First Listen: Jasper Street Company – Reach (Basement Sessions Main Vocal) (Basement Boys Records)
The premier Gospel-oriented House Music group, Jasper Street Company, equally known as Jasper Street Co. or JSC break the ice after no less than a 10 year hiatus.
In the vein of classics such as ‘Solid Ground’ and’Lift Every Voice’, they return right on time for the Miami WMC with the uplifting ‘Reach’. With Tracy Hamlin, Vonita White and Randy Roberts responsible for the vocal duties. And Baltimore’s creme de la creme Karizma, DJ Spen, Teddy Douglas, Thommy Davis and DJ Greg Lewis at the command, productionwise…
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Sounds Of Blackness and Jasper Street Company have at least one thing in common. Their obvious inclination to Gospel vibes, although the first most likely made themselves a name in the R&B circuit. Meanwhile the latter made themselves a reputation in the House scene.
Jasper Street Company saw the light in Baltimore, MD back in the second half of the 90’s. A multifaceted group, their line-up varied from a release to another. Welcoming members such as Tracy Hamlin, Vonita White or Wondress Hutchinson among others. Not to mention current Quantize Records label head DJ Spen.
Among their biggest classics to date, ‘Solid Ground’, ‘God Helps Those (Who Help Themselves)’ and ‘Lift Every Voice (Take Me Away)’ to name a few. But also ‘A Feelin / You Gave Me Love’ along with Kenny Bobien. And, more recently, ‘Reach’.
Jasper Street Company have released 2 albums. ‘In A Spensane World’ back in 1998 and ‘Stand!’ 5 years after, respectively on Basement Boys Records and God’s House.