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Gloria Ann Taylor Love Is A Hurtin Thing

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None of their '70s recordings ever became a national hit. On the flip side, soul music collectors took notice, eventually turning their sides into the stuff Blood Orange Freetown Sound record-obsessive legend.

Some of her recordings have sold for upwards of a thousand dollars. The most coveted is the album's title track, a privately-issued mid-tempo soul song that unfolds across seven and a half minutes.

For every single thrill there's another heartbreak. For all in love the going is tough. Yes, love is a hurtin' thing. But with its steady thump, dramatic strings and Taylor's piercing vocals, "Love Is A Hurtin' Thing" became embraced as a proto-disco classic.

That acknowledgment came too late for Gloria Ann Taylor, Various Alchemy. Inshe made her last recordings and then packed up to move back to Toledo. She's still there. And while she's traded in the nightclub for a church choir, she's still singing and likely still haunting people with that voice.

Record Research. Retrieved February 28, NOTE: Much of the biographical detail about Taylor at discogs is inaccurate as a result of confusion with another singer of a similar name. Authority control MusicBrainz : abaf96b3a9d. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Soulfunk. MusicBrainz : abaf96b3a9d. Deep Inside You is the centerpiece of Love Is a Hurtin' ThingUbiquity 's long-gestating compilation of highlights from Gloria Taylor's brief career, gathering five singles recorded between and The mystery inherent in her music has led to some strange speculations online.

Even her Discogs page puts her birthplace as Alabama, saying that she formed gospel group Sweet Honey in the Rock and passed away 10 years ago no doubt conflating her with one Gloria Ann Taylor-James.

As these liner notes clarify, though, Taylor was actually born in a coal-mining town in West Virginia and is still very much with us.

That Gloria Ann Taylor didn't become a household name isn't of much Gloria Ann Taylor Love Is A Hurtin Thing now. It's difficult to become a star, much easier to be star-crossed, to find your music lost to time. So the fact that she never made it is not cosmic injustice so much as the actual indifference of the universe. It was in fact at the start of Taylor's career as a soul Gloria Ann Taylor Love Is A Hurtin Thing based in Toledo that she had her best shot at stardom.

Compared favorably to Aretha Franklinshe had a powerful, church-bred voice that caught the attention of one of James Brown 's arrangers and associates, Walt Whisenhunt, fresh off of working on Doris Troy's "Just One Look". They became both musical partners and a couple. But before allowing hard-knock biography to color the reception of Love Is a Hurtin' Thingjust listen to the opening seconds of the title track. A blistering psychedelic guitar solo, like something left off of Nuggetsflares across the opening 10 seconds, but 20 seconds Iron Wine Woman King, we're awash in opulent strings, piano, and Taylor's voice, a powerful instrument that seem to be echoing from a subterranean tunnel.


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10 thoughts on “ Gloria Ann Taylor Love Is A Hurtin Thing

  1. Originally released on Gloria and her husband Walter Whisenhunt’s label Selector Sound as a 7in single, “Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing” features her soaring vocals backed by luscious strings, orchestral horns and a searing guitar. On the flip is “Brother Less Than A Man” which sounds like a proto Funkadelic /Parliament psychedelic funk bomb.
  2. Jan 16,  · Reviews Show All 19 Reviews. Same low Level. Like this bootleg from Gloria Ann Taylor. All this cheap ass Labels that dig out the original gold should take a bit more love and respect because vinyl is oil. It´s a waste of material and energy. As a Vinyl only DJ and music lover I will not play or enjoy this because Vinyl means Quality, where you do the best cut whats possible/5(88).
  3. Buy Love Is A Hurtin' Thing (LP) by Gloria Ann Taylor (LP $). Amoeba Music. Ships Free in the U.S.
  4. Sep 18,  · Gloria Ann Taylor had a hopeful career and had a few 45 discs issued over a span of time but she really never got "the" commercial Top Hit and /5(12).
  5. She signed for Mercury Records, before Whisenhunt started his own label, Selector Sound, on which Taylor's recordings (on which she was credited as Gloria Ann Taylor) were issued. These included "Love Is A Hurtin' Thing" and a funk version of Dolly Parton's "Jolene". Taylor's records were later characterized as "a unique musical brew that mixed northern soul with exotic percussion and fuzzy .
  6. Love Is a Hurtin' Thing marks the first authorized reissue of Taylor's recordings for Selector Sound, a label owned and operated by Taylor and Whisenhunt, and includes 13 original recordings that have been frequently bootlegged by soul aficionados since they went out of print in the late '70s.8/
  7. Sep 26,  · Love Is a Hurtin' Thing (7in Version) · Gloria Ann Taylor Love Is a Hurtin' Thing / Brother Less Than a Man - Single ℗ Ubiquity Recordings, Inc. Released on:
  8. Gloria Ann Taylor (born 13th September , Dehue, West Virginia, U.S.A. - died 8th December , South Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A.) was an American R&B and soul singer. Gloria began singing in clubs in the early s and was discovered by Walter Whisenhunt, who had worked as a promoter and production manager with James Brown.
  9. Jan 12,  · Music Review: 'Love Is A Hurtin' Thing,' Gloria Ann Taylor Gloria Ann Taylor was a singer from Toledo, Ohio, when a record producer discovered her and took her to Los Angeles. They eventually married, and through much of the s, created a series of unusual soul and proto disco songs that have become collectors' items.

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