Sunday, December 09, 2007
Sunday Gospel Time!
The Weeks Sisters - What Will It Be Like
Today's post (which I think marks the first time in the history of this blog that strictly gospel is featured in two posts in a row - the Ryan Shaw posts included gospel tunes also) is a return to the great catalogue of Hoyt Sullivan recordings. The Weeks Sisters recorded three LPs and a handful of 45s for HSE, both as a standalone act and as support to Rev. J.T. Bell. Unfortunately, like a great many of the minor-league acts that populated labels like Sullivan's there's not much info out there except for the outstanding aural evidence of their artistry. I picked up this slightly-scratchy 45 recently at the Atlanta Record Fair and it has been getting heavy rotation on the iPod these days. "What Will It Be Like" finds the group pondering the afterlife over a nice loping rhythm. The song's simplistic structure is somewhat misleading to the new listner, however, because by the end of the record the lead singer's ad-libs build subtly in intensity; by the time she's asking "will I know you, Jesus?" you'll be caught up in the song's power.