Sunday, January 28, 2018

Lord Have Mercy - The Soulful Gospel of Checker Records

"A much-needed look at an under-exposed side of the legendary Chess Records – the label's incredible run of gospel records, most of which were every bit as great as their Chicago soul sessions! This package is the first to really dig into that rich history – and has a wonderful focus on the grittier, funkier, groovier side of the label's catalog – served up here in a mix of rare album tracks, from records that have never been reissued – plus more stunners from funky 45s, most of which have been overlooked by soul collectors over the years. And yes, there's a spiritual message to these tracks, but it's often delivered with a very secular style – both in the vocals and instrumentation – as you'll hear on "Lord Keep Me Day By Day" by The Gospel Six, "Trying To Get Ready" by The Violinaires, "Soon I Will Be Done" by East St Louis Gospelettes, "Please Lord" by The Messiahs Of Glory, "Crying Pity & A Shame" by Salem Travelers, "It's So Good To Be Alive" by The William Singers, "Troubles" by Estella Burke, "The Whole World Is Watching" by Charlie Brown, "Same Old Bag" by Stevie Hawkins, and "Bless Me" by The Inspirational Singers.  © 1996-2018, Dusty Groove, Inc."

9 comments:

KingCake said...

http://www.mediafire.com/file/kiqcepqzjj1zvfr/LHM.rar

Preslives said...

Great! Thanks, KC

muddyw123 said...

Great indeed!

Moe said...

Thanks for this!!

Christophe said...

Many thanks Kingcake, great, great tunes on this compil ! Just a shame : no indications about dates of recordings sessions. So I just had to find tem one by one on the net !

Lil'ol'lady said...

Wow! What a great compilation! Thank you for sharing it,KingCake. IMHO, gospel is always funky and is always appreciated.

Anton Lijs said...

Another Goodie !

maltshophop said...

Thank-you very much for this wonderful album KingCake. Regards Peter

Brush&Stick said...

Thank you! Haven't heard a lot of Gospel from Checker.

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