Various Artists

A Stranger I May Be: Savoy Gospel [1954 to 1966] [LP version]

£21.99
  • Various Artists - A Stranger I May Be: Savoy Gospel [1954 to 1966] [LP version]
23rd October 2020 / 2LP / Honest Jon's

Various Artists

A Stranger I May Be: Savoy Gospel [1954 to 1966] [LP version]

£21.99

An expansive look at a prominent decade from Savoy Gospel's discography, exhibited across 2 LPs and a full-sized booklet.

The first of three volumes surveying surely the mightiest Gospel label of them all. Stomping, rollicking gospel music, intermingling with raw soul, searing blues, hard-rocking doo-wop and jazz, and storming R&B. Infused and incandescent with the hurting, surging indignation of the Civil Rights movement, here are twenty-four precious scorchers by giants like the Staple Singers and Jimmy Scott, alongside devastating sides by less celebrated names like the Harmonizing Five of Burlington, North Carolina, and teen-group the North Philadelphia Juniors, culminating triumphantly with slamming, sanctified versions of "Hit The Road Jack" and "Wade In The Water".

+ Beautiful gatefold sleeve

+ Full-size booklet featuring rare photographs and original Savoy artwork. 

+ Drawn from nigh-impossible-to-find 78s, sevens and LPs, hardly any of these recordings have been reissued since their first release.

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.

Format /2LP
Released /23rd October 2020
Catalogue / HJRLP079
Barcode / 769791977389
Artist / Various Artists
Label /Honest Jon's
Genre / Compilations
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