A Cappella Soul: Essential Recordings

A Cappella Soul: Essential Recordings

by The PersuasionsThe Persuasions


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A cappella sensations the Persuasions have been wowing audiences since they first appeared on the scene with their debut album A Cappella on Frank Zappa's Bizarre imprint. It's not that their music was in any way "bizarre," but more that Zappa was an unabashed lover of doo wop and a cappella R&B singing and a collector of recordings. The group reached the peak of its popularity when they were asked to be part of Joni Mitchell's Shadows and Light tour in the late '70s. And that's where this ten-track Rounder compilation begins (chronologically, at least), with three tracks from 1979's Flying Fish LP Comin' at Ya. These cuts are classics of the vernacular: "Cryin' in the Chapel," "Let Them Talk," and "Return to Sender." Other cuts included here are versions of Al Green's "Let's Get Married" in a medley with Harvey Fuqua's "Sincerely," the gospel nugget "Ain't That Good News," and Sam Cooke's "That's Heaven to Me." The albums these cuts were culled from were either released on Rounder or by one of its distributed labels such as Bullseye Blues between 1979 and 1988. This is a terrific little comp for the money.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/2009
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661221321
catalogNumber: 612213

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Persuasions   Primary Artist
Jimmy Hayes   Bass (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal)
Jerry Lawson   Lead
Joe Russell   Tenor (Vocal)
Jayotis Washington   Tenor (Vocal)
Herbert Tubo Rhoad   Baritone (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Sam Cooke   Composer
Alan Freed   Composer
Green   Composer
Scott Billington   Logo Design
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Brian Capouch   Engineer
Harvey Fuqua   Composer
Jerry Lawson   Arranger,Director,Producer
Irwin Levine   Composer
Ron Levy   Producer
Steve Rosenthal   Engineer
Billy Ward   Composer
Ira Fraitag   Producer
William Cooke   Composer
Traditional   Composer
William Cooke   Composer
L. Brown   Composer
Harry Carlson   Composer
Douglas Lew   Composer
Erwin King   Composer

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