The Gospel According to Budgie II
"Budgie is back with 28 more impossibly rare, insanely funky gospel numbers. Ranging from sweet & soulful 2 steppers to furiously funky disco excursions, the tracks on this mix join the dots between gospel's major labels such as Savoy and Nashboro with lesser known imprints like Birthright, Sound Of Gospel, Gospearl and a plethora of unknown/private gospel record labels. With thoughtful blends and bespoke edits the songs are tastefully woven together, creating a dynamic mix that will seduce the ears of secular and pious alike and certainly have any soul/funk/disco aficionado double checking the track list. The mix pitches gospel heavy hitters (James Cleveland and Raymond Anthony Myles) against a counterpoint of complete unknowns like The Weeden Family Singers, Souls A'Fire, The St. Luke Youth Choir, Holy Name of Mary Choral Family and Jimmie Hill and the Creators.... After receiving praise from two of his biggest musical mentors -- namely Theo Parrish & Alchemist -- for his excavation work in the realm of gospel LPs, The Gospel According To Budgie II is ready to be heard by the world."