Sunday, April 11, 2010
Sunday morning gospel: The Blackwood Brothers Quartet--"Put Your Hand in the Hand"
A 1971 Blackwood Bros. LP which combines then-recent tracks with older tracks processed to sound distorted in the high range. The music is great, but the sound... oh, well. "Dynaflex," says the label, referring to the too-thin vinyl, though I could swear it's in Dyangroove, too. That would explain the inflated bass and missing highs. (What's that? You changed your mind about downloading? Why?)
For all that, I was able to rescue the sound with a slight upper-midrange boost and some cutting of the bass. And the music, as I said, is great. We're hearing two sides of a four-side set, with sides 1 and 4 to appear next week. This is pure Blackwood Brothers brilliance, so don't let the so-so sound stop you. And I've always wanted to type that. This, too. And them.
To the music: The Blackwood Brothers Q.--Put Your Hand in the Hand, Part 1
OH HAPPY DAY
MY NAME IS JESUS
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
GIVE US THIS DAY
SHELTERED IN THE ARMS OF GOD
WHAT A FRIEND
ANGLES WATCHES (sic) OVER ME