Sunday, April 3, 2011

Soul, Gospel, Ears

Anyone who appreciates soul, or enjoys gospel music, or...pretty much anyone who has ears to hear with...should check out this article on Soul & Gospel from Sir Shambling's Deep Soul Heaven. The authors discuss the mutual influences between the styles of music and give a bunch of examples of gospel groups covering or adapting hit soul songs for sanctified purposes. There's samples (low fidelity, but complete tracks) of some really amazing, intense music. The Mississippi Nightingales' version of Devil Ride is awesome--certainly something you could play at a blues/soul latenight. Plus there's a version of Wade in the Water that you could spring on folks next time you get a request for it. Sit back and ask "What??!? You asked for this one--why aren't you dancing?"

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