Recorded in three legendary locations, Don't Let The Devil Ride features the Blind Boys of Alabama, The McCrary Sisters, Bonnie Bishop, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Horns. Get the full story here.
Paul Thorn's collection of soulful songs originally recorded by black southern gospel groups was co-produced by Billy Maddox and Colin Linden and recorded in three legendary locations: Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, and Preservation Hall in New Orleans.
Many tracks on this record are lesser-known gospel chestnuts released by small Mississippi and Alabama labels in the late 1950s-70s and are typical of the sound heard on local radio stations or tent revivals in that era. One exception is the most well-known track on the album, the O'Jays' famous single Love Train. But it perfectly frames the album's theme of love and inclusion. "This is the culmination of my whole life in music, coming back to my gospel roots. My message on this record is 'let's get together' - I want to help lighten your load and make you smile."
Paul Thorn has also made his first music video for the album "Don't Let The Devil Ride". Click below to see the "Love Train" video.
Pre-order on iTunes & Amazon Music, or listen on Apple Music & Spotify, and get "Love Train" and "You Got To Move" now. The full album on CD hits the streets March 23. The vinyl LP ships in mid-April.