RANKY TANKY: This is one of those records that whitey will be charmed by without realizing where it came from. South Carolina, the home of the start of the Civil War and slavery was also the home of showing the indomitable spirit of the black man no matter the adversity. These songs are from the tradition and worship that helped the slaves endure and were also the launch pad of many things that have become part and parcel of popular culture. These exponents of Gullah traditions and culture are so authentic they make the Carolina Chocolate Drops seem like poseurs. This is soul music from the deepest part of the soul. Killer stuff.