Thursday, February 17, 2011
V/A: Shades of Gospel Soul (Motown, MS 701)
Shades of Gospel Soul is a fairly rare gospel record released by Motown back in 1969. This compilation features strong vocal outings from The Gospel Stars, The Wright Specials & Columbus Mann of Detroit, Michigan. The first couple of tracks, in-particular, are big winners. Just check the audio sample...Recommended!
Download: (V/A) Shades of Gospel Soul (MS 701)
A1 The Gospel Stars - Give God A Chance
A2 The Wright Specials - Pilgrim Of Sorrow
A3 Columbus Mann - Hush Children Hush
A4 The Gospel Stars - Have You Any Time For Jesus
A5 The Wright Specials - Ninety-Nine And A Half
B1 The Gospel Stars - He Lifted Me
B2 Columbus Mann - I'll Never Turn Back No More
B3 The Wright Specials - I Won't Go Back
B4 The Gospel Stars - Lamb At The Altar
B5 Columbus Mann - (They) Shall Be Mine
*This post is noteworthy, also, because its my very first use of the ClickRepair & De-Noise filters, which came to me via a recent recommendation from Mietek. Let me assure you, those programs have made a HUGE improvement in the quality of my most recent vinyl rips. Ever since my super-annoying technical troubles a few weeks prior, I've become a bit less satisfied with the sound of my vinyl offerings. I ended up having to change my receiver's line-out from an RCA to a headphone-jack to circumvent a grounding buzz that had developed. The end result, though, was more snap, crackle & drag from the stylus. So, thanks so much Mietek! My records sound better than ever. After a few more new posts this month, I may go back and re-up some previous posts with improved versions. I'd also be happy to take suggestions on which ones to prioritize, if any of you have 'em.