When the Shaolin meets the Wu-Tang, the combination can be dangerous. Having spent enough time with both the Drinker of Aquariums and O-Dub, I can report that neither of them are any threat to society. In fact, they are two of the most affable gentlemen you will ever meet. But likability goes out the window when it comes to making a mixtape. What counts is great selections, smooth transitions, and the ability to repeat self-aggrandizing slogans every 20 seconds. Unfortunately, Oliver Wang is much too classy to do such a thing, but my hope remains that there is an alternate version of his gospel funk mixtape where he taunts listeners with the depth of his crates, while employing the phrase, “We the best.” Or at least, “we takin’ over.”

We’ll have to settle for this. There are far worse things. In fact, there are few better. Tracklist below the jump, speedboat nowhere to be found.

ZIP: Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Soul Sides, A Gospel/Funk Mixtape (Left-Click)

Side A
New Hope – Godofallofus
The Inspirational Gospel Singers – The Same Thing It Took
The Week Sisters – What Will It Be Like
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens – I’ll Take The Long Road
Andrew Wartts and the Gospel Storytellers – There Is A God Somewhere
The Religious Souls – Heaven Sweet Heaven
T.L. Barrett & Youth For Christ Choir – Like A Ship

Side B
Charles May and Annette May Thomas – More Faith Is What It Takes
The Art Reynolds Singers – Down Here Lord/How Did It Feel?
The Joubert Singers – Stand on the Word
Donny Hathaway – Lord Help Me
Robert Vanderbilt – Especially To You
The Truthettes -So Good To Be Alive
G.C. (Gospel Clouds) – Let Us Pray
The Relatives – Goodbye World

We rely on your support to keep POW alive. Please take a second to donate on Patreon!