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Living the gospel gospel greats.
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : Universal Music Enterprises, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.
I'll take you there / The Staple Singers -- Mighty high / Mighty clouds of joy -- How I got over / Aretha Franklin -- No charge / Shirley Caesar -- Lord, don't move the mountain / Inez Andrews -- Jesus, you've been good to me / The Gospel Keynotes -- My soul has been anchored / Douglas Miller -- Oh, happy day / Edwin Hawkins Singers -- Everything's gonna be alright / Al Green -- Jesus is love / The Commodores -- Rough side of the mountain / Rev. F. C. Barnes and Rev. Janice Brown -- Soon and very soon / Andrae Crouch -- Tomorrow / The Winans -- I give you praise / The Richard Smallwood Singers -- I'm available to you / Rev. Milton Brunson & The Thompson Community Singers -- Goin' up yonder / W. Hawkins & The Love Choir.
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Music CD


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This Time/Life spiritual collection is essentially focused on post-Soul Stirrers gospel, after Sam Cooke helped that group revolutionize the style by mating it with pop production in the Big Bang of the gospel music universe. Accordingly, most of the tracks here are heavily oriented towards '60s/'70s soul sounds. Unless you just can't live without your Swan Silvertones fix, though, it's pretty hard to find anything to gripe about here. Of course the "Stairway to Heaven" of gospel, the Edwin Hawkins Singers' "Oh Happy Day" is here, but most of the selections, like the Staple Singers' funky "I'll Take You There" and Al Green's very '80s-sounding "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" could fit just as comfortably on any secular R&B compilation. Even pop artists you don't usually think of as gospel mavens get their licks in, as with the Commodores' ballad "Jesus is Love."