In 1977 Henry Stone invited Thomas Spann down to Florida. Spann was founder and leader of The Brooklyn All Stars, one of the most celebrated gospel quartets in the US; Stone headed T.K. Records, the biggest independent record company in the world. The All Stars' contract with Jewel Records just happened to be ending. "He called me and asked me would I meet him in Miami," recalls Spann. "And I flew down to Miami, and I met him and we went to this place that sold all these motor homes. He said, 'Pick out one, pick you out one that you want.' And I did so. I drove it off the lot that same day. I didn't take a plane back. I drove that motor home back to North Carolina."Christians Catch Hell is a scorching, sublimely soulful survey of the Gospel Roots label, subsidiary of the mighty T.K. Records, at the height of the Miami Sound -- 1976-'79. Includes tracks by The Brooklyn All Stars, Pastor T. L. Barrett, Camille Doughty, The Howard Lemon Singers, The Fantastic Family Aires, Jean Austin & Company, The Jordan Singers, The Phillipians, The Fabulous Luckett Brothers, Bright Clouds, The O'Neal Twins, The Original Sunset Travelers, Reverend Edna Isaac and the Greene Sisters, and The Fountain of Life Joy Choir. Includes a glorious 40-page booklet containing thorough artist-interviews and rare photographs. Mastered at Abbey Road.
01. Pastor T. L. Barrett - After the Rain
02. Camille Doughty - Elijah Rock
03. The Howard Lemon Singers - For the Children
04. The Fantastic Family Aires - Tell Me
05. Jean Austin & Company - Spirit Free
06. The Jordan Singers - Will You Save Me
07. The Phillipians - Never Say What You Want
08. The Fabulous Luckett Brothers - Help Me to Carry On
09. Bright Clouds - I've Got to Make a Change
10. The Fantastic Family Aires - Troubled Mind
11. The O'Neal Twins - Wake Up Everybody
12. Rev. T.L. Barrett - Said It Long Time Ago
13. The Fantastic Family Aires - The Color of God
14. The Brooklyn All Stars - Blessed Be the Name of God
15. The Original Sunset Travelers - On Jesus' Program
16. Reverend Edna Isaac and the Greene Sisters - Christians Catch Hell
17. The Fountain of Life Joy Choir - Thank You
18. The Fantastic Family Aires - Glory
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