“Gospel Time” by Ruth Brown - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1962Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Recorded in Nashville in June 1962, and first issued in September of that year. “Gospel Time” is really quite a remarkable change of direction from those bawdy 50s sides; let there be no doubt that Miss Rhythm’s got soul too. This is a controlled and passionate vocal performance – and the band offer a stylish backdrop, equally adept at rocking it up (“Satisfied”) as they are sympathetic with a southern soul tear jerker (“Just a Walk with Thee”). Everything appeals in a contemporary fashion – from the lightly honky-tonking in the pianos, to the warmth of the organ swirls, to the wonderful backing choirs. Ruth’s the star though – this is a feel-good album made out of love and she’s shining brightly…

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [02:41] 8.3.png Ruth Brown - Morning Train (Traditional) Soul
A2 [03:21] 6.4.png Ruth Brown - Will The Circle Be Broken (Ada R. Habershon, Charles H. Gabriel) Soul
A3 [03:19] 5.3.png Ruth Brown - Deep River (Traditional) Soul Ballad
A4 [02:36] 5.4.png Ruth Brown - He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands (Traditional) Soul
A5 [03:36] 6.9.png Ruth Brown - Milky White Way (Traditional) Soul Ballad
A6 [02:42] 8.7.png Ruth Brown - Satisfied (James E. Cason) Soul
B1 [02:22] 5.8.png Ruth Brown - I’ve Got Shoes (Traditional) Soul
B2 [04:34] 7.1.png Ruth Brown - Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Traditional) Soul Ballad
B3 [03:18] 5.3.png Ruth Brown - Peace In The Valley (Thomas A. Dorsey) Soul Ballad
B4 [02:50] 4.8.png Ruth Brown - Swing Low Sweet Chariot (Traditional) Soul Ballad
B5 [02:33] 6.4.png Ruth Brown - Walk With Me Lord (Liz Dargan) Soul
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