Off the top of my head I can't think of a single Golden Age R&B heavyweight who didn't get their start in the church. Little Richard, James Brown, Sam Cook, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Isaac Hayes—all raised their sweet young unchanged voices to God, most went on to gospel groups, and then they took up the Devil's music to earn secular fortune and fame. Not all of it was devilish, of cour...

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