Gloria Jones used to go out with Marc Bolan of glam supergroup, T. Rex.
“The Blood” is a Gospel standard, here in one of its earliest versions.
Broadway has gone to church a few notable times in its history, like with 1970’s Purlie. Linda Hopkins was the soloist whose soaring Black Baptist vocals carried that whole play.
Though this Gospel Disco Obscurities series covers 1970s-80s era music, my book ends in 1970. That’s in part because in 1969, Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord by Edwin Hawkins and the Northern California State Youth Choir changed the game.