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Tl Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir Like A Ship Type Compact Disc

Track Title. 1 Like A Ship. 2 Wonderful. 3 ItS Me O Lord. 4 Ever Since. 5 Nobody Knows. 6 Joyful Noise. 7 Medley Dr. Watts Hymn & The Disciples Prayer. 8 Blessed Quietness. Pastor TL 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. ~ John Bush, Rovi. Product Type: Compact Disc.