"Seventies" Gospel Music is NOT just gospel music made in the period between 1970 and 1979. "Seventies" Gospel music is gospel music produced in the years between, on the one hand, the so called Golden Age of Gospel and, on the other hand, the so called Digital Age. The Golden Aged of Gospel ended somewhere in the early sixties. the Digital Age started around the time when CDs became THE format on which music is made available and it's around the same time that real musical instruments were replaced by synthesizers.
Roughly spoken, "Seventies" gospel music covers the period from 1965 to 1985. It may not be the best name to put on a period in music history, but so far I've not found a better one to describe the period 1965 -1985 in Gospel Music.
When I got interested in Gospel Music from this period I was surprised that there is so little information available in print and on the net. This lack of information is the reason for me to begin this website. I am not an expert in "Seventies" Gospel Music. With the website and blog I want to create an environment where those with an interest in gospel music can find and share information about 'Seventies' gospel music. All contributions are welcome.
The aim of this site is to bring this wonderful and exciting period in gospel music's history to a wider audience. All kinds of discographies and biographies aren't enough to achieve this. Throughout the pages are soundclips of some of the tracks we are writing about. The soundclips are transferred form the original vinyl records and presented in low-fi mp3 format. The soundclips are for educational and promotional reasons only . They are not meant to be used in any commercial way whatsoever. We can only hope that someday these recordings will be available on a legitimate CD in glorious sound quality.