Joy In My Soul - The Complete SAR Recordings The Soul Stirrers


Ace Records
Catalogue Id:
CDCHM 1425

Our friends at ABKCO in New York continue their reissue programme of material recorded for Sam Cooke’s SAR label with this mid-priced Soul Stirrers anthology compiled by Grammy-winner Teri Landi. The collection comprises all the tracks from the group’s “Jesus Be A Fence Around Me” and “Encore!! With The Soul Stirrers” albums, three titles from the various artists SAR LP “Gospel Pearls”, four tracks from non-LP singles and four previously unissued masters – all recorded between September 1959 and July 1964. Featured lead vocalists are Johnnie Taylor, Jimmie Outler, Paul Foster, S.R. Crain and James Phelps. The booklet contains a scholarly essay by Bill Dahl, which traces the Soul Stirrers’ story right back to their formation in 1926, plus detailed track annotations, including recording dates and session musicians. A 2CD set for the cost of a mid-priced single disc, it represents particularly good value for money. 


Track listing


Side 1

Side 2

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Well worth investigating for soul, r&b and gospel fans alike.

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