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Blind Boys of Alabama: I'm a Soldier in the Army of the Lord - you wait here and I'll bring the etchings down [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
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Blind Boys of Alabama: I'm a Soldier in the Army of the Lord [Apr. 19th, 2004|07:40 pm]
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A 1982 album, re-released apparently because of the Kenny (er, "Kenneth") Gamble & Leon Huff connection--it's a late-period Philly soul album with Alabama gospel singers. Which sounds a lot better than it is: it's an '80s gospel album above all, meaning that it's got good singing, but the production and songwriting lack... inspiration. You'd think that would be the first thing people think of for an inspirational record. Two songs attracted my attention a little more than the others; on inspection, they're the two trad. arr. tracks. Am I doomed to only like gospel records made with pre-modern recording equipment?
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