“It is almost axiomatic that religion finds its most eloquent expression in the lives of those peoples who are systematically exploited and whose greatest hopes lie in the promise of a future life free of injustice.” (Richard Spottswood, cover notes)
1971 LP collection of pre-war gospel perfections. With the recent cultural enthusiasm for all things “American Primitive”, most, if not all, of these cuts have since resurfaced in various collections from the likes of Document, Dust-To-Digital (+), Revenant etc. This record still stands as a crucial artifact, and the depth & power of its music no doubt speaks for itself. If you don’t know it, Mother’s Prayer is just astounding. Dick Spottswood pens the cover notes, here. As a personal rule, I will immediately grip anything that has that fellow’s name on it. 320 vinyl rip by yours truly. Enjoy.