MiDWEST GOSPEL (1965-1978) through Tompkins Sq. Information



LiSTEN! to Journey by Joanne & Sonny! 

This assortment of uncommon black gospel from the Midwest—that includes church congregations, basement recordings periods, household bands and kids’s choirs—is drawn collectively by two threads. The primary—hope—which holds quick and unchanging, even in probably the most making an attempt of circumstances. The second—circumstance—the way in which these recordings fell into the palms of producer, Ramona Stout, in Chicago on the daybreak of the Obama period, when she had nearly misplaced hope in her American Dream.

Over the course of 5 years (2006-2011) of vinyl hustling in Chicago’s South and West Sides, these 45s got here into Ramona’s palms, combined up in milk-crates stacked with Northern Soul, water-damaged jazz and Corridor & Oates LPs. After a lot journey and time, Ramona has articulated the spirit that drove this music ahead. On this assortment, she writes of this music and its relationship to the struggling communities the place the information have been discovered.

Sourced from exceedingly uncommon 45s—a lot of which have been vainness pressings of lower than 100 copies—all however one of many tracks discovered on this assortment seem for the primary time since their unique launch. Remastered by Grammy-winning producer Christopher King, these recordings have been resurrected for a brand new era of listeners. With artwork path by Grammy-winning graphic designer Susan Archie, this assortment is a tangible, immersive expertise within the struggles—the victories, the failures and the lingering hope—that outlined Chicago within the post-Civil Rights period.

No Different Love is a singular, impressionistic journey into music that expresses religion, despair and enthusiasm. It is usually a profound exploration of the very which means of hope.

All tracks utilized by permission.

Tracks :

1. It’s Going to Pay
Bro. Randy Wilson
2. I Need You to Assist Me
The Vacationers of Zion
3. No Different Love
Messiahs of Glory
4. Christmas in Heaven
Rev. H.H. Harrington
5. Attempt Jesus
Gospel Carolets
6. The Quantity
Questioning Gails
7. Journey
Joanne & Sonny
8. You Can’t Make It
The Georgia Brooks Singers
9. God is Utilizing Me
The Concord 5
10. Christ Rose
Rev. John Thomas and the New Christian Fellowship Church Choirs
11. Black Delight
Rev. H.H. Harrington
12. I’m Gonna Stand Nonetheless and Do My Grasp’s Will
Sunday Night time Service, New Residence Baptist Church
Rev. Mack McCollum w/ Mixed Choirs
13. Rocky Highway
Joanne & Sonny
14. Why
Sister Mary Lucas and The Harambee Singers of Sacred Coronary heart Faculty

No Different Love : Midwest Gospel (1965-1978)
Obtainable November 8, 2019
CD : TSQ 5661 / LP : TSQ5678
Distributed by INgrooves in NA, Cargo UK for Europe



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