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Antoine Diel & Sam Kuslan - In My Father's House (2016) {An21dlmusic}

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Antoine Diel & Sam Kuslan - In My Father's House (2016) {An21dlmusic}

Antoine Diel & Sam Kuslan - In My Father's House (2016) {An21dlmusic}
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© 2016 An21dlmusic, LLC | 190394388898
Spiritual / Traditional Gospel / Vocals / Piano

You’d be hard­-pressed to find an album in 2016 that mixes two distinct styles of Christian music so bravely, if not flawlessly. Antoine Diel is not only classically trained but a big Mahalia Jackson fan to boot, and his collaboration with Sam Kuslan’s storefront church organ and New Orleans masters–style piano makes for strange bedfellows indeed: an operatic take on European Christian standards on the one hand, and full­on black gospel with a strong Crescent City flavor on the other. The two styles don’t necessarily blend, but they do seem at home next to each other, largely because Diel, like his idol before him, knows the sweet spot between the two traditions. It’s no coincidence that he covers three Mahalia Jackson standards in “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” “It Don’t Cost Very Much” and “I’m Gonna Live the Life I Sing About in My Song.”

Roy Acuff - Sings American Folk Songs / Hand-Clapping Gospel Songs (1963) {2004 Ace Records CDCHD 999}

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Roy Acuff - Sings American Folk Songs / Hand-Clapping Gospel Songs (1963) {2004 Ace Records CDCHD 999}

Roy Acuff - Sings American Folk Songs / Hand-Clapping Gospel Songs (1963) {2004 Ace Records CDCHD 999}
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© 1963, 2004 Hickory Records / Ace Records | CDCHD 999
Country / Country Folk / Gospel / Traditional Country / Honky Tonk

UK twofer combines 'Sings American Folk Songs' & 'Hand-Clapping Songs' (both originally released in 1963), the country legends fifth & sixth albums for the Hickory label. Features 24 beautifully remastered tracks from original first-generation Hickory Records master tapes, making their CD debut. Includes 12-page booklet with extensive liner notes, photos & memorabilia. Two of Roy Acuff's 1963 albums, Sings American Folk Songs and Hand-Clapping Gospel Songs, are combined onto one disc on this CD reissue. Sings American Folk Songs was the third album that he recorded in the early '60s for his own Hickory label, and might be less essential than some of his other work from the era, simply because most of the songs are folk tunes rather than his own compositions. That doesn't automatically mean they're not of interest. But Acuff is simply a more distinctive talent when working with the country compositions of his own and others than he is as an interpreter of folk songs.

Irma Thomas - The Story Of My Life (1997)

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Irma Thomas - The Story Of My Life (1997)

Irma Thomas - The Story Of My Life (1997)
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New Orleans R&B, Blues, Soul | Label: Rounder | # CD 2149 | Time: 00:43:49

The Story of My LIfe stands out among latter-day Irma Thomas albums not only because she gives a consistently excellent performance, but because the record boasts three new songs from Dan Penn, who wrote some of the greatest soul songs of the '60s. While his new songs ("Hold Me While I Cry," "I Count the Teardrops," "I Won't Cry for You") aren't quite as strong as his best, they are nevertheless wonderful contemporary soul numbers, and they help make the record, the remainder of which is comprised of covers and slightly weaker new numbers, one of Thomas' best latter-day albums.

VA - Boogie Uproar: Gems From The Peacock Vaults (2014) 2CDs

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VA - Boogie Uproar: Gems From The Peacock Vaults (2014) 2CDs

VA - Boogie Uproar: Gems From The Peacock Vaults (2014) 2CDs
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Texas Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: One Day Music | # DAY2CD241 | Time: 02:16:39

The formation of Peacock Records in late 1949 dates back to an event nearly three years earlier when a young guitarist called Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown saw his chance to grab the spotlight - and took it with both hands! 'Gate' had never been backward in coming forward. When legendary bluesman T-Bone Walker fell ill in mid-performance, he leapt up, picked up the guitar left on the stage and started playing his own 'Gatemouth Boogie'. 15 minutes later a star was born. The owner of the club, Don Robey, ensured the young upstart put his autograph on a management contact. Robey would eventually found Peacock Records to release his music, and that's where the label's history starts.

Aretha Franklin - Aretha Gospel (1956) Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

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Aretha Franklin - Aretha Gospel (1956) Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

Aretha Franklin - Aretha Gospel (1956) Reissue 1991
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Gospel, Deep Soul | Label: MCA | # CHMD-91521 | Time: 00:31:38

Debut studio album by Great Aretha Franklin, Released in 1956 by JVB/Battle Records. The album was recorded live when Franklin was aged 14 at New Bethel Baptist Church, the church of her father Reverend C. L. Franklin. The album was originally issued on JVB LP 100 and Battle LP 6105. It is always known on Checker Records as Checker LPS-10009. Songs of Faith has been reissued many times under various names. It is known also as The Gospel Soul of Aretha Franklin, Aretha's Gospel, Precious Lord, You Grow Closer, Never Grow Old, and The First Album.

VA - The RPM Blues Story (2014) 2CDs

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VA - The RPM Blues Story (2014) 2CDs

VA - The RPM Blues Story (2014) 2CDs
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Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: One Day Music | # DAY2CD222 | Time: 02:06:41

RPM was a hip and happening label formed in LA, and was one of the several subsidiary labels of Modern Records who were the forerunner of ryhthm and blues. RPM quickly became associated with its biggest name, BB King, and then followed with names such as Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf and Willie Nix. The label was short-lived but this compilation catches RPM in its satisfying prime. This 2 CD set contains 40 original recordings from the RPM Records label, including titles from B.B. King, Lightnin' Hopkins, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson and many more. All tracks have been digitally remastered for optimum listening quality.

The Staple Singers - The First Family Of Gospel 1953-1961 (2019)

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The Staple Singers - The First Family Of Gospel 1953-1961 (2019)

The Staple Singers - The First Family Of Gospel 1953-1961 (2019)
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Soul, Gospel | Label: Jasmine Records

The Staple Singers are perhaps best remembered for their period recording for Stax Records in Memphis between 1968 and 1975, where they enjoyed a string of pop, soul and international hits. Here though Jasmine focus on the groups early recordings when they were strictly a religious group steeped in American Gospel traditions. Although the line-up was unusual for the time, male and female groups were not common in Gospel music then, they undoubtedly appealed to the huge number of migrants who had moved to Chicago from the rural south. 'Pops', as he was known, had a guitar style highly reminiscent of the Mississippi blues singers of the 1920s and 30s and the vocal arrangements that he gave the girls were also similar to those of the earliest jubilee style gospel groups of the pre-war years like the Golden Gate Quartet and The Charioteers. Here then are their famous early recordings as released by Vee Jay Records who continued to reissue their repertoire on LP for many years.

VA - Rhythm & Blues: Original Masters (2005) 10CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Rhythm & Blues: Original Masters (2005) 10CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - Rhythm & Blues: Original Masters (2005) 10CD Box Set
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Rhythm & Blues, Blues, Jump Blues, Boogie Woogie | Label: Membran | # 223007-321

10 CD Wallet Box featuring the best of late 40s/early 50s rhythm & blues, jump blues, boogie blues and just plain ol' blues.

New York Community Choir - New York Community Choir (1977) Expanded Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

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New York Community Choir - New York Community Choir (1977) Expanded Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

New York Community Choir - New York Community Choir (1977) Expanded Remastered 2013
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R&B, Gospel, Soul | Label: Funky Town Grooves/RCA/Sony | # FTG 330/88765481662

Gospel, arguably, has often been the "R" in R&B. A long list of soul icons, from Aretha Franklin to Gladys Knight to Otis Redding, The New York Community Choir is one of the most famous groups of gospel. They recorded many albums since 1970. First time it has ever been released on CD.The release will be expanded with 3 bonus tracks, 1 of which is a very rare non album cut Remastered from the ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES at Battery Studio s New York by Sony's Sean Brennan.

VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set
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Label: Sony Music | # 886977200922 | Time: 18:49:52
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Blues, Gospel, Blues-Rock

25 CD box set. Following the model of The Perfect Jazz Collection, this format comes in a cube lift off lid box, holding 25 original albums by 25 different artists. All original albums are replicated in mini jacket sleeves. This excellent value package, contains albums by legendary performers from the Blues genre ranging from 1951-2003; across some real classic albums, from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal, Etta James and many others.

Pop Tops - Mamy Blue (1971) {2008 Magic}

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Pop Tops - Mamy Blue (1971) {2008 Magic}

Pop Tops - Mamy Blue (1971) {2008 Magic}
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Genre: pop rock, soul, gospel

Mamy Blue is a 1971 album by Spanish pop/rock band The Pop Tops. This was remastered in 2008 by Magic, complete with bonus cuts.

VA - Blues With A Message (2005)

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VA - Blues With A Message (2005)

VA - Blues With A Message (2005)
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Blues, Folk-Blues | Label: Arhoolie | # CD 510 | Time: 01:13:22

Blues With a Message isn't just about lost love and the toils of specific lives, the blues (particularly within the folk-blues traditions) spent some time dealing with sociopolitical issues on the side, primarily before the rise of electric blues. Here, Arhoolie has compiled a set of pieces related to a surprisingly large number of issues. Among them: Minstrel shows, the mechanization of cotton farming, and its related exodus to the North, sharecropping, segregation, the Korean War, the influenza epidemic, the New Deal, civil rights movements, Chicago employment opportunities – all are given a song or two here. The music quality is roughly equivalent to many of the folk-blues recordings available, though the "big name" artists are largely absent from this one (Lightnin Hopkins does make an appearance singing about sharecropping, however). The songs are deliberately focused on the issues more than the music, but the music can still carry its soul. This one probably won't be on many highest-sales lists in the blues, but it's both historically important and musically enjoyable.

Various Artists - Cold War Countdown: Country Music Goes To War 1952-1972 (2019) {OMNI - 199}

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Various Artists - Cold War Countdown: Country Music Goes To War 1952-1972 (2019) {OMNI - 199}

Various Artists - Cold War Countdown: Country Music Goes To War 1952-1972 (2019) {OMNI - 199}
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© 1952-72, 2019 The Omni Recording Corporation | OMNI - 199
Country / Folk / Bluegrass / Gospel

From the people who brought you 'Hillbillies In Hell'. War, Patriotism, Pathos, Paranoia and Propaganda in the Country Music Experience. Vinyl Relics recovered from abandoned Fall-Out Shelters and excavated from beneath wastelands of Radioactive Rubble. Country Music Artefacts from the Cold War Era: Hyper-Patriotic Anthems, Delirious Cowpoke Agitprop Diatribes, Peacenik Protestations and Heartfelt Homefront Lamentations. Years in the making - 'Cold War Countdown' presents 28 tempestuous tirades of Red-Scare Pinko-Subversion, Iron Curtain-Clad Simian Freedom Fighters, Bearded Despots, Flower Power Fall-Out, the War Wizened, the Walking Wounded and Heart-Wrenching Fallen Heroes.

Various Artists - Hillbillies In Hell: Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974 - Tribulations (2019) {OMNI - 198}

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Various Artists - Hillbillies In Hell: Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974 - Tribulations (2019) {OMNI - 198}

Various Artists - Hillbillies In Hell: Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974 - Tribulations (2019) {OMNI - 198}
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© 1952-74, 2019 The Omni Recording Corporation | OMNI - 198
Country / Folk / World Music / Gospel / Hillbilly

Deep in the woods this smokey catalog of Nashville icons and hayseed misfits births 'Hillbillies In Hell: Tribulations' - a subterranean collection of deathly Nephilim, swampy graves, teenaged suicidal ideation, tormented Gospel tales, grisly mountain murders, craven lustmords, Apocalyptic visions and problematic parenting. Often originally waxed on microscopic labels and distributed in minuscule amounts, these troubled and sometimes forgotten troubadours sing of lustful homicides, masonic assassinations and Satan's perpetual slaves. Years in the making - 'Hillbillies In Hell: Tribulations' presents 32 testaments of timeless tribulations - sinful succubi, axe-wielding cuckolds, vengeful Hill-folk and the eternal quest for blistered redemption.

VA - Los Angeles Soul Volume 2: Kent-Modern's Black Music Legacy 1963-1972 (2019)

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VA - Los Angeles Soul Volume 2: Kent-Modern's Black Music Legacy 1963-1972 (2019)

VA - Los Angeles Soul Volume 2: Kent-Modern's Black Music Legacy 1963-1972 (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 285 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 163 Mb | 01:11:06
R'n'B, Soul, Funk, Gospel | Label: Ace Records, Kent Records

Authentic, occasionally obscure, but always groovy, West Coast soul. Southern blues abounds, while gospel and Motown’s influence are also present.