Sunday, June 24, 2012
Sunday morning gospel--Weatherford Quaret--Come on, Let's Sing (1967)
Let me explain. This album is part of a set of Weatherford Quartet LPs reissued (from various labels) on Artist's Records, a Cincinnati, Ohio label. (If you're a punctuation cop like me, you know that it should be "Artists' Records.") The scan you see above has been been spliced and diced from the back cover--hence, the "Volume V" (which I forgot to clone out) and the dorky "Sunday Morning Gospel Presents..." text at the top, which I just had to type in. By the way, I can't believe it's Sunday morning already. Even though it's actually Saturday, a.m., as I type this. (It's like some kind of time paradox.)
I ripped this on the evening of our hottest day so far this summer (Thursday), and I couldn't get into the music at all. This may have nothing to do with the quality of the tracks and everything to do with my zonked-out state from the heat. We'll never know until I listen to it again in saner weather. But it does seem a little, I don't know, mild by Weatherford standards. It doesn't have that Weatherford edge. But that's just my useless opinion--you may love every minute. I should note that this is the first Weatherford LP I've heard to date that didn't blow me away with its quality. But it's ultimately up to you, dear listener. (Don't call you "dear"? Sorry!)
I can't tell, at the moment, whether or not this essay makes sense....
(Hmm.... This is weird. I haven't put up the link yet, but there are already three downloads???? Da-Da-DUNNNNNN!!)
Weatherford Quartet--Come on, Let's Sing (1967)
See track list above.