Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town: DEBUT CD:
Twenty songs, an hour of music and a 20 page booklet of extensive liner notes and individual song comments by Jerry. Jerry feels this is the masterpiece of his 22 A Cappella albums. $20.00
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When Gail and Frank Zappa heard the group over the phone he flew them to L.A and signed them to his label “Straight Records” This is their first album and it’s partly live and part studio recording. It’s raw, it’s innocent and the beginning of their next 40 plus years of singing around the world bringing so much joy to so many and gathering loving, loyal fans around the globe who to this day are finding Jerry and sending him loving notes recalling their first time.
The only group in the history of the music business to make a living singing with no label support, no Hollywood/NYC agent, no publicist, no attorney, no day jobs and more extraordinary and against all odds “made it” with NO BAND!
This album has been out of print for decades and it may be discontinued any day. It is surely a collector’s item.
That’s 27 year old Jerry in the white shirt, hand on hip. Toubo to his left. Top of stairs to bottom: Joe Russell, Jimmy Hayes and Jayotis Washington.
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If you had to pick one desert island Persuasions album this would be the one. This was their debut album for Capitol. From Sam Cooke’s “Chain Gang” to Curtis Mayfield’s “Man Oh Man,” this is classic Persuasions material. Bass Jimmy Hayes’ turn on “The Sun” still makes my speakers rattle. It’s almost below the range of normal human hearing! The vitality, the joy, the soulful singing and yes Jerry Lawson’s tremendous phrasing—certainly one of the signature voices of the last fifty years—make this album nothing short of sensational.
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Of all the instruments out there the first and still the finest by far is the human voice. This CD makes the point emphatically. This is five part harmony at it’s best. Stunningly tight and rich A Cappella. So much music today is sloppy and self-indulgent with technology covering up the shabbiness. This is pure music. The virtuoso level of performance is consistent throughout with no drum kit in sight. When the Persuasions take you through their tribute to The Temptations you’ll find yourself wondering if you actually heard what you think you heard. The energy, passion and sheer joy contained in these tracks is enough to blow the spots off a leopard.
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