Sunday, 10 May 2015
Some Sunday Soul
Today's artists Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens would not be out of place at George's place on his Gospel Sunday slot
From Midway, Alabama Naomi Davis Shelton began singing in the Baptist Church prior to moving to New York, Florida and then back to New York where she sang in the clubs as Naomi Davis.
In the early sixties she got in tow with pianist Clifford Driver and the collaborated on and off
Fast forward to 1999 when Clifford gets in touch and asks Naomi to become the vocalist in a new band he was working with.
They came to the attention of Gabriel Roth who subsequently set up the fantastic Daptone label resulting in her full length album What Have You Done My Brother? in 2009 when she was in her late 60s/early 70s.
This was followed up with their second album Cold World in 2014.
They still regularly play life in the new York area and occasionally further afield.
Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens -What Have You Done
Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens - What is This