A collection of this nature can only exist in hindsight. "Gospel Funk" is a genre in the same way that deep soul or acid folk are, created by collectors and enthusiasts as a way to define a subsection of another genre. There aren't any labels, artists, or producers that focused strictly on funky gospel music; rather, there were a couple hundred groups that had a funkier number in their repertoire. The Numero Group has spent the last year scouring LPs and 45s for tracks that fit this bill, and have collected 18 standouts from this newly minted genre. The album is a mix of primitive choirs, spacious breaks, congas, elderly rappers impersonating the devil, cast recordings, thumping bass, and JB impressionists, all with a heavy slathering of gospel gravy.
??1. Jesus Rhapsody, Part 1??2. Bad Situation??3. God Been Good to Me??4. I Call Him??5. I Thank the Lord??6. O Yes My Lord??7. Jesus Will Help Me - Gospel Comforters??8. God Will Dry My Weeping Eyes??9. Is There Any Love??10. Heaven on Their Minds??11. We Don't Love Enough??12. That's Enough??13. God Is All Over Me??14. Poor Wayfaring Stranger??15. Childhood Days??16. This Old World Is Going Down - Modulations??17. Look Where He Brought Us??18. Thoughs Were the Days