Various Artists - Turn It Loose, Ain't No Good: Savoy Gospel [1970 to 1979]
Exploring the Savoy discography from the Black Power era and the symbiotic relationship between traditional gospel and the then modern forms of funk, soul and jazz. All accompanied by an engaging full-sized booklet.
The second of three volumes surveying surely the mightiest Gospel label of them all. Sublime crossings of gospel with the soul, funk and jazz of the Black Power era. Twenty rapturous cuts dot dazzlingly between Muscle Shoals soul, screwed breakbeat, Mizells-style fusion, disco and proto-house. Triumphant re-workings of Sly Stone, Donny Hathaway, and Herbie Hancock's "Head Hunters" will have listeners throwing their pew cushions into the air. Drawn from hard-to-find 45s and LPs, hardly any of these recordings have been reissued since their first release.
+ Beautiful gatefold sleeve.
+ Full-sized booklet featuring rare photographs and original Savoy artwork.
Sound restoration and mastering at Abbey Road; pressed at Pallas. 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.
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