CHRISTIAN GROOVES AND BREAKS
ONE CLASSIC AND ONE KIND OF OBSCURE!!!
THE WINSTONS : COLOR HIM FATHER LP (metromedia records MD 1010) (LEFT)
THE AMBASSADOR COLLEGE BAND : SPREAD SOME SUNSHINE LP
(Private pressing (RIGHT)
Just recently picked these up in a pile of gospel/christian records in a salvations army shop..
Very rarely I stumple upon christian records that I find worth keeping. Mostly I just notice "hey that was a cool interlude" or "nice break". Very rarely I find my self actually enjoying whole tracks on these Xian records - mostly just suprised if anything good actually emerges from the grooves.
These two records are in my opinion some of the exceptions to crappy xian records.
HERE GOES :
Dont know if actually can call this a christian album but I have included it since all this record is about is the track "Amen Brother"
The Winstons Album is known worldwide for the "Amen break" sampled by thousands and has laid grounds for the drumsound of a neverending number of tracks in the drum n bass / jungle genre.
Im not going to write anymore cause this movie says it all about this legendary 6 sec break!!!!
Listen to the break and the track here:
Next up is more of an obscurity :
The Ambassador College Band & New World Singers : Spread some sunshine LP.
This was released in 1974 by a group of students from Ambassador College in Texas.
This christian university released it on their own label simply named "ambassador college".
Not much info is to find about the group anywhere and I doubt vast amount of copies of this exists.
The tune for me on this one is the jazzy freesoulish "Smile upon your brother" which is a nice uptempo track also worth considering bringing to the dancefloors. Not a bad album but "smile upon your brother" is what makes this a keeper. A few of the tracks also has some clean horn-intros which makes perfect for sample use - well check it out.