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