Unknown Contributor Role: The Mighty Clouds of Joy .
At the start of their decline in 1971, The Clouds performed and were recorded live at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Led by the raspy pipes of Little Willie Joe Ligon, the quintet stirred and quelled the audience through a program of gospel standards and personal hits. Boiling points include a devastating version of "Amazing Grace" and testimonial preaching between selections. Not quite as powerful as the group's 1966 Live at the Music Hall album, it's chock full of excitement nevertheless. There's a neglectful lack of pictures and sleeve notes on the otherwise good analog tape transfer. ~ Opal Louis Nations, Roots & Rhythm Newsletter