Egon at Now Again hipped us to the Gospel Storytellers at his office, shortly after the label set up shop on York Boulevard in Highland Park. At the time the record was a rarity, and a curious one at that. Drop the needle on the platter cold, and you’d swear you were dipping into gritty vintage from the early-mid 70s. But no, these grooves to the one true lord and savior were laid down by Wartts and his Storytellers in 1982. Gospel-soul, yes, but with a weighty undercurrent of considerable funk.