Various Artists

The Gospel Soul Of Detroit

Detroit Gospel Reissue Project

Released: 15th September 2017

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A deep deep dig into the Detroit gospel scene – one that goes way farther than the bigger work by artists like CL Franklin and his famous daughters – and which instead looks at the wealth of work circulating on labels that mostly only issued 45rpm recordings! The music here is wonderful – a real revelation, from a city that had countless churches that each prided themselves on top-shelf singing groups to deliver the message on a Sunday morning – most of them artists who were also drinking deep from the same local brew that produced more famous Detroit soul at the time! Production on most of these tracks is mighty lean – leaving the vocals right up front in the mix, often driven by a few key instrumental elements – and titles include "Lord I Want You To Move" by Sensational Pontiac Spiritual Singers, "Save Me Jesus" by Gospel Blue Jays, "Another Soldier Gone" by Detroit Motor City Singers, "Have You Tried Jesus" by The Trumpelettes, "Been To The Water" by The Shackleford Singers, "My Captain" by The Pure Heart Travelers, and "Pressing On" by The Silver Harps. (Limited to 450 copies.)