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Soul Liberation ‎– 1974 – Soul Liberation

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Soul Liberation was borne from the ministry of Tom Skinner, a former gang-leader turned evangelical preacher from New York City.

Tom Skinner toured the United States doing revival-style “Crusades,” at first using local choirs and bands as his backup. He eventually decided to recruit a band dedicated to his Crusades from musicians that he had worked with on his tours.

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From these auditions Soul Liberation came to be, with its members hailing from New York and the Midwest.

Soul Liberation toured with Tom Skinner full-time for twenty years from 1973 to 1993, doing about 260 gigs a year, in a variety of venues (high schools, colleges, prisons, wherever Skinner was preaching). When not on tour, the men of Soul Liberation shared a house in the Bronx, while the women lived with their families.

The group finally split in 1993, as the members settled down into family life.