Sunday, August 06, 2006

More Gos-Pop!

Ernest Franklin - Since Jesus Came Into My Heart

The Checker Records "gos-pop" sound (as Chess A&R man and producer Ralph Bass called it) is in full effect on this great Checker 45 from gospel singer Ernest Franklin, whom I really don't know anything about. Franklin takes the traditional hymn and gives it the gospel treatment with able support from the swinging Chess house band and great background singers (in places the song is redolent of Marvin Gaye's "Pride and Joy").

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