brimstone set to congas by LaVice & Company, taken from a musical performed in a church basement. You too will become a true believer in the gospel funk!

A collection of this nature can only exist in hindsight. “Gospel Funk” is a genre in the same way that deep soul or acid folk are, created by collectors and enthusiasts as a way to define a subsection of another genre. There aren't any labels, artists, or producers that focused strictly on funky gospel music; rather, there were a couple hundred groups that had a funkier number in their repertoire. The Numero Group has spent the last year scouring LPs and 45s for tracks that fit this bill, and have collected 18 standouts from this newly minted genre. The album is a mix of primitive choirs, spacious breaks, congas, elderly rappers impersonating the devil, cast recordings, thumping bass, and JB impressionists, all with a heavy slathering of gospel gravy.

Featured artists include by Shackleford Singers, Five Spiritual Tones, Trevor Dandy, Gospel Comforters, Voices of Conquest, Sam Taylor, LaVice & Company, Masonic Wonders, Brother John Witherspoon, Triumphs, Universal Jubileers, Apostles of Music, Modulations, Mighty Voices of Wonder, Mighty Walker Brothers, Horace Family, Preacher & The Saints, and Cliff Gober.


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