Daily Discovery - Shadrack b/w His Eye On The Sparrow by Norman Brooks - Uptempo Gospel 45 on S&N Records #1701
The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego is a new one on me. A cool story that sounds even better when set to some funky organ, guitar and a simple uptempo light drum beat. The rise and fall of smooth vocals that can really be heard when the break comes 3/4 of the way through the song. Gospel sweet Gospel with a touch of Soul.
Daily Discovery - I Done Got On The Right Road b/w Come On Up To Glory by Master Keys w/ lead J. Grayson - Gospel Northern Soul 45 on Co-Op Records #00
My, oh my! Awesome! Killer Los Angeles Gospel Northern Soul. The flip side, a Group Gospel Soul cut, is pretty darn good too! I wish you blessings today and everyday!
Daily Discovery - Power Of Love b/w Let's Get Together by STAPLE SINGERS Northern Soul b/w Funk 45 on Epic Records #10294
A little known Northern Soul dancer that gets the crowd moving. It's a sleeper because most people think of Gospel when they hear it's by the Staple Singers. This one creeps up on your soul and gets your heart pumping. From the same group that brought you the smash hit "I'll Take You There". Feel the power!
Daily Discovery - Jesus In My Life by The New Songbirds - Gospel Soul Lp on Kris Records #479
The New Songbirds, Whirlwind Lp
Side 1 - Whirlwind - Jesus In My Life - I'll Take Jesus - My Minds Made Up
Side 2 - He'll See You Through - So Glad I Found Jesus - I Got Religion - I'll Overcome One Day - It's Alright
Even though this record was recorded in the early to mid 70's, I hear an older gospel style with modern soul instrumentation. What makes me share this song? A strong lead vocal, a simple mid tempo rhythm, backed with the harmony that is gospel and soul together, which makes for an uplifting experience. This Los Angeles Gospel Soul group is comprised of Reverend Ben Colvin, Eddie Mae Colvin, Roy Fontaine, Jessie L. Riley, & Don Pierce.
Daily Discovery - What Will It Be Like by The Week Sisters - Mid Tempo Gospel Soul 45 on HSE Records #466. Flip side "He Touched Me". Memphis, Tennessee Southern Gospel. How sweet the sound!
Daily Discovery - Love Me Jesus by Gospel Crusaders - Los Angeles 1960's Gospel 45 on Hooks #1001 . Flip side is "God Is Still Working Miracles". If you don't believe, listen to these angels sing.
Daily Discovery - Well I Done Got Over It by Guitar Slim. Killer R&B at its finest from 1953. Specialty records was a Gospel, R&B, Blues, Doowop label out of Los Angeles. Specialty was started in the late 1940's and went on to release music all the way into the 1980's.
Daily Discovery - We're Working Hard by Highway Q.C.'s. Group Gospel at it's finest, right on the cusp of Group Soul. I love the vocal harmony even in the grunts and groans. Beautiful!