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Rance Allen Group: Sanctified (Stax)

Tony Cummings, Black Music, September 1975

THERE DOESN'T exist the vocabulary to do justice to this album. In an age when soul's countless sub-divisions (sweet soul, sophistisoul, disco music and pop soul) only emphasise the black mainstream's movement towards music drained of its vitality and bloated with the orchestral flatulence of the middle class good life, along comes an LP that still draws its reason-to-be from spontaneity and truth.

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