Various Artists | Turn It Loose, Ain't No Good: Savoy Gospel 1970-1979

Various Artists | Turn It Loose, Ain't No Good: Savoy Gospel 1970-1979


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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 Hancock’s Head Hunters will have listeners throwing their pew cushions into the air. Drawn from hard-tofind 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. Co-curated by Greg Belson, compiler of Divine Disco; with deep, extensive notes by Robert Marovich, author of A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music (University of Illinois), and host of the award-winning radio show Gospel Memories.

The Artistic Sounds - Give It Up
The Holy Lights Of Baltimore, MD - I’ll Be Satisfied
The Swan Silvertones - Trust II God
Gene Martin - A Little Bit Of Faith
Myrna Summers - Have A Talk With God
James Cleveland And The Southern California Community Choir - I Want To Thank You Master
Betty Hollins - What A Time (When All God’s Children Get Together)
The Metro Tones - Get Together
The World Wonders - He Made A Way
The Brooklyn Skyways - Dark Clouds
Sister Ida Maxey - Do Lord
The Thornes Trio - You Don’t Love God
Mildred Clark And The Melody-Aires - Hold On, I’m Coming
The Highway Q.C.s - If You Fail, Try Again
The Gospelaires Of Dayton, Ohio - What Will Tomorrow Bring
The Holy Lights Of Baltimore, MD - Keep On Singing
The Exciting Supreme Highlights - Drowning In The Sea Of Sin
James Moore - I Thank You Master
Prof. Charles Taylor And The Charles Taylor Sing Ers - Been Good To Me
The Brockington Ensemble - God Is God (He Won’t Change)