Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal

Numero
  • CD NUM010CD£17.99
    Out of stock
  • 2×LP NUM010LP£21.99
    Out of stock
  • 1. Preacher and the Saints – Jesus Rhapsody
  • 2. 5 Spiritual Tones – Bad Situation
  • 3. Mighty Walker Brothers – God Been Good to Me
  • 4. Masonic Wonders – I Call Him
  • 5. Mighty Voices of Wonder – I Thank The Lord
  • 6. Voices of Conquest – O Yes My Lord
  • 7. Gospel Comforters – Jesus Will Help Me
  • 8. Horace Family – God Will Dry My Weeping Eye
  • 9. Trevor Dandy – Is There Any Love
  • 10. Sam Taylor – Heaven On Their Minds
  • 11. Triumphs – We Don't Love Enough
  • 12. Brother John Witherspoon – That's Enough
  • 13. Shackleford SIngers – God is All Over Me
  • 14. Cliff Gober – A Poor Wayfaring Stranger
  • 15. Universal Jubileers – Childhood Days
  • 16. Modulations – This Old World is Going Down
  • 17. Apostles of Music – Look Where He Brought Us
  • 18. La Vice and Company – Thoughs Were the Days

Superb collection of soaring gospel funk lovingly compiled by the excellent Numero label! Lavishly packaged in a slipcase featuring loads of notes and photos, this is really superb stuff! The best release yet from Numero! Highly recommended! 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. Hip-hop producers have scoured record stores for sample-worthy breaks for decades, so unearthing new funk and soul requires real digging. These reissue releases prove that stirring songs exist in the most unorthodox places. While gospel tradition provided much of the raw material for R&B and funk, few songs from those genres crackled with the Bible-thumping power of those found on Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal. Powerful and preachy music that marries the Lord's message with the Devil's grooves, this stuff could pack pews sevens days a week.

People also bought

Eccentric SoulThe Deep City LabelNumero
More deep soul rarities from the unstoppable Numero reissue label! The mid-1960s soul explosion left no metropolis untouched, with each eruption attaching...
Benji B PresentsA Space OdysseyTriple 5 Soul
BACK IN STOCK !!!  Exclusive to Sounds of the Universe!! We are pleased to offer this BRILLIANT new mix CD from Benji B inspired by the best ever...
  • CD£10.99
    Out of stock
Eccentric SoulThe Prix LabelNumero
When Numero's first album, Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label, was issued in 2004, it was lauded as Columbus, Ohio's answer to Motown. To the outside world,...
  • CD£17.99
    Out of stock
  • 2×LP£23.99
    Out of stock
 
     
      The Pointer SistersThe Pointer Sisters (1973)Blue Thumb
      "Yes We Can Can"...ESSENTIAL rare-groove classic! Original Usa gatefold vinyl. 
      • Original LP£12.00
        Out of stock
      Donna SummerLove To Love You Baby (1975)GTO Records
      Ground-breaking electronic disco produced by Pete Bellotte and Giorgio Moroder in Munich and featuring the 17-minute erotic epic that is the title song....
      • Original LP£8.99
        Out of stock
      Eccentric SoulThe Young DisciplesNumero
      Great compilation of mega-rare soul from an obscure late 60s/70s collective, issued on the Numero label! Hailing from East St. Louis, The Young Disciples...
      Steel an' SkinReggae Is Here Once AgainEm Records
      Excellent reissue of late 1970 and early '80s recordings by the London-based Steel an Skin steel drum band! This is truly excellent stuff - a wicked...
      Sun RaLanquidityPhilly Jazz
      The best Sun Ra album! Super-deep, funky odd-ball jazz with spooky whispered vocals! Cult classic deep experimental jazz with an outer-space alien groove!...
      • Reissue LP£9.99
        Out of stock
      Love UnlimitedUnder The Influence Of Love Unlimited (1973)20th Century Records
      Includes the rare groove classic "Under The Influence Of Love" and Barry White's "Love's Theme"!
      The S.O.S. BandToo (1981)Tabu
      Disco boogie funk, 1981.
      • Original LP£9.00
        Out of stock
      Jean-Claude VannierL'enfant Assassin Des MouchesFinders Keepers
      Finders Keepers' flagship release from Serge Gainsbourg's right hand man Jean-Claude Vannier. An epic psych-rock opera which brings to life a skeletal...
      • CD£10.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      • LP£16.99
        Out of stock
      Gaslamp KillerI Spit on Your GraveLow End theory
      --------------BACK IN STOCK-------------- ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE MIXES OF THE YEAR RETURNS... Great limited new release from the man on everyones's lips...
      • CD£9.99
        Out of stock
      CortijoCortijo Y Su Maquina Del Tiempo - And His Time MachineCoco
      AMAZING experimental Latin Jazz LP! This is an essential purchase for lovers of leftfield 1970s jazz with a latin groove! Very highly recommended!
      Voices of the Civil Rights MovementBlack American Freedom Songs 1960-1966smithsonian folkways
      This super double-CD reissue documents a central aspect of the cultural environment of the Civil Rights Movement, acknowledging songs as the language that...
      Wayfaring StrangersLadies from the CanyonNumero
      Very highly recommended compilation of super-rare self-released private press and little label 1970s US female folk! This is absolutely gorgeous music...
      • CD£17.99
        Out of stock
      Princess NicotineFolk And Pop Sounds Of Myanmar (Burma) Vol. 1Sublime Frequencies
      *Limited edition gatefold LP*The first true collection of folk and pop sounds from Burma from the ever-brilliant Sublime Frequencies imprint! A distinctive...
      • LP£21.99
        Out of stock
      Studio One StoryStudio One Story Soul Jazz Records
      Soul Jazz Records’ feature-length documentary/CD/Book ‘Studio One Story’ is being re-released on 1 August 2011, and is also available...
      • PAL DVD/CD/Book£17.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      • NTSC DVD/CD/Book£17.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      • PAL DVD/2×LP/Insert£17.99
        Out of stock
      • NTSC DVD/2×LP/Insert£17.99
        Out of stock
      • NTSC DVD£9.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      • PAL DVD £9.99
        Out of stock
      • New 2×LP £14.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      • MP3 Release£7.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
       
        Nora DeanAngie La LaTreasure Isle
        BACK IN STOCK!! welcome repress of this awesome tune which originally was a b-side!!  highly recommended, buy before it disappears again. back to...
        • 7"£4.99
          Out of stock
        Eighties LadiesLadies Of The 80'sUniversal Sound
        Soul Jazz are issuing this seminal super-rare rare-groove album produced by Roy Ayers originally released on his own Uno Melodic label in 1980. This...
        • CD£11.99
          Out of stock
        • LP£13.99
          Out of stock
        Sadar BaharPresents: Soul In The Hole (Reissue)BBE
        Cult Chicago DJ Sadar Bahar reveals some of his best kept secrets on this killer 14-track compilation for BBE.   A journey into funk, soul, boogie...
        • 2×LP£21.99
          Out of stock
        Disco SpectrumVolume OneBBE
        ESSENTIAL!! Top banana 100% brilliant compilation of disco and boogie rarities from BBE! You need this album! Buy! Buy! Buy!
        • 2×CD£11.99
          Out of stock
        Doug CarnRevelationBlack Jazz
         Wicked funky jazz from the Black Jazz label's keyboard great, featuring strident vocals from Doug's wife Jean Carn(e), predating her Philly disco...
        • Reissue LP£10.99
          Out of stock
        • CD£12.99
          Out of stock