Friday, December 07, 2007

Thank God It's (Funky Gospel) Friday!

The Horace Family - God Will Dry My Weeping Eyes

Your ever-lovin' Stepfather of Soul is totally out of gas today, having had a long week and a very tough Bankruptcy exam last night. Thank God it's Friday! Today's post is a follow-up to the "Funky Gospel Friday" post I did a month ago featuring Numero's Good God! comp. The Horace Family's "God Will Dry My Weeping Eyes" is a solid sender on so many levels: the groove is a slinky piece of sultry mid-'70s funk (dig that slow, bumping groove), the lyrics are very powerful (covering both personal and political concerns), and the group singing is outstanding. I can only wish that the walls weren't so rigid between gospel and R&B radio, because this could have easily challenged the Pointer Sisters or any similar femme group of the era. Or, alternatively, I can imagine the Staple Singers doing this and blowing the roof off the charts! It's fortunate, however, that this tune is available for us all to enjoy on CD!

1 comment:

Vincent the Soul Chef said...

...and what a fine CD it is. Here's hoping you did well on your exams.