Sunday, January 28, 2018

Bless The People Everywhere - Gospel Funk of Peacock & Songbird

"The famous Duke/Peacock label was one of the most important forces in gospel music during the 50s and early 60s – home to some of the hippest, most soul-drenched acts – especially the male vocal groups that were helping transform the genre, and pave the way for lots of soul artists to come! Yet by the time of these sides, Peacock was also picking up a lot of influence back from soul music too – using funky currents to help sell a spiritual message – all at a level that never got in the way of the vocals at all, and in face only seemed to inspire the singers with a more righteous sound overall! Once the label merged with ABC Records in the early 70s, things got even cooler and groovier – but even on the cuts before those numbers, there's a funky soul vibe that resonates throughout this collection – and makes the whole thing one of the most badass gospel sets we've ever stocked. Titles include "Where Could I Go" by Pilgrim Outlets, "Try Again" by The Loving Sisters, "Generation Gap" by Paul Owens & The Capital City Star Singers, "Something For Nothing" by Carl Bean & Universal Love, "This Is Not The First Time I've Been Last" by Inez Andrews, "Voo Doo Ism" by Spirit Of Memphis, "Bless The People Everywhere" by Liz Dargan & The Gospelettes, "What's Wrong With People Today" by The Sensational Williams Brothers, "Games People Play" by The Salem Travelers, "Living A Saved Life Now" by Josh Albert Hailey, and "Crying Won't Help" by Pilgrim Jubilees.  © 1996-2018, Dusty Groove, Inc."

8 comments:

KingCake said...

http://www.mediafire.com/file/dodosuooopxdjze/Bless_tpe%2C_mp3.rar

RickB said...

KC, many thanks! It has been a while since I was able to visit, and here is a fresh new Sunday gospel service!
Appreciative of the years of fantastic music shared by all of you here.

Moe said...

Thanks i love Gospel Funk and Soul!

Lil'ol'lady said...

Yet another fabulous, foot-tapping, goose bump producing wonder. With deep appreciation......

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Anton Lijs said...

Thank You !

Brush&Stick said...

Thank you!

rontokyo said...

I'm not as familiar with the late-era Peacock gospel titles as I am with the early stuff. So this should be an education :-). Thanks.

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