Album: Various artists, The Gospel Truth! (BGP)
Sunday 05 September 2010
Rance Allen's "Showdown" is one of the sexiest, most soulful records ever.
Naturally, it's all about God. Made for the Stax subsidiary Gospel Truth in 1972, it's the best song by a country mile on this new compilation from the label's catalogue, which tends towards raucous fuzz-box funk more than heavenly harmonies. There are two OK numbers by the Staples Singers and Clarence Smith's excellent "Motherless Child", already collected on Soul Gospel. Allen's Stax Profiles for a fiver online looks a better bet.
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Mario Balotelli: Staff at arson-hit Manchester Dogs' Home convinced Liverpool striker is behind five-figure donation
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 There is literally not a single woman in this iPhone 6 queue
- 4 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
- 5 Scottish independence: Tory revolt against 'devo max' grows as Rail Minister Claire Perry joins
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God