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Your favorite "Baptist Beat" tracks?

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Recently I've started getting back into all the Blue Note records after taking an extended (roughly 10 year) break.  It's been a joy, but one thing I had forgotten about were all the gospel-inspired gems.  Listening to Freddie Roach's 'Wine, Wine, Wine" started me searching for more of the Baptist Beat.  

So, what are some of your favorite examples of this subgenre?  It doesn't have to be Blue Note.  

 

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Cornbread.

 

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Grant Green’s Feelin’ the Spirit. 

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2 hours ago, Chuck Nessa said:

Cornbread.

 

I recently picked up an LP reissue of that one, it has long been a favorite of mine.  The track Our Man Higgins on that album is a scorcher.  

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About three years ago I was inspired to put together a comp I labelled "Gospel Jazz" - wish I'd thought of Baptist Beat as the title instead - two discs worth but I didn't save a playlist but I do enjoy this style a great deal.

Is it OK to reference explicitly gospel tunes performed by jazz musicians?

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Battle Hymn of The Republic, by Gene Harris with Stanley Turrentine, on Gene Harris Trio + 1

Just a Closer Walk With Thee, 20th Concord Festival All-Stars (The Ray Brown Trio with Red Holloway and Sweets Edison, Gene really tears it up)

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As far as I can tell, nothing quite like this before it. Dec '61

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I think Donald Byrd's A New Perspective would fit into this category, as well as some other individual tracks by Byrd such as "Pentacostal" (as above), "Chant," and "Great God."

 

 

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Can we do Pentecostal/Holy Roller Beat? If so, Mingus, Wednesday Night.

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