Spirit of Memphis – Happy in the Service of the Lord (1949-1954) Acrobat ADDCD 3007 (2005)
Top notch gospel. The Spirit of Memphis had some of the best vocalists around during the 1949-1954 period represented on Happy In the Service of the Lord. Stylistically, they weren’t innovators exactly, but followed the lead of The Soul Stirrers. That is hardly a limitation. Pretty much every track here is a winner. Anyone interested in golden age black gospel will find a lot to like. This is one of the best compilations of its type available.