Sweet Spirit (Shalom SH-133) 1974







Sweet Spirit








Black female r&b, pop and ballads foursome produced by Andrae and Sandra Crouch, with musical assistance from Hadley Hockensmith, Harlan Rogers, Bill Maxwell and Fletch Wiley (aka Sonlight). As you’d expect their sound is tamer than secular r&b (no “gitchy gitchy ya ya ga ga”s), but they do manage to get the juice turned up pretty good a couple times, The Billy Preston-ish ‘I Just Wanna Thank You’ and Walter Hawkins’ ‘Sinnerman (Where Will You Run)’ both make for high-energy groovage, especially the turbulent bass and sizzlin’ sax on the latter. Other cuts include some Crouch numbers (‘Take Me Back’, ‘Bless His Holy Narne’, ‘If Ever’), Edwin Hawkins’ ‘Here’s The Reason’, Hockensrnith’s ‘Song For The World’ and Rogers’ ‘Soldiers Of The Cross’. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).








Sweet Spirit - Sweet (Bck)










I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.




Song #Song TitleTime
1-1God Will Make A Way4:04
1-2Soldiers Of The Cross2:03
1-3Sinnerman (Where Will You Run)3:25
1-4Take Me Back4:26
2-1Here's The Reason4:45
2-2I Just Wanna Thank you2:17
2-3Bless His Holy Name3:00
2-4 Song For The World3:00
2-5If Ever5:16