Honest Jon's Records - A Stranger I May Be LP

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Savoy Gospel 1954 - 1966

The first of three volumes surveying surely the mightiest Gospel label of them all.
Stomping, rollicking gospel music, intermingling with raw soul,
searing blues, hard-rocking doo-wop and jazz, and storming r&b.
Infused and incandescent with the hurting, surging indignation
of the Civil Rights movement, here are twenty-four precious scorchers by giants
like the Staple Singers and Jimmy Scott, alongside devastating sides
y less celebrated names like the Harmonising Five of Burlington, North Carolina,
and teen-group the North Philadelphia Juniors, culminating triumphantly with slamming,
sanctified versions of Hit The Road Jack and Wade In The Water.
Drawn from nigh-impossible-to-find 78s, sevens and LPs,
hardly any of these recordings have been reissued since their first release.
Presented in a gatefold sleeve, with full-size booklet;
beautifully designed, with stunning, rare photographs
and original Savoy artwork. Sound restoration and mastering at Abbey Road; pressed at Pallas.
Co-curated by Greg Belson, compiler of Divine Disco;
with deep, extensive notes by Robert Marovich, author of A City Called Heaven:
Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music (University of Illinois),
and host of the award-winning radio show Gospel Memories.


Der erste von drei Bänden über das wohl mächtigste Gospel-Label von allen.
Stampfende, ausgelassene Gospelmusik, gemischt mit rauem Soul,
brennendem Blues, hart rockendem Doo-Wop und Jazz und stürmischem R&B.
Durchdrungen und glühend von der verletzenden, aufkeimenden Empörung
der Bürgerrechtsbewegung, hier sind vierundzwanzig wertvolle Hits von Giganten
wie den Staple Singers und Jimmy Scott, neben zerstörerischen Seiten
von weniger gefeierten Namen wie den Harmonising Five aus Burlington, North Carolina,
und der Teenager-Gruppe The North Philadelphia Juniors, die triumphal mit
geweihten Versionen von Hit The Road Jack und Wade In The Water.
Diese Aufnahmen stammen von schwer auffindbaren 78ern, Siebenern und LPs,
kaum eine dieser Aufnahmen wurde seit ihrer Erstveröffentlichung neu aufgelegt.
Präsentiert in einer Gatefold-Hülle, mit vollformatigem Booklet;
wunderschön gestaltet, mit atemberaubenden, seltenen Fotos
und original Savoy-Artwork. Klangrestaurierung und Mastering bei Abbey Road; gepresst bei Pallas.
Co-kuratiert von Greg Belson, dem Zusammensteller von Divine Disco;
mit tiefgehenden, ausführlichen Anmerkungen von Robert Marovich, Autor von A City Called Heaven:
Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music (University of Illinois),
und Gastgeber der preisgekrönten Radiosendung Gospel Memories.


Honest Jons

DER Platten Laden überhaupt am Ende der Portobello Road Londons. Egal ob spektakuläre Reissues oder super aktuelle und grossartige elektronische Musik - Honest Jon's hat die Finger im Spiel. "Informal University for music lovers" - wird der Laden liebevoll genannt und ist seit 1974 das Herz der Londoner Musik Community. Das Label Honest Jon's wird unter anderem von Notting Hill local Damon Albarn mitbetrieben. Seit 2008 veröffentlicht Honest Jon's immer wieder Leckerbissen aus den 150 000 78 - rpm Aufnahmen aus den klimakontrollierten archivräumen der EMI archives in Hayes England.

Erhältlich bei: Kitchener Bern


EN: Honest Jon's is an independent record shop based on Portobello Road in Ladbroke Grove, London, operating since 1974. The shop is owned and run by Mark Ainley and Alan Scholefield, who took over from one of the original proprietors, "Honest" Jon Clare. Their record label of the same name is run in conjunction with Damon Albarn, who has been quoted as saying: "I don't really like the term world music. Wherever it comes from, it's all just music, isn't it? Hopefully that's what Honest Jon's is about - to open a few minds to what's out there."[1] The shop sells a multitude of genres of music on vinyl and CD, specializing in jazz, blues, reggae, dance, soul, folk and outernational. It runs a mail-order business from www.honestjons.com. Formed in 2002, the label has released compilation albums such as its London Is The Place For Me series, excavating the music of young Black London, in the years after World War II ("a fascinating archive of material from the 1950s and 60s, chronicling a time when diasporic rhythms were more or less the sole preserve of the small communities responsible for bringing them to these shores");[2] also collections of British folk, Port-of-Spain soca, Afro-Cuban jazz from the Bronx, Jamaican dancehall; and retrospectives of artists including Moondog, Maki Asakawa, Bettye Swann and Cedric "Im" Brooks & The Light of Saba. It has released original music by Candi Staton, Actress, T++, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Mark Ernestus, Trembling Bells, The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Simone White, Shackleton, Michael Hurley, Terry Hall, and the Moritz Von Oswald Trio. It recorded the chaabi orchestra of Abdel Hadi Halo on location in Algiers; Lobi Traore and Kokanko Sata Doumbia in Bamako; and Tony Allen in Lagos. In 2008, Honest Jon's began a run of compilations of early recordings — mostly drawn from the EMI Archive in Hayes, Hillingdon — stretching back to the start of the twentieth century, covering all corners of the world: from the break-up of the Ottoman Empire more than a hundred years ago, to 1950s Beirut, to late-1920s Baghdad, to 1930s East Africa. wikipedia

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