Label: Big Legal Mess Records - BLM 0224 • Format: 3x, CD Album, Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Gospel
We must have been very good boys and girls this year to merit yet another multi-CD collection of out-of-print indie gospel recordings. Glassburner is one of the Christian Plea - Various - The Pitch/ Gusman Records Story and most generous gospel record collectors out there. He called on a coterie of collector friends from around the world to pull together as many Savannah, Georgia-based Pitch and Gusman 45 and LP releases as possible. After cleaning, the collection was organized into a three-CD set complete with an informative, illustrated booklet written by author and gospel music historian Alan Young.
Thanks to Big Legal Mess, the compilation is available commercially. He purchased the Pitch label, which had already released a half-dozen quartet recordings, including by the Golden Stars of Greenwood, SC, whose lead singer, Norris Turner, is the best-known artist represented in the collection. The songs on this disc crackle with the raw, palpable energy of dynamic, hair-raising quartet singing by groups such as the Golden Stars, Six Voices of Zion, and the True-Tone Singers.
In the liner No Place Cyclone - Gandalfs Fist - Road To Darkness, Young points to difficulties in fixing exact dates to some of the recordings.
His Spellbound - Dennis Brown - Spellbound is aurally evident when most of the recordings, including those identified as from the s, sound fifteen to twenty years older in style and sound fidelity. Some are, in fact, older; others are examples of how some groups stayed true to their old-school sound well after the Hawkins Revolution.
It is also ample proof for why John Glassburner and his co-producers deserve to be write-in candidates for a Grammy Award. Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Customized by BlueCanvas. Breaking News Homegoing Services for the Rev. Four of Five Stars. Previous: Kim Ruff — Ready to Live.
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