Technologies of GospelCircuits and Networks of Sacred/Secular Innovation
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“Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In”, Clara Ward and the Ward Singers, 1969.
If you thought you’d never hear Gospel goddesses Clara Ward and the Ward Singers sing about New Age themes, their turnt-up, totally redone cover of “Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In” will knock your socks off.
Perhaps they conceived of “The Sun” as “The Son”. Just a guess.
Love those 32nd? 64th? note shotguns on the snare.
Clara Ward was a mentor to Aretha Franklin.
This recording is from a rare Denmark release on Philips records.