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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

MARY LOVE - LAY THIS BURDEN DOWN


(originally posted 11/20/09)

"Storming" is a word that gets thrown around quite a bit when describing soul records and that certainly sprang to mind while I was listening to this track to write the description. To me, the best 'stormers' are tracks that have the stomping Motown beat but add the musical tension as is heard on this track.

Mary Love, still active in the gospel bag, is a Sacramento, California native who began recording in the mid-60's in Los Angeles. She released a handful of records through the 70's which included a few songs used in Rudy Ray Moore movies. This record is the peak, in my opinion and simply an incredible song and performance. The type of which makes me devote so much of my time towards collecting records!

from 1966...

MARY LOVE - LAY THIS BURDEN DOWN

3 comments:

drew said...

a belter of a tune Derek

pingw said...

I first heard this record in about '84 (on the fabulous Kent comp 'For Dancers Only') and every time I've heard it since, it knocks me out. Storming only begins to describe the effect it has on me and I cannot find the words to do it full justice. Keep the faith, Derek!

Henri Sangalang said...

wonderful tune!