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Friday, May 3, 2013

The Imperials - One more song for you 1979 Lp

It could be said that The Imperials are the fathers of CCM “Contemporary Christian Music”. Formed in the late of 1963 by the legendary Jake Hess (who passed away in 2004 at the age of 76). At that time, the members of the group were Jake Hess, the baritone singer Gary McSpadden, a young bass singer from Philippines named Armond Morales, the pianist Henry Slaughter and the Sherrill Nielsen. The first album was released on Skylight Records under the name Jake Hess and The Imperials. The group signed with Benson Records. Although changed some members of the group, they continued to record for Benson Records for twelve years. The next twelve years the group signed with Word Records and recorded 13 albums. One of them was released in 1979 entitled "One more song for you". It was recorded at Jennifudy Studios, North Hollywood,CA and Hollywood Central, Hollywood,CA.

In this album the members of the group were Armond Morales, Jim Murray, David Will and Russell Taff. Also appeared Paul Leim on drums, Abraham Laboriel on bass, Marty Walsh on guitar, Michael Omartian on keyboards and percussion, Victor Feldman on congas. Also Chuck Findley and Steve Madaio on trumpets, Jackie Kelso and Kim Hutchcroft on saxophone and Dick Hyde on trombone. Sax solos by Kim Hutchcroft. Additional background vocals by Stormie Omartian, Marti McCall and Myrna Matthews. The album was produced and arranged by Michael Omartian.
I chose the song "Living without your love". Lyrics and music was written by Tom Hemby.

Note: The above posted track is not played in full.


Exclusive Music said...

this song is one of my favorite song of all, absolutely wonderfull, mixed westcoast, CCM, Modern Soul, little bit Funk, has it all. still sound on radios here in Chile, always came with the amazing song Touch by Colin Blunstone.
Thanks souldennis for mention this amazing song, i know it's goin to be played forever

Souldennis said...

Thank you very much for your comments. I agree with you for all above.