Turn It Loose Ain’t No Good Savoy Gospel 1970-1979 VINYL LP x 2 HJRLP080

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Turn It Loose, Ain’t No Good
Savoy Gospel 1970-1979



The second volume brings 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.

Full-size booklet; beautifully designed, with stunning, rare photographs and original Savoy artwork.
A1. The Artistic Sounds - Give It Up
A2. The Holy Lights of Baltimore, MD -  I'll Be Satisfied
A3. The Swan Silvertones - Trust In God
A4. Gene Martin - A Little Bit Of Faith
A5. Myrna Summers - Have A Talk With God
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
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 Q.C.s - If You Fail, Try Again
C5. The Gospelaires Of Dayton, Ohio - What Will Tomorrow Bring
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)
An extensive, sumptuous survey of surely the mightiest Gospel label of them all, Savoy.

Drawn from nigh-impossible-to-find 78s, sevens, twelves and LPs, hardly any of these recordings - perhaps none - have been reissued since their first release.

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.

Sound restoration and mastering at Abbey Road; vinyl pressed at Pallas.