Good God - Born Again FunkNumero Group
NUM 030 CD
***A collection of funky gospel sounds. Most of the records collected here came from Chicago, and not by accident, at one time there were no less than twelve gospel publishing concerns in the Bronzeville neighborhood alone. If the central premise of the albuml is to grapple with a “funky” trend in gospel, forgive us for staring perhaps a bit too intently at the collision of sacred and profane found on the original LPs and 45s. This music was always sacred, and decidedly so. Born Again Funk lends new ears to a joyful strain of American composers and performers unafraid of expressing their devotion with both inspiration and invention. They were faithful to a spirit, not to an ordained sound.