arethalouisefranklin:

Aretha killin’ Spirit in the Dark at the Montreux festival, 1971

holysoul:

The Chi-Lites Have You Seen Her

The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in his Kiss)
Betty Everett

okumurakoshu:

 The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in his Kiss) | Betty Everett | You’re No Good

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Donny Hathaway
Take A Love Song
Donny Hathaway
Nothing to Lose
The Clark Sisters

The Clark Sisters - Nothing to Lose

This soul-oriented gospel ballad was written, composed and arranged by Twinkie Clark, who possibly did all vocal parts to this song (not confirmed but someone mentioned it on a YouTube video of them performing it in the same year it came out). The title track of their 1979 album (also known as “He Gave Me Nothing to Lose (But All to Gain)”), it had been earlier performed at a California church convention featuring fifth sister Denise under the title “Jesus Unhooked the Chains”. Some people still refer to it as “Jesus Unhooked the Chains”. In the cover, it only features Twinkie Clark (top), Jacky Clark (left), Karen Clark (far right) and Dorinda Clark (center). At the time of the album’s making and promotion, Denise was pregnant. As you probably know, I posted a 1996 live version of this when the grouping you see in the album cover regrouped for a reunion performance, so here’s the original studio version. Twinkie listened to a lot of soul, jazz and funk to make what became “contemporary gospel music” today. The bass is KICKIN’ Satan’s butt in this lmbo… enjoy. :)

The Tempts during their 1971-1975 phase (l-r, clockwise): Damon Harris, Otis Williams, Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin and Richard Street

The Tempts during their 1971-1975 phase (l-r, clockwise): Damon Harris, Otis Williams, Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin and Richard Street