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Soul of the Bible
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Studio album by Nat Adderley
Released 1972
Recorded 1972
Genre Jazz
Label Capitol
Producer Cannonball Adderley & David Axelrod
Nat Adderley chronology
Soul Zodiac
(1972)Soul Zodiac1972
Soul of the Bible
Double Exposure
(1975)Double Exposure1975

Soul of the Bible is an album by jazz cornetist Nat Adderley released on the Capitol label featuring performances by Adderley's Sextet with Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Jr., George Duke, Walter Booker, and Roy McCurdy with narration by Rick Holmes and guest percussion and vocalists.[1]


The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 2 stars stating "the music strikes fire only intermittently".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Nat Adderley except as indicated. All narration by Rick Holmes
  1. "In the Beginning" (David Axelrod) - 1:20
  2. "Yield" (Olga James) - 2:20
  3. "Obeah" (Julian "Cannonball" Adderley) - 7:36
  4. "Fun in the Church" (Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, Fleming Williams) - 7:08
  5. "The Eternal Walk" - 6:48
  6. "Krukma" (George Duke) - 3:17
  7. "Gone" - 4:00
  8. "Behold" (Nat Adderley, Arthur Charma) - 3:15
  9. "Psalm 24" (Walter Booker) - 4:56
  10. "Make Your Own Temple" (Julian "Cannonball" Adderley) - 5:58
  11. "Taj" (Nat Adderley, Jr.) - 14:52
  12. "Psalm 54" (Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, Chick Corea) - 1:55
  13. "Amani" (Nat Adderley, Francisco Centeno) - 11:35
  14. "Space Spiritual" - 7:30



  1. ^ Cannonball Adderley Rendez-vous accessed February 19, 2010
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed February 19, 2010


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