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Persuasions: No Frills

You Can Have Her
Under the Boardwalk / Sand in My Shoes
I Was Wrong
I Woke Up This Morning
I Wonder Do You Love The Lord Like I Do
Still Ain't Got No Band
Treasure of Love
Sweet Was the Wine
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
Slip Sliding Away

After his conspicuous absence on Good News, "Sweet" Joe Russell is back singing on four of the songs, "I Was Wrong," "I Woke Up In The Morning," "Sweet Was The Wine" and "Slip Sliding Away." But on this 1986 Rounder Records release we have an unique addition. Bev Rohlehr appears on the other seven songs, adding a sweet lightness on this recording that was never repeated. You really should hear it. The version of "Still Ain't Got No Band" is in the grand tradition. Overall it is a traditional Persuasions mix of some gospel mixed among oldies like Roy Hamilton's "You Can Have Her," Clyde McPhatter's "The Treasure Of Love" and a Drifters Medley of "Under The Boardwalk" combined with "Sand In My Shoes." The real rouser of the record is "Victim." Magnificent! 1986 recording from the acknowledged authorities of a cappella, whose sound is characterized by a significant blues and gospel influence. Intense performances and strong material distinguish this collection: "Slip Sliding Away," a rambunctious "Sweet Was The Wine," "I Was Wrong" (originally sung by the Moonglows), "Under The Boardwalk/Sand In My Shoes," and the a cappella mantra, "Still Ain't Got No Band," more.

Item code: 2103C | 1 CD | $13.98 |add item to cart
Contemporary | A Cappella | Male | United States

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