„Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal” Various Artists, 2LP
„Gospel funk” lays its claim to genre only in the way that „deep soul” or „acid folk” do, as categories created by collectors and enthusiasts, ways of defining subsections within subsections. No label, artist, or producer focused strictly on funky gospel music; rather, a couple hundred groups kept a funkier number in their repertoire, then cut a budget gospel record. From Canadian Trevor Dandy’s Don’t Cry Little Tree long-player comes the laid-back „Is There Any Love”… or check out how Sam Taylor might’ve opened his own soul-stirred Jesus Christ Superstar on „Heaven on Their Minds.” Your pilgrimage begins here.