Various Artists

A Stranger I May Be: Savoy Gospel 1954-1966 (HJRLP079)

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A Stranger I May Be: Savoy Gospel 1954-1966

Various Artists

Honest Jons

HJRLP079

LPS 169000

HJRLP079

JAZZ

2

LP 24,78 €

2LP GATEFOLD EDITION

PRESSED AT PALLAS

The first of three volumes surveying surely the mightiest Gospel label of them all. Stomping, rollicking gospel music, intermingling with raw soul, searing blues, hard-rocking doo-wop and jazz, and storming R&B. Infused and incandescent with the hurting, surging indignation of the Civil Rights movement, here are twenty-four precious scorchers by giants like the Staple Singers and Jimmy Scott, alongside devastating sides by less celebrated names like the Harmonizing Five of Burlington, North Carolina, and teen-group the North Philadelphia Juniors, culminating triumphantly with slamming, sanctified versions of "Hit The Road Jack" and "Wade In The Water".

Drawn from nigh-impossible-to-find 78s, sevens 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.

ARTISTS & TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Famous Ward Singers ..... I'm Getting Richer
  • A2. The Harmonizing Five ..... I Don't Need Nobody But The Lord
  • A3. The Sensational Six ..... Let Freedom Ring
  • A4. The Gospel Harmonettes Specials ..... How Much More
  • A5. The Christones ..... Lord, It's Me
  • A6. The Staple Singers ..... Low Is The Way
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Swindell Brothers ..... Trouble Of Mine
  • B2. The Roberta Martin Singers ..... I'm Glad I'm A Witness For My Lord
  • B3. Jimmy Scott ..... Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
  • B4. Shirley Caesar & The Caravans ..... He First Loved Me
  • B5. The Blind Boys Of Alabama ..... On Some Day
  • B6. The Hightower Brothers ..... He That Believed
  • SIDE C
  • C1. North Philadelphia Juniors ..... There's Something Within Me
  • C2. The Selah Singers ..... The Wicked Race
  • C3. The Ward Singers ..... Let The Train Roll Easy
  • C4. The Stars Of Faith ..... Mean Old World
  • C5. Marion Williams ..... Get Your Business Right
  • C6. The Gospel Cavaliers ..... Are You Listening
  • SIDE D
  • D1. The Caravans ..... Mercy
  • D2. Eddie Williams & The Crusaders ..... They Won't Believe Me
  • D3. The Davis Sisters ..... Earnestly Praying
  • D4. The Gospel Chimes ..... My Jesus Love Just Bubbles Over
  • D5. The Angelic Gospel Choir ..... It's The Holy Ghost
  • D6. The Angelic Choir ..... Wade In The Water