You can still find vinyl of Dr. Mattie Moss Clark’s influential recordings with the Choir of Southwestern Michigan C.O.G.I.C. in the used bins.
The repurposing of a sample from “Love Sensation” into songs by Moby, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, and Black Box introduced Loleatta Holloway and Caravans vocals to a new world of secular listeners and fans.
“Perfect Peace” by Andrae Crouch and the Disciples blurs [The] Biblical literalist Gospel into a perfect Disco composition.
The Black Church sound, which Rev. Cleveland helped to pioneer, made its way across the planet, and in 1978 returned by way of Olivia Newton John.