Like a Ship...(Without a Sail)

Like a Ship...(Without a Sail)

by Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth for Christ Choir
     
 

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Pastor T.L. Barrett led a youth choir out of Chicago during the late '60s and early '70s, just a few years after he got on the straight and narrow path, which may help listeners understand the unique power of the material on Like a Ship... (Without a Sail). Self-released by Barrett in 1971, it communicates many things, foremost being adoration and praise and,…  See more details below

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Pastor T.L. Barrett led a youth choir out of Chicago during the late '60s and early '70s, just a few years after he got on the straight and narrow path, which may help listeners understand the unique power of the material on Like a Ship... (Without a Sail). Self-released by Barrett in 1971, it communicates many things, foremost being adoration and praise and, on the title track, the lost, aimless feelings that were undoubtedly shared by many a youth in the late '60s. Barrett got help on arrangements from some of Chicago's best studio hands, Chess/Cadet maestro Gene Barge, bassists Phillip Upchurch and Richard Evans, and drummer Charles Pittman. The opening title track is a moving piece of progressive soul, closer to Rotary Connection than Edwin Hawkins -- Barrett's vocals evoking Stevie Wonder singing in the style of Donny Hathaway -- and the choir is powerful and recorded well. A gem of contemporary gospel, much more obscure (at least outside of Chicago) than it deserved to be.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2010
Label:
Light In The Attic
UPC:
0826853005623
catalogNumber:
56
Rank:
14475

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth for Christ Choir   Primary Artist
Phoebe Hines   Lead
Richard Evans   Bass
Gary Jones   Organ,Piano
Karen Adams   Choir, Chorus
Pastor T.L. Barrett   Piano,Electric Piano,Lead
Phillip Upchurch   Bass
Nina Hardy   Choir, Chorus
Loretta Lake   Lead
Gary "Snake" Riley   Organ,Piano
Charles Pittman   Drums
Stanley Fox   Drums,Rhythm

Technical Credits

Peter Margasak   Liner Notes
Matt Sullivan   Re-Release Producer
Strath Shepard   Re-Release Design
Pastor T.L. Barrett   Arranger,Composer,Photo Courtesy
Edmond Blair   Liner Notes
Stanley Fox   Rhythm Accompaniment

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