As the ranks of ‘60s soul and gospel singers grow thinner, projects like The Sojourners sound that much richer. Singers Marcus Mosely, Will Sanders and Ron Small are U.S. ex-pats living in Vancouver, B.C. and each has been singing for around a half-century. The vocals are front-and-center (if not a bit pristine) and the production is spare - as it should be. And there’s no better way to get started than with the Mighty Clouds of Joy’s gospel-soul nugget “Nobody Can Turn Me Around.” Backed by the tight, simple rhythm section of Keith Lowe and Geoff Hicks, with producer Steve Dawson on guitar and sacred steel slide, the trio of venerable singers puts its spin on a number of traditional tunes (“Brother Moses Smote the Water,” “By and By” and the foot stompin’ “Great Day”) as well as Rev. Gary Davis’ oft-covered “Death Don’t Have No Mercy,” the Violinaires’ pleading “Another Soldier Gone” and Dorothy Love Coates’ driving “Strange Man.” Dawson adds lilting pedal steel to “It’s Hard to Stumble (When You’re on Your Knees)” and Los Lobos’ “The Neighborhood” makes for the loan contemporary cut. While I wouldn’t mind a little grit in the mix, one thing’s for sure - you don’t hear singing like everyday.