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The Electric Word

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Things Are Changing
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Let Your Light Shine
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Speak to Me (What's Wrong With America?)
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Bad Trip
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Trouble In My Way
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We Need Love
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Revelations
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Your Love is Real
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It's Coming Up Again
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I Will Trust in The Lord
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 37:14

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Richard Gehr has been writing about music, culture, and travel for quite a while. He has been an editor for the Los Angeles Reader, Spin, and Sonicnet/MTV Inter...more »

02.19.13
A blast of fresh vintage gospel soul
2013 | Label: Yep Roc Records / Redeye

Gospel singer Rev. Gean West and his brother Rev. Tommie formed The Relatives in the early ’70s and disbanded by 1980, but their electrifying, innovative gospel-soul hybrid finally saw the light of day when their early singles and unreleased sessions were compiled on 2009′s Don’t Let Me Fall. The lo-fi glory of those recordings is now utterly fulfilled on this very long-time-coming full-on debut, The Electric Word, which augments the Relatives’ familial voices with members… read more »

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Let Your Light Shine

witeshugar

Something a bit different, love it! A deep gut thudding base beat to intro a song called "Let Your Light Shine", plug a little Mr. Brown, "Good God!". Love the old skool keyboard chords, with the ol blues guitar twang, adds that extra kick to an already awesome genre.

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Interview: The Relatives

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The Relatives are a Dallas, Texas-based gospel funk act formed by brothers Gean and Tommie West in 1970, after Tommie had begun to write topical material in a gospel vein. Then in his mid 30s, Gean had already spent decades with regional gospel quartets, but yearned to connect with a hipper and younger audience. The Relatives merged a full, heavy funk group with a gospel quartet, resulting in an eight-piece band, like some genius gospel… more »