Bless Me Jesus
Prof. Harold Boggs Bless Me Jesus 45 (Nashboro, 1963)
Nothing beats a good Black gospel single. Sure, there are plenty of things as good but when the voices, feeling, and instrumentation all click, this is music that can't be topped. Columbus, Ohio's Professor Harold Boggs and his group The Specials came up with a great slow one in the B-side to "Doing All the Good We Can." A solid, simple piano meets strong backing vocals, with Boggs' soulful voice up front. Had Boggs opted for a secular career his pipes might have carried him to stardom.
It's a great tune. His vocal really makes the tune swing, lifting it above the pedestrian accompaniment.
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