- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
This selection from the Acappella experts The Persuasions contains their renditions of devotional and spiritual music.
- 1.Three Angels
- 2.Lean On Me
- 3.T.A. Thompson
- 4.Hymn #9
- 5.Ten Commandments Of Love
- 6.Lord's Prayer
- 7.When I Leave These Prison Walls
- 8.When Jesus Comes
- 9.Heaven Help Us All
- 10.Without A Song
- 11.Three Angels (Reprise)
The Persuasions: Joseph Russell, Jerry Lawson, Jimmy Hayes, Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, Jayotis Washington.
Originally released on Capitol Records (ST 11101). Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
Personnel: Joseph Russell (vocals, tenor); Jerry Lawson (vocals, baritone); Jayotis Washington (tenor); Herbert Rhoad (baritone); Jimmy Hayes (bass voice).
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
The Persuasions' fourth album finds the harmony-vocal group still fanning the doo-wop flame (a major uphill battle in 1972), refurbishing then- contemporary songs like Bob Dylan's "Three Angels" (which both opens and closes the album) and Bill Withers's "Lean On Me"in their own gospel-derived style. On the more old-school side, there are remakes of doo-wop classics like the Moonglows' "Ten Commandments of Love" alongside such pre-doo-wop standards as "The Lord's Prayer." Highlights include "T.A. Thompson," an anti-Vietnam war song that (as implausibly as it sounds) gets a terrific doo-wop arrangement, and "When Jesus Comes," a gorgeously sung return to the group's gospel roots.