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  • 01. Somebody's Gone
    02. I Have A Friend
    03. Thank You For The Sunshine
    04. Stand By Me
    05. Let Nothing Separate Me
    06. If I Could Just Hold Out 'Til Tomorrow
    07. Burden Away
    08. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
    09. I Want To Live A Christian Life
    10. The Lord Will Make A Way / Thank You For The Sunshine
    11. The Prodigal Son
    12. How Great Thou Art
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    Brother Theotis Taylor

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    [engl] Brother Theotis Taylor is a 92-year-old spiritual singer and piano player known throughout South Georgia and beyond for his powerful voice and heavenly falsetto. His music took him from his home in Fitzgerald, Georgia, to the stage with Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers, to Harlem’s Apollo, and even to Carnegie Hall. Though his releases are limited to six stunning and rare singles on the Pitch label and a single small-press LP, his recorded archive is vast. For much of his life, Brother Taylor kept a reel-to-reel recorder atop his piano at home. “The music just comes down on you,” Brother Taylor told us late last year. “You always have your machine where you can catch everything. ‘Cause what you can catch today you can’t remember tomorrow.” Brother Taylor recorded himself on his DIY home setup only when he was inspired by a higher power, often fasting and praying for days before recording. These intimate home recordings were digitized in 2020 and are being heard for the first time with this release. Revisiting these old songs brought Brother Taylor to tears. “[When I hear this music] I pick up the same spirit that I did it in. And you see me cryin’. It made me feel good ‘cause I know I did it and I did it well. And I want to see it get out, because if it made me feel good, it make somebody else feel good. Right? This is spiritual music.” Download comes with three bonus tracks and 8-page large format liners with oral history interview and archival photos.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    15.07.2020
     

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