Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Thank You" - Roy and Revelation

“Thank You”
Roy and Revelation
4 Winds Records (2011)

In the early 1960s, such vocal groups as the Isley Brothers and the Contours borrowed liberally from gospel to build their soul dynamism in sound, rhythm and choreography. 

Roy (Ladson, Jr.) and Revelation, a young quartet from South Carolina, collects the interest by injecting the exuberance of the Isley’s “Shout” and the Contours’ “Do You Love Me” into their single, “Thank You.”  Either that, or they’ve just created a new subgenre: Carolina beach gospel.

Members of the quartet list influences such as the Canton Spirituals and Willie Banks, so you know they’re old-school.

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