Label: Mercury - MCY 135 010 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Funk / Soul •
The King of the Gospel Singers is the sixth studio album from Little Richarddiscounting compilations. A gospel album from sessions he recorded for the Mercury Records label, it is generally regarded as being a better recording than his two albums with the Goldner label. The tracks making up the album were recorded in New York City with an approximate recording date of June A further twelve gospel tracks were recorded for the Mercury label at an unknown location in March The remaining tracks were issued on a bootleg around ; then issued on an overseas CD aroundof undetermined provenance.
After this period Richard continued his commitment to gospel, recording eleven tracks for Atlantic Records between June and April Finally, he was enticed back into the rock 'n' roll genre full-time, during a tour of England. He cut five or six tracks for Specialty Records between March and April The King of the Gospel Singers would indirectly lead to the resurrection of Richard's rock 'n' roll career, as the touring schedule saw him sharing bills with The Beatles and become inspired by his New York, New York - Various - Party Monster (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) sound.
Richard himself observed of Fuck With Us - Treechoppa - Still Choppn album that it was "the thing My Desire - Little Richard - The King Of The Gospel Singers really put me back in business.
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