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You Better Get Ready
Savoy Gospel 1978-1986
VINYL LP x 2
Volume three: seventeen gems of fierce funk, rapturous soul and transcendent disco and boogie, super-charged with celebration and affirmativeness, loaded with roaring choirs, rocking horns and popping bass guitars, from the years leading up to Savoy’s acquisition by Malaco.
Some seriously rare cuts here; for instance, the stupendous opener by Edith Moreno only appeared as a blank-label promo, in a tiny run.
Spot-glossed, gatefold sleeve, with gorgeous printed inners.
A1. Edith Moreno - Get Ready For Judgement Day
A2. World Wonders - The Cost of Living (Is Very High)
A3. The Helen Hollins Singers - He Gave It To Me
A4. Solomon Burke - I Know He Lives In Me
A5. The Gospelaires Of Dayton Ohio - God Helps Those Who Help Themselves
B1. Genobia Jeter - Things _Have Got To Get Better
B2. The Lady Lois Snead with the Interdemoninational Mass Choir of Atlanta, GA - I Found Out What You Mean To Me
B3. Charisma - Protected
B4. The Stan Lee Revue - Make Every Day Count
C1. The Sensational Williams Brothers - Sunday
C2. The Holy Lights Of Baltimore, MD - It's Getting Late
C3. The 4th Of May - Pass It On
C4. The World Wonders Of Birmingham, ALA - Ain’ t It Good To be Here
D1. James Cleveland And The Cleveland Singers - Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
D2. The Hollywood Stars - Come On Jesus
D3. The Steele Family - Show His Love
D4. Glenn Jones And The Modulations - It's All Right
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.