Showing once again his status as a leading connoisseur of killer gospel rarities, Greg Belson’s Divine Funk for Cultures Of Soul, is another essential compilation of heavyweights. Belson never fails to amaze with his depth of knowledge and devotion to some of the most stirring music ever recorded in America, also providing a wide range of styles on this well-conceived collection. Many of the tracks resonate with societal themes today, making great gospel music so eternal.
Cultures Of Soul label boss, Deano Sounds, says: “Following on from the success of Greg Belson’s Divine Disco series Greg Belson and Cultures of Soul team up again to explore the world of gospel funk. Belson is one of the world’s leading collectors and DJs of gospel music. You hold in your hands a collection of some of the rarest gospel funk records from Belson’s amazing collection featuring everything from the laid back breakbeat laced I Don’t Want to Be Alone by Allen Gauff Jr. to the high octane and socially-on-point take of the gospel classic This Little Light Of Mine by the Gospel Ambassadors, to drum break funk of the Wearyland Singers If You See Me Doing Wrong, to the sublime soulfulness of Zella Jackson’s Days Are Just Like People.
“Without a doubt though, all of the artists included in this compilation, believed in themselves, the message, and the direction of the gospel funk intensity you hear within these grooves.”
It’s out tomorrow – April 12th.