The Gospel Truth – the complete singles collection – v/a 2cd/3lp
€ 22,90 – € 59,90 incl. btw
The Gospel Truth was de jaren ’70 gospel tak van Stax Records. Het Craft Recordings label brengt alle lp’s die op het label verschenen allemaal opnieuw uit maar alleen digitaal.
Daarnaast verschenen er een hoop singles op Gospel Truth en die worden dus in fysieke vorm heruitgebracht middels deze 2cd/3lp release.
‘Craft Recordings honors the music of The Gospel Truth Records, a subsidiary of Stax Records, with the first-ever complete collection of all 34 singles issued by the imprint between 1972 and 1974. The compilation features in-depth liner notes by Jared Boyd, a Memphis-based journalist and NPR radio host, who captured new interviews with Stax Records executive Al Bell, trailblazing gospel artist Rance Allen, and Mary Peak Patterson, who helped establish the label. The Gospel Truth stands as an essential part of Stax’s enduring legacy and marks a landmark moment in gospel music history.
But what separated Gospel Truth from other labels in the genre was that it made its music accessible to everyone. With his sharp eye for talent, Clark paired down-home, traditional gospel musicians with raw, revolutionary artists that adopted the conventions of rock, funk and soul, creating a sound that resonated with a hip, ’70s audience. The music, sermons and other recordings included in the Gospel Truth canon, while left for several decades as either a distant memory for many involved or a relic for collectors to behold, holds up today as a collection of enduring importance. As Stax put it in the initial press materials for the imprint, “After all, it doesn’t matter if you listen to gospel quietly…snap your fingers…sing along…or to dance to it, as long as you get the message.”
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Verwacht rond 11 december.
[de 3lp doen we vanwege de prijs alleen op bestelling]