The sound and the fury of Southern regional culture resonates throughout every facet of this powerful, encompassing life style---especiallly its heritage of music and dance. While the music and songs of the Southern Church and its roots form the backbone of the volatile, unforgettable Sunday morning services experienced by so many Southerners, this music has become much more and gone so much father than anyone ever expected. Because of its rhythmic undertones and strong lyrical content, the "gospel" song, in some cases a simple chant, in others, a more complicated hymn, has become the music Southerners love to live by---not just for church, not just for worship, but for everyday consideration and lifelong memory. From Sunday morning all the way to Saturday night, from the pulpit to the playground , to the dance hall. Not a loss of sacred value, but a transformation of it into a guiding part of even the most non-sacred portion of Southern life----recreation.
What you will find here is this sparkling compilation of moving spiritual tunes is a oneness of purpose---every tune strives to make your spirit fill and celebrate the joy that original singers, songwriters, preachers, brethren and more intended. The movements seen in the Southern churches---the clapping, swaying, stomping of feet, the lifting up of the head and heart in unison---they are all here for you to enjoy in both old and new lights. Sing along, get up and clap, hit the floor and move your feet in the age-old shuffle. Be infused with the great spirit of powerful messages brought by wonderful rhythms, if you want, my friends, Shag---Gospel style!!!!
The early 1980''s broadening of Shag music to include Latin, country, jazz, pop, and other kinds of music (rather that simply rhythm and blues or soul), also included forays into the Gospel arena. It was perfect; the beat, the sound the message, the memorability of the tunes. These are songs you will instantly recall and sing along to. The new ones are yours to learn and hum. Tell a friend!! Shake a Hand!! Big name Gosepel and secular artists joing in union with new and unknown performers to simply meld a bounty of music for you to enjoy
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