Bishop Leonard Scott, the professor of hymns, teams up with the legendary Rance Allen in one of his last performances. They come together and breathe new life into the vintage spiritual “Throw Me Overboard.” It’s fitting that it debuts in Black History Month since its origins wind back to the slave community that was shipped into the Georgia Sea Islands off the coast of the Carolinas in the 1800s.
However, these two gentlemen of gospel have completely fast forwarded into the 21st century with a funkified up-tempo contemporary rendition that boasts wah wah guitar licks, booming bass and a lot of passion. Allen’s gruff roar is the perfect counterpoint to Scott’s Smooth delivery. All in all, it’s a celebration of the comfort and shelter that believers can always find in the bosom of God.