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13 May 2017

Damn Sam The Miracle Man And The Soul Congregation ‎"Damn Sam The Miracle Man And The Soul Congregation" 1970 US Private Soul Jazz Funk








Damn Sam The Miracle Man And The Soul Congregation ‎"Damn Sam The Miracle Man And The Soul Congregation" 1970 US ultra rare Private Soul Jazz Funk
Repress of RARE hard funky soul album from early 70s titans Damn Sam The Miracle Man. Damn Sam is actually a group -- spearheaded by vocalist OC Tolbert -- a man with a roaring voice and righteous delivery that could tear through brick -- and producer Jack Taylor.
After meeting the producer "Jack Taylor", O.C "the Miracle Man" Tolbert and Jack gathered some other musicans out of Detroit in order to create their "Soul congregation".
Their music sounds like a fierce raw funk, pummeling funky drums and snapping electric congo without forgetting a nice roaring voice.
O.C. and Jack have only released one album together, however, they have also recorded singles and 12" for other labels using name of tolbert or rev. o.c. tolbert and the blues congregation or king diamond.
This album consists of many Heavy Funk tracks such as "BJ", "Give Me Another Joint", "Let Me Be Your Only Man", ... and also the soulful "Poor Mary".....

First, let's straighten out the name. It's not O.C., it's A.C. That's right, Arthur Cleveland Tolbert. O.C. was his uncle's name. His father thought he acted like his brother so he called A.C., O.C.
While we're on the subject of his father, listen to this. His father was a preacher in Selma, Alabama, where A.C. ...Oops! That is, we mean O.C. was born. You might say he was a roving preacher, because he went from church to church preaching the word, and he always had our boy by his side. He even had him by his side when he plowed the fields, picked cotton and everything else. When O.C. was ten he was singer enough to lead the choirs at the churches where his father would preach.
Now we get to the real story. You see, O.C. had a natural talent for singing, (see the paragraph before this), but he found that, like his father, he had the talent of getting people to join in and participate in the festivities. He sang and played gospel music at a nursing home for a period of time in Selma at the same time appearing on TV every Sunday. He developed the residents of the nursing home into such a good choir that they appeared on TV with him every other Sunday.
Now, O.C. is a man determined to conquer all worlds, so, in 1966, he decided to start singing rock. (Yes, that still means rhythm and blues, not rough and black) In 1967, he went to Detroit to find fame. He was told by a well known large record company to come for an audition a year later. He immediately disliked large record companies and went to a small one, and recorded, but...
Then he met a mover, who was very much like himself. The man? Jack Taylor, of course! Together they began to move. And other movers joined their effort, (which was to bring you this album), and pretty soon they had a congregation. Oh! There was Jack Taylor producing; Ben Littles directing music; Love Star Music, writing lyrics; O.C., A.J. Branham and Rudy Thompson on vocals; Dave Newton, drums; Greg Whitfield, electric congos/bongos; Tony Trice, bass; Tobby Childs, guitar; Johnathan Scott, lead guitar; Ben James; keyboards Good Sister, tambourine; Ben Littles, trombone/trumpet; Lewellen Sutherland, tenor sax; and Richard "Sonny Bobby" Dilligard, trumpet.
o this congregation of movers went into the studio and Damn Sam The Miracle Man was Born. Yes, we know. You're wondering who Damn Sam The Miracle Man is. Well, if you'll just wait a second, we'll tell you. Jahim Jones says Damn Sam The Miracle Man is............

Rare, rare, RARE hard funky soul from early 70s titans Damn Sam The Miracle Man -- and some of the rawest, fiercest funk we've ever heard! Damn Sam is actually a group -- spearheaded by vocalist OC Wright -- a man with a roaring voice and righteous delivery that could tear through brick -- and producer Jack Taylor. If not for the amazing funky 45 tracks "Damn Sam The Miracle Man", "Smash" and "BJ" -- all of which appear on this long lost LP -- they may have been obscure to even the most diligent crate diggers, an argument in favor of that format if there ever was one. The group is a real killer, with absolutely pummeling funky drums and snapping electric congas & bongo work on just about every track -- plus soaring trumpet and sax work that counterbalance the fury of Wright's vocals nicely. Wright's history with gospel lends a genuine spiritual aspect to the frenzy, too -- one of the sweetest raw funk tornadoes you could every hope to get swept up by! Other tracks include "Give Me Another Joint", "Let Me Be Your Only Man", "LA 26000", "Poor Mary", Music Makes You Feel Alright", "Rainy Night In Georgia", and "Sonny B".............

Credits
Arranged By – Ben Littles
Bass – Tony Trice
Bongos, Congas [Electric Congos] – Greg Whitfield
Drums – Dave Newton (2)
Guitar – Tobby Childs
Keyboards – Ben James (5)
Lacquer Cut By – Carl*
Lead Guitar – Johnathan Scott
Other – Arthur Cleveland Tolbert*
Producer – Jack Taylor
Saxophone [Tenor] – Lewellen Sutherland
Tambourine – Good Sister
Trombone, Trumpet – Ben Littles
Trumpet – Richard "Sonny Bobby" Dilligard
Vocals – A.J. Branham, O.C.*, Rudy Thompson

A1. Give Me Another
A2. Let Me Be Your Only Man
A3. L. A. 26000
A4. Poor Mary
A5. Damn Sam The Miracle Man
B1. Smash
B2. Music Makes You Feel All Right
B3. B. J.
B4. Rainy Night In Georgia
B5. Sonny B.

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