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Great Gospel Stars,The [CD]

The Gospel Stars Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 Feb 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Hallmark
  • ASIN: B006ZYS8AO
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 193,167 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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History shows that the label that would play host to Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and the Four Tops, among others, issued its very first album on The Great Gospel Stars. When originally released in February 1961, the album was given a moderate sales potential review in Billboard, who described it as Six fine female vocalists comprise this colourful aggregation, and a versatile and spirited group it is. As befits the first Tamla album, it is one of the most sought after items today.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The first Tamla Motown LP 12 April 2013
By Richard
Format:Audio CD
While the TMG labels weren't especially known for Gospel music most of its stars came from that field same as most black stars going back as far as Sam Cooke.
The identity of the Great Gospel Stars as they were known was the ones known later as the Andantes.
In the U K the first Tamla Motown LPs were on the Oriole label when the product was spread very thinly.
In time daft money would be paid for a copy of this LP just because it was the first TM one and prices up to 1000 have been quoted.
For that money you could have got all the Gospel LPs on Vee Jay and had some change.
Today both this and the Twistin' Kings ones are on the box set together with 5 others for under a tenner as well as being seperate ones
The only thing you don't get is a sleeve note
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank God for Copyright expirations! 24 Mar 2012
By Jetrocket - Published on
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The Great Gospel Stars is record long considered to be a rare find. This album holds the distinction of being the first album released on the Tamla/Motown label in 1961. Upon its release it did not make any major splashes in terms of sale but was offered as a reliable perennial seller in the niche market of gospel music. Since its release decades ago, it has become a holy grail of Motown collectors, a rarity that would find collectors paying upwards to a $1000 for an original vinyl copy. Reviewers have often rated the Gospel Stars as a mildly interesting example of late 50s black gospel music, more notable for its distinction as the very first Motown album. However, I actually think its a great record filled with wonderful vocals and harmonies and great gospel songs. These are some strong churchified women putting their stamp on some solid classic gospel tunes. It actually holds up very nicely. Think Mahalia jackson, or early Clara Ward Singers and then you can approximate what's on offer here. Nonetheless thank God for the expiration of the copyright on this because it is now available for consumption at a bargain basement price. This label has been taking advantage of the copyright lapse and has been putting out ooddles of pre-1960 recordings. Quality has generally varied as the recordings are made from vinyl copies. This here happens to be a good reproduction and worth the effort. Buy it, put it on and be transported to a less complicated time and get in touch with your devotional side.
4.0 out of 5 stars Review 16 July 2013
By James Lindsey - Published on
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The gospel music was inspirational. As always Motown fails to disappoint. Only one problem, why did the linear notes not state who the performers were. Yeh, it was put out by Motown, but who were the performers?
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