Following on from the likes of 'Backstreet Brit Funk', 'Destination Boogie', 'GoGo Get Down', the well - received and growing Under The Influence series and the ever - popular Soul of Disco albums, Z Records continue to release high quality compilations filled with lesser known disco, soul, funk and boogie. Now ZR returns with a long overdue Gospel album compiled by David Hill.
"Gospel music has often followed the prominent trends in secular music, probably in the hope of widening its audience and giving the subject matter a sprinkling of cool. In the '60s it happened with R&B and then funk-flavoured gospel, the 70s brought sweet - soul crossovers, and by 1975 the sounds of early disco had started to permeate the genre. This compilation brings together gospel gems that have their production rooted in disco and boogie, the sound of the early 80s that followed in disco's wake. It's only recently that this music has begun to be appreciated by fans outside of its original target market, but I'm glad that it's finally reaching a wider audience." David Hill