Greg Belson’s Divine Funk
Cultures Of Soul
Following on the success of Greg Belson’s Divine Disco, Cultures Of Soul and Greg Belson – one of the world’s leading collectors, curators, and DJs of gospel music – have returned with Greg Belson’s Divine Funk. The compilation features 12 tracks, all from different artists, within Belson’s coveted collection and is a strong display of some of the best gospel and funk music that you’ve never heard.
The compilation starts strong with The Chariettes Gospel Singers’ “Nobody But Jesus”, a rocking groove accented by raspy belting vocals and lush harmonies. Equally gospel as it is funky, The Chariettes Gospel Singers sound like the best church service you’ve ever been to. Slowing things down, Allen Gauff Jr. And His Combo follow with “I Don’t Want To Be Alone”, a groovy meditation led by the rich, unmatched tone of an organ.
Track to track, Greg Belson’s Divine Funk continues to deliver hit after hit, with each song seeming to build off the previous. The tightest bands, accompanied by jaw-dropping vocals makes for truly incredible performances, song after song. Across a stellar track listing, the up-tempo funk of The Christian Harmonizers’ “Troubles Of The World”, the bluesy Gospel Travelers’ “Jesus Is Watching You”, and the pulsating Gospel Ambassadors’ “This Little Light Of Mine” shine especially bright.
Greg Belson’s Divine Funk certainly lives up to its name with a dozen tracks that simply sit well with the soul. Nobody makes funk or gospel – or funky gospel, for that matter – like this anymore, and the nature of this collection, showcasing that which you most likely have never heard before, makes it all that much more special.
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