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Soul Jazz Records Presents - Holy Church Of The Ecstatic Soul – A Higher Power: Gospel, Funk & Soul At The Crossroads 1971-83 (Red Vinyl, RSD 2023)

Soul Jazz Records Presents - Holy Church Of The Ecstatic Soul – A Higher Power: Gospel, Funk & Soul At The Crossroads 1971-83 (Red Vinyl, RSD 2023)

Format: LP

UPC: 5026328305226

Release Date: 04/22/23

Condition: N

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Event: RECORD STORE DAY 2023
Release Date: 4/22/2023
Format: 2 x LP
Label: Soul Jazz Records
Quantity: 1000
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release 

Soul Jazz Records’ new Holy Church of the Ecstatic Soul: Gospel, Funk and Soul at the Crossroads 1971-83 is a one-off limited-edition heavyweight red vinyl pressing + download code exclusively for Record Store Day 2023.The album draws upon the extensive links between Black American Gospel music and Soul music, showing how the sensibilities of gospel artists such as Shirley Caesar, Dorothy Norwood, Andraé 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 Staples 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, 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 and 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 Blige.

A1. Andraé Crouch & The Disciples - Satisfied (3.07)
A2. Shirley Caesar - Jesus Children Of America (4.19)
A3. The Meditation Singers - Trouble's Brewin' (5.01)

B1. The Clark Sisters - You Brought The Sunshine (5.49)
B2. Dorothy Norwood - Let Your Feet Down Easy (2.42)
B3. Shirley Caesar - Jesus Is Coming (3.50)
B4. Swan Silvertones - If You Believe Your God Is Dead (3.11)

C1. The Alvin Darling Ensemble - Is There Anybody Here? (3.24)
C2. Roscoe Robinson - There's A Creator (3.10)
C3. Destiny - Nothing Can Stop Me Now (2.57)
C4. The Meditation Singers - Good Old Gospel Music (4.32)
C5. Keith Barrow - Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (3.07)

D1. Roscoe Robinson - Elijah (2.33)
D2. Dyson's Faces - Till I've Got This Feelin' Of Love (3.45)
D3. The Violinaires - The Upper Way (3.24)
D4. Leomia Boyd and The Gospel Music Makers - Higher In Jesus' Love (2.53)
D5. Keith Barrow - The Right Road Now (3.06) 

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GRADING

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New (N) (Not typically included in the Goldmine Standard)
New records are purchased directly from the label, distributor, or registered wholesaler. Records are still sealed. Jackets may have slight shelf wear, but media has never been played.
Mint (M)
Still sealed. Never played. No observable flaws.  Items have been purchased secondhand.
Near Mint (NM)
A Near Mint (NM) record will play perfectly, with no imperfections during playback. The record should show no obvious signs of wear.
The cover (and any additional packaging) has no creases, folds, seam splits, cut-out holes, or other noticeable defects.
Very Good Plus (VG+)
A Very Good Plus (VG+) record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
Defects should be more of a cosmetic nature, not affecting the actual playback as a whole. Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches.
The disc and LP cover may have slight signs of wear, and may be gently marred by spindle marks, paper scuffs, wrinkled corners, etc.
Very Good (VG)
Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be evident, but will not overpower the music. Disc may have light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound.
Labels, jackets, and inserts will have visible cosmetic flaws such as wrinkles, cut-outs, slight splitting, etc. However, it will usually have less than a dozen minor flaws.
Good (G)
A record in Good condition can be played through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. A cover or sleeve will have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear, or other defects will be present.
While the record will be playable without skipping, noticeable surface noise and "ticks" will almost certainly accompany the playback. 
Poor (P), Fair (F)
The record may be cracked, badly warped, or won't play through without skipping or repeating. The picture sleeve may be water damaged, split, or heavily marred by wear and writing.
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