Holy Church Of The Ecstatic Soul - A Higher Power: Gospel, Funk & Soul at the Crossroads 1971-83 Soul Jazz Records Presents

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  • 1Satisfied03:07
  • 2Jesus Children Of America04:18
  • 3Trouble's Brewin'05:01
  • 4You Brought The Sunshine05:49
  • 5Let Your Feet Down Easy02:42
  • 6Jesus Is Coming03:50
  • 7If You Believe Your God Is Dead03:10
  • 8Is There Anybody Here?03:23
  • 9There's A Creator03:09
  • 10Nothing Can Stop Me Now02:57
  • 11Good Old Gospel Music04:31
  • 12Everything Is Gonna Be Alright03:07
  • 13Elijah02:33
  • 14Till I've Got This Feelin' Of Love03:45
  • 15The Upper Way03:23
  • 16Higher In Jesus' Love02:53
  • 17The Right Road Now03:06
  • Total Runtime01:00:44

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A really cool collection – one that's maybe best summed up by the word "ecstatic" in the title – as the package presents a blend of work from artists who easily skirt both the spiritual and secular side of soulful music, united together with a very joyous, uplifting vibe in their sound!

Soul Jazz Records’ Holy Church of the Ecstatic Soul: Gospel, Funk and Soul at the Crossroads 1971-83 draws upon the extensive links between black American gospel music and soul music, showing how the sensibilities of gospel artists such as Shirley Caeser, Dorothy Norwood, Andrae Crouch and others crossed over into secular soul music during this period.

Many of the most successful soul artists - from Aretha Franklin to Al Green, The Staple Singers to Sam Cooke - all drew upon their upbringing in the church for their musical inspiration. This album discusses how important the links between the black church and soul music were in creating soul music and spotlights some of the many important (and also little-known) gospel artists who walked this line between sacred music and soul, funk and disco in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Holy Church of the Ecstatic Soul shows how sacred gospel music was at home with Stevie Wonder, Blaxploitation-style funk and produced music celebrated both in New York’s underground discos (The Paradise Garage, Studio 54, etc) and later sampled by the likes of Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and Mary J Bilge.

"Curated with an obvious passion and sense of history, Holy Church of the Ecstatic Soul serves as the perfect intro to the funky spirituals that once served as the foundation for various schools of sound (Philly R&B, disco, soul) over the last 50 years" (The Wire)

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