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Track-listing:

A1. Jesus Is All The World To Me
A2. I Want To Be In Love With You
A3. Jesus, Lover Of My Soul
A4. O Sinner / A5. I Shall Wear A Crown

B1. Do Not Pass Me By
B2. Here I Am
B3. There Is Only One
B4. O What A Day
B5. No Not One 

The sequel to Pastor Barrett’s landmark 1971 masterpiece Like A Ship…, Do Not Pass Me By finds the young Chicago preacher and his Youth for Christ Choir continuing their genre-bending spiritual journey. “Heavy drums, soaring falsettos, euphoric tambourines, sharp horns, and Barrett’s unwavering devotion dance around a 40-piece choir, working together to form sanctified slab of gospel funk. Pressed in a minuscule quantity in 1973, Do Not Pass Me By was sold primarily from the pulpit of Barrett’s Mt. Zion Baptist Church, disappearing into Chicago’s south side for 45 years before Numero’s excavation. The ten-song album has been remastered, it’s generic album cover updated to match Barrett’s vision. On the back of the jacket, he insisted on the following words: “After listening to this album you will be glad that you did not pass it by!”

Astonishingly, the honey-voiced Barrett was just 29 when he wrote, arranged, conducted and co-produced “Do Not Pass Me By Volume 2”, a superb collection of gospel funk and soul rich in uplifting group vocals, bustling grooves, Tambourine-heavy drums, wild organ lines and rousing horns. With Barrett handling lead vocals throughout, the ten tracks veer from sparse and laidback spiritual meditations to surging sing-alongs that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention.