Sunday, May 21, 2006

Sunday Gospel From HSE

J.J. Farley & The Original Soul Stirrers - The Last Mile of the Way

The Soul Stirrers are best known for their 1950s classics with Sam Cooke at the lead, and for good reason. Their pre-Sam work featuring R.H. Harris is lesser known, but even lesser known is the excellent material they recorded for SAR, Checker, and other labels from the '60s onward. Today's selection came from a later '70s release on HSE. J.J. Farley, bass singer and long-time manager of the group, gets top billing, but the harsh second lead (whose name I do not know) steals the show on this one.

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