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Jesus Is A Soul Man

When Christians attempt to be 'hip'

I don't buy a lot of Christian records, but this one from the Sego Brothers & Naomi had just the right hook to catch my interest: Jesus is a Soul Man. Get it? I love the way bible-belt Christians will co-opt almost any aspect of secular culture to get their word out. One day Jesus is a Soul Man, and the next thing you know, there are Christian heavy metal bands playing at your local football stadium. Watch out!

This is pretty much a one-joke record (unless you count the subjoke included in the title song, I'm sure SOULed on him). I suppose the idea was to get the kids interested enough to listen to the more serious Jesus tales later on the album.

Interestingly enough, Jesus Is A Soul Man comes to us from Nashville-based Spar Records, the same recording geniuses behind The Now Generation. I guess when you're hip, you're hip!

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Jesus Is A Soul Man (Real Audio) Oh they say that he is a square...

See Also: The Ballad of Jim and Tammy, The Now Generation: Come Together

Your Comments:

? says:
Frank. "When Christians attempt to be "hip"?

Are you suggesting that only people who are non-Christians have the natural ability (or right) to be hip? (01-08-2004)

white teeth says:
Nat this is an old record okay? (12-03-2003)

Nat says:
WASPs should not try to appeal to the young. (11-24-2003)

white teeth America says:
I appreciate the comment, except you are only 1/2 right (nonmetric). In America, faggots are always referring to we hetro's penises as You big Man..... (11-21-2003)

Gav says:
Looks like I struck a raw nerve there old chap! ...You big girl! (11-18-2003)

pennydinawoods (rdsmith1929@hotmail.com) says:
Really, really hip. Anyone up for James Brown's "Nature?" (09-18-2003)

white teeth America says:
Uh okay? Buckteeth this is an old record. (09-13-2003)

buck teeth and thick glasses says:
I'm sure that in centurys past Christian music has been at the pinnacle of contempory culture! Christians should STOP 'Attempting to be hip', following fickle earthly trends. Instead, they should be pioneering the cutting edge of music and art by inspiration that comes from God alone! (09-11-2003)

white teeth America says:
Well read white trash. Those words are only spelled that way in countries where men fuck each other in the ass. Here in AMERICA, we leave the U out. Because everyone wants to leave U (you) out! Americans have balls. You guys might as well have pussies, because you foppish pigs are pussies. (08-26-2003)

Omni Jesus says:
Holy crap! look at the head on the guy on the far left! Maybe it's just the way the computer makes the cover look, but all of the men seem really fucked up! Look at their hands!! Oh yeh, and it looks like an upside down cross on Naomi's dress. She's goin to hell, even with all of her holy work. (08-25-2003)

well read white trash says:
We speak English? No. Assuming you said yes, then humor is spelled H-U-M-O-U-R just as honour and colour. After all we do speak the english language. (08-23-2003)

White teeth America says:
Yes I know it is independence. I do know how to spell correctly where it COUNTS. (07-14-2003)

White teeth America says:
Oh yeah GAV, nice to see that you posted while I was out popping fireworks celebrating 227 years of independance from a sissyfied country that still has not discovered THE TOOTHBRUSH! (07-14-2003)

White teeth America (We brush our teeth!) says:
O, ye poor ol' GAV. How shalt I sit and ponder over what I spoketh. Whilst ye come to view what I hafth doneth. It appearth that me own soul hafth doneth crak'd in bloody vain over ye wise wordseth. Alas, let us not quarrel whilst our majesty waiteth on ye old toothbrush. Nay brushing today, wilth taketh place as for many more days to cometh. And yay, whilst I spake of the colour of the favour, of the flavour of me old humour. Ye haft known that ye haft told thee of it.

DAMN! People are really laughing at me now! Now I am really "embarrassed"! Oh yeah, I forgot! It's only TRULY embarrassing when you spell like a freaking U.K. shit head!
BTW "GAV", I have already done myself a faVOR by learning in grammar school how to spell like a TRUE AND PROUD AMERICAN!!!!!! Why would I be embarrassed to spell like everyone else in most of the world? It would only be in "embarrassment" if I spelled like you ignorant pale-skinned, rotten/crooked-teethed smelly sissies do!

One last thing pussy, I have your "twonk" hanging! And it's nice and tanned assface! (07-14-2003)

White teeth America (We brush our teeth!) says:
O, ye poor ol' GAV. How shalt I sit and ponder over what I spoketh. Whilst ye come to view what I hafth doneth. It appearth that me own soul hafth doneth crak'd in bloody vain over ye wise wordseth. Alas, let us not quarrel whilst our majesty waiteth on ye old toothbrush. Nay brushing today, wilth taketh place as for many more days to cometh. And yay, whilst I spake of the colour of the favour, of the flavour of me old humour. Ye haft known that ye haft told thee of it.

DAMN! People are really laughing at me now! Now I am really "embarrassed"! Oh yeah, I forgot! It's only TRULY embarrassing when you spell like a freaking U.K. shit head!
BTW "GAV", I have already done myself a faVOR by learning in grammar school how to spell like a TRUE AND PROUD AMERICAN!!!!!! Why would I be embarrassed to spell like everyone else in most of the world? It would only be in "embarrassment" if I spelled like you ignorant pale-skinned, rotten/crooked-teethed smelly sissies do!

One last thing pussy, I have your "twonk" hanging! And it's nice and tanned assface! (07-14-2003)

Gav (www.beeb.net) says:
Hey, White teeth America.

You think you have a thorough grasp of the ENGLISH language do you? Please, do yourself a favour and learn to spell the original, ENGLISH way, thereby saving yourself future embarrassment... You humourless twonk! (07-04-2003)

bro a j (doccupp@aol.com) says:
hey i love this song,, truly Jesus is a Soul man
I gave my drunking life to him years ago.
Thank God he saved my soul. Born Again. set free.
delivered. changed. (05-17-2003)

. says:
Ha ha ha. Yeah. You are laughing now. You ar not funny. And one day the laughs will be on you. Suck it up. Enjoy it while it lasts. Because you won't. (05-02-2003)

Good Music says:
[as sung by Nat Stuckey and Connie Smith on the 1969-1970 lp, Sunday Morning, according to my ear]

IF GOD IS DEAD (WHO'S THIS LIVING IN MY SOUL)
(Lawrence Reynolds)
'70 copyright control

[intro phrase]
(If God is dead who's this living in my soul?)

He put flowers on the hill; your cup he gladly fills.
How can you turn around and say God is dead?
But when your stories have all been told
there's one thing I'd like to know:
If God is dead who's this living in my soul?

He gives us shelter from life's stormy weather,
gives us love to keep us together.
When life gets like a ship on a raging sea.
And when the stage of life grows cold
somebody helps us to play our role.
If God is dead who's this living for in my soul?

[bridge tune]
If my soul had windows I'd leave them open so the world could see
The ugly scars upon those hands that bled for you and me.
There's the bridge you can cross if you will;
the toll was paid on Golgotha's hill.
If God is dead who's this living in my soul?
If God is dead who's this living in my soul? (04-03-2003)

Brother Blupp says:
Each one o' them Sego-pathic brothers had their way with Naomi. In fact her uncle and brother is the first and third'un behind her. (03-05-2003)





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