VARIOUS - A Stranger I May Be: Savoy Gospel 1954 to 1966 - 2LP - Vinyl

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VARIOUS - A Stranger I May Be: Savoy Gospel 1954 to 1966 - 2LP - Vinyl

VARIOUS - A Stranger I May Be: Savoy Gospel 1954 to 1966 - 2LP - Vinyl



VARIOUS – A Stranger I May Be: Savoy Gospel 1954 to 1966

2LP – Black Vinyl

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. Co-curated by Greg Belson, compiler of Divine DiscoA City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music (University of Illinois), and host of the award-winning radio show Gospel Memories.


LP 1: Famous Ward Singers - I’m Gettng Richer / The Harmonizing Five - I Don’t Need Nobody But The Lord / The Sensational Six - Let Freedom Ring / The Gospel Harmonettes Specials - How Much More / The Christones - Lord, It’s Me / The Staple Singers - Low Is The Way / Swindell Brothers - Trouble Of Mine / The Roberta Martin Singers - I’m Glad I’m A Witness For My Lord / Jimmy Scott - Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child / Shirley Caesar And The Caravans - He First Loved Me / The Blind Boys of Alabama - On Some Day / The Hightower Brothers - He That Believed

LP 2: North Philadelphia Juniors - There’s Something Within Me / The Selah Singers -The Wicked Race / The Ward Singers - Let The Train Roll Easy / The Stars of Faith - MeanOld World / Marion Williams - Get Your Business Right / The Gospel Cavaliers - Are You Listening / The Caravans - Mercy / Eddie Williams and the Crusaders - They Won’t Believe In Me / The Davis Sisters - Earnestly Praying / The Gospel Chimes - My Jesus Love Just Bubbles Over / The Angelic Gospel Choir - It’s The Holy Ghost / The AngelicChoir - Wade In The Water

LABEL: Honest Jons


BARCODE: 769791977389