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Rev. Charlie Jackson - Lord You're So Good: Live Recordings 2 lp


Second volume of amazing raw live Gospel recordings from Rev Charlie!

As we said about the first volume, if you like guitar-based Gospel this is it! Staple Singers, Rev Louis Overstreet, shoot, even Jerry McCain's home recordings come to mind. WILD and WOOLY!

50 Miles of Elbow Room has gone through hundreds of hours of recordings for the prime craziness contained here... comes with color booklet with commentary and notes on songs, great pictures... aaah man, you need it!

on the mighty 50 Miles Of Elbow Room Records!

Notes from the label:

“Lord You’re So Good” is the second volume in an ongoing retrospective of Rev. Charlie Jackson (1932-2006), one of the all-time great gospel guitarists.  This collection continues to draw from Rev. Jackson’s extensive archive of private recordings that were usually made live-in-the-church on a portable cassette recorder as he traveled throughout Louisiana and Mississippi from ~1970-2000. 

Whenever there was an opportunity to join in and praise the Lord, Rev. Jackson was eager to be involved. In addition to performing his own songs, he served as a guitar accompanist to a wide range of solo singers, quartets, and bands. He would also sometimes provide a musical background to sermons and testimonies, accenting and punctuating them at key moments. Even when not performing, he could often be found close to the action, shouting encouragement.

The church services at which these collaborations often took place offered structured yet impromptu circumstances where Rev. Jackson needed to be prepared to spontaneously follow and respond to vocalists, congregations, and even members of his own groups. When introducing a singer, Rev. Jackson would sometimes note that he didn’t know what song was forthcoming, and occasionally mention afterward that the selection was a complete surprise, one that they hadn’t done before.  At the same time, since he was a frequent visitor to many churches in Louisiana and Mississippi, Rev. Jackson also developed a rapport with some singers who had favorite songs that they would revisit at many different services. 

Regardless of the situation, Rev. Jackson was an enthusiastic, inspiring, supportive collaborator, who gave the same degree of commitment when an accompanist as he did when he was a leader or soloist.  Heartfelt praise of God, rather than personal glory, was the goal.  And, as his widow Laura Jackson has said, they also had good Holy Ghost times.

"Lord You're So Good" includes several collaborations with these outstanding and as-yet-unidentified singers, as well as what appears to be a previously unreleased solo studio recording, taken from a tattered, once-unplayable 8-track tape.

- First pressing of 550 copies on high quality RTI-pressed vinyl
- Beautiful old school "tip-on" Stoughton sleeves
- Insert includes unpublished photos + notes by Kevin Nutt of CaseQuarter Records / WFMU
- Audio restoration by Ian Nagoski of Canary Records
- Vol. 2 in a series of at least 3

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 13 September, 2012.

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