Various Artists

Turn It Loose, Ain’t No Good: Savoy Gospel 1970-79 (HJRLP080)

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Turn It Loose, Ain’t No Good: Savoy Gospel 1970-79

Various Artists

Honest Jons


LPS 168999




LP 24,78 €



The second of three volumes surveying surely the mightiest Gospel label of them all. Sublime crossings of gospel with the soul, funk and jazz of the Black Power era.

Twenty rapturous cuts dot dazzlingly between Muscle Shoals soul, screwed breakbeat, Mizells-style fusion, disco and proto-house. Triumphant re-workings of Sly Stone, Donny Hathaway and Herbie Hancocks Head Hunters will have listeners throwing their pew cushions into the air. Drawn from hard-to-find 45s and LPs, hardly any of these recordings have been reissued since their first release.

Presented in a gatefold sleeve, with full-size booklet; beautifully designed, with stunning, rare photographs and original Savoy artwork. Sound restoration and mastering at Abbey Road; pressed at Pallas


  • SIDE A
  • A1. The Artistic Sounds ..... Give It Up
  • A2. The Holy Lights Of Baltimore, MD ..... I'll Be Satisfied
  • A3. The Swan Silvertone ..... Trust In God
  • A4. Gene Martin ..... A Little Bit Of Faith
  • A5. Myrna Summers ..... Have A Talk With God
  • SIDE B
  • B1. James Cleveland And The Southern California Community Choir ..... I Want To Thank You Master
  • B2. Betty Hollins ..... What A Time (When All God's Children Get Together)
  • B3. The Metro Tones ..... Get Together
  • B4. The World Wonders ..... He Made A Way
  • B5. The Brooklyn Skyways ..... Dark Clouds
  • SIDE C
  • C1. Sister Ida Maxey ..... Do Lord
  • C2. The Thornes Trio ..... You Don't Love God
  • C3. Mildred Clark And The Melody-Aires ..... Hold On, I'm Coming
  • C4. The Highway QC's ..... If You Fail, Try Again
  • C5. The Gospelaires Of Dayton, Ohio ..... What Will Tomorrow Bring
  • SIDE D
  • D1. The Holy Lights Of Baltimore, MD ..... Keep On Singing
  • D2. The Exciting Supreme Highlights ..... Drowning In The Sea Of Sin
  • D3. James Moore ..... I Thank You Master
  • D4. Prof. Charles Taylor and The Charles Taylor Singers ..... Been Good To Me
  • D5. The Brockington Ensemble ..... God Is God (He Won't Change)