What can the collective musical genius of the abattoir recommend as a good old fashioned, uplifting, rousing hallelujah type Gospel Album ?
Mahalia Jacksons version of "Come Sunday" from this all time classic album is pretty extraordinary & v spiritual.
That's a great call Barry.
Is that one of your fairly huge collection of mostly shit albums Bob?
I did a class on Gospel music last year.A couple that come to mind are Mavis Staples, and Elvis did a bit of Gospel singing.More shortly, when I find my notes.
It is. First pressing too. Sounds like it is recorded on a crisp packet.
The one and only Aretha in full flow.
Thanks chaps, except @ICHM. I guess I was thinking more in the "Oh Happy Day" Gospel choir type vein.
Blind Boys of Alabama? I think Ben Harper did an album with them a few years ago that was ok
Definitely have a listen to Rosetta Tharpe. Genius.
If she's good enough for MLK she's good enough for me.
Well, a couple have already been mentioned; add Al Green, Sam Cooke, Fairfield Four, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Mahalia Jackson.
LP's(I'd love original copies of these)
Probably one of the better compilation LP's out therehttp://www.numerogroup.com/products/good-god-apocryphal-hymns
That's more like what I was looking for.
For those further interested, the story is told here.Including where a young Elvis Presley, amongst others, learnt part of their style.