The Numero Groupes 2006 release Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal examined what seemed to be a conundrum: gospel singers performing pious gospel songs, and devoutly, but doing so amid hot, sweaty, earthy sounds drunk on the same moonshine downed by any blues singer thumbing his way up north from the Mississippi delta. If the central premise was to grapple with a ôfunkyö trend in gospel, forgive us for staring perhaps a bit too intently at the collision of sacred and profane we thought we saw on those LPs and 45s. This music was always sacred, and decidedly so.
Four years later, Numero returns with not quite a New Testament, rather a re-examination of a weighty tome. Born Again Funk lends new ears to a joyful strain of American
composers and performers unafraid of expressing their devotion with both inspiration and invention. They were faithful to a spirit, not to an ordained sound.
Featuring: Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth For Christ Choir, Ada Richards, Gospel Comforters, Golden Echoes, Lucy ôSister Soulö Rodgers, Gospel Soul Revivals, Brother Samuel Cheatham, Victory Travelers, Jordan Travelers, Inspirational Gospel Singers, Sacred Four, Andrew Wartts & the Gospel Storytellers, Holy Disciples of Chicago, Ill.,Sensational Five Singing Sons, Little Chris & the Righteous Singers , Sensational Five, Chicago Travelers, James Austin & the St. Luke COGIC Youth Choir.
1. Like A Ship (T.L. Barrett)
2. I'm Drunk & I'm Real High (Ada Richards)
3. Yes God Is Real (Gospel Echoes)
4. Packing A Grip (Golden Echoes)
5. Pray A Little Longer (Lucy Richards)
6. If Jesus Came (The Gospel Soul Revivals)
7. Troubles Of The World (Brother Samuel Cheatam)
8. I Know I've Been Changed (Victory Travelers)
9. God Will Answer (Jordan Travelers)
10. Same Thing It Took (Inspirational Gospel Singers)
11. Somebody's Watching You (The Sacred Four)
12. Peter & John (Andrew Watts & The Gospel Sto)
13. I Know Him (Holy Disciples)
14. Share You Love With The Master (Sensational Five Singing Sons)
15. I Thank You Lord (Little Chris & The Righteous 5)
16. Coming On Strong Staying Along (Sensational Five Singers)
17. Been Trying (Chicago Travelers)
18. I'll Take Jesus For Mine (James Austin)