kickass Jesus music, y'all
May 19, 2012 7:14 PM   Subscribe

The Rev. Charlie Jackson of Louisiana (1932–2006) was a purveyor of some of the rawest, grittiest blues music about Jesus that you've ever heard. In a TV variety show appearance on his one and only concert tour of Europe, the Reverend maintained a warm and friendly manner through a somewhat condescending interview, and went on to perform Wrapped Up, Tangled Up in Jesus with some backing vocal help from the legendary El Dorados.
posted by flapjax at midnite (11 comments total) 38 users marked this as a favorite

 
The aforementioned El Dorados can be heard earlier in their long career singing some non-Jesus music like Rock'n' Roll Is For Me and Crazy Little Mama.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:27 PM on May 19, 2012


We all know there is no bright line between gospel music and the blues, but this is pretty much the smoking gun.
posted by kozad at 8:00 PM on May 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


The dude who did an interview is a douchebag, but wow, that voice
posted by PinkMoose at 8:18 PM on May 19, 2012


Some shit-hot stuff right there.
posted by word_virus at 8:22 PM on May 19, 2012


Thanks for this. My evening is better than it was now.
posted by cccorlew at 11:15 PM on May 19, 2012


Oh, another link here: Rev. Charlie on guitar and Laura Davis singing This Old Building. This is "Will the Circle be Unbroken" with different lyrics. Nice.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:38 PM on May 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


somewhat condescending interview

That might be the understatement of the year.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:24 AM on May 20, 2012


That "God's Got It" album is absolutely wonderful. Thanks, flapjax. If anyone gets the chance, check out the two box sets that Mike McGonigal has put together within the last few years: Fire in My Bones and This May Be My Last Time Singing. They're both full of great gospel stuff.
posted by sleepy pete at 1:32 AM on May 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


That might be the understatement of the year.

I didn't wanna get into editorial overbearingness in the FPP itself, so understatement seemed the best way to address the issue.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:59 AM on May 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh man, that is great music! Thanks flapjax, you are an endless trove of wonderfulness.
posted by nickyskye at 10:46 AM on May 20, 2012


flapjax, I love you like a fat kid loves cake.
posted by magstheaxe at 11:58 AM on May 20, 2012


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