"Soul Gospel 2 mixes elements of soul, gospel, rare groove funk and New York Underground Disco. In this second volume of Soul Gospel, Soul Jazz Records once again brings you celebrated gospel artists such as The Staple Singers , Clara Ward and Marion Williams, alongside many lesser known gospel artists like The Sensational Cymbals, and The Lovers of God, who you're unlikely to find mentioned in any discography of either gospel or soul music. All the artists on this album are unique in that they grew up in the church and their music includes the emotional and spiritual depth and soaring vocals of what would become the defining ingredients of gospel's secular counterpart -- soul music. This depth comes from a vocal schooling in the environment of the church, against a background of social hardship and political change. This specific characteristic is present in many different performers, and is in many ways unique to Afro-American culture. Funk, soul, New York disco and more combine in the music of Soul Gospel. The album comes with extensive text, exclusive photos, slipcase and super-loud double vinyl."
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