Sunday, June 29, 2008



The Joubert Singers is a gospel choir for people who can´t really sing. The requirements to join are "...a love of music, and some sight-reading ability". STAND ON THE WORD is from 1982 and was the first ever song to be recorded live in First Baptist Church in Crown Heights, NYC. A couple of hundred pressings of the record was made available for the congregation, and one of it´s members was producer and DJ Walter Gibbons, who often played the track at the record store he worked thereby revealing it to the public and eventually making it a Garage, Loft and Zanzibar hit. And in 1985 the record was re-released, now with remixes by Tony Humphries and Larry Levan (the track featured here).

Personally I first heard this song on Optimo, Espacio´s (JD Twitch and JG Wilkens) fantastic How To Kill The DJ (Part Two) and fell in love with it.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do, and if you get reborn, that´s OK too.

Download The Joubert Singers - Stand On The Word

1 comment:

Leslie said...

I've been looking all over for this song. One of my favorites. Thank you.