"The Last Shall Be First: The JCR Records Story Vol. 1" LP (Gospel Soul Compilation)

$19.99
UPC:
854255000083

Excellent Gospel soul compilation from Bible & Tire Recording Co. out of Memphis! 

**HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**

JRC Records began in Memphis, Tennessee's thriving gospel scene and was a secondary label to the more established label, D-Vine, began by Pastor Juan D. Shipp. While serving a platform for less polished musicians, it offered an opportunity for these artists to hone their craft, if they had a desire to move on to D-Vine. Aside from their stellar audio and pressing qualities, Shipp’s productions — whether they were released on D-Vine or JCR — possessed something that’s even harder to achieve: their very own sound and style; a combination of distinctively deep and beautiful vocal harmonies, up-front guitar, grooving bass, explosive drums, and that ever-present overtone of rhythm and blues and country and western that swirled together under the roof of Stax Records just a few years earlier. From the very first singles by the Traveling Stars, the Exciting Legion Aires, Elizabeth King and the Gospel Souls and Elder Ward and the Gospel Four, it was crystal clear to anyone listening: a D-Vine disc wasn’t just ordinary gospel — it was the very essence of gospel soul at its finest.

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