The Persuasions - A Cappella Dreams

The Persuasions - A Cappella Dreams
The Persuasions - A Cappella Dreams
Item# JD251

Product Description

The Persuasions have logged some serious miles driving from town to town over the years to deliver their acappella message. To amuse themselves on the road, they sing old favorites: songs they perform in their shows, their own versions of songs of the day, and, of course, the good old stuff they've known since they were kids. Any true Persuasions fan is probably jumping up and down now, screaming "Let me drive!" Sorry, Charlie - insurance regulations, you know. But this disc is the next best thing. It's the good stuff, songs the band has known and jammed on and thought about for many years - over a lot of rough roads. So sit back and let Jerry Lawson take the wheel.

Jerry Lawson comments on some of the tracks: I HAVE A DREAM "A Solomon Burke song. After 9/11, I knew I had to record it." - JL IN THE GHETTO "I believe this song was Elvis' way of giving something back to the black musical community that had given him so much. When I heard him do it, I thought he was reaching out to me." - JL SHE'S A LADY "We've been singing this for as long as we've been the Persuasions." - JL DON'T "One of my favorite Elvis songs. Its lyrics and harmony make for a classic love song." - JL AIN'T NO SUNSHINE "We thought we should do it with a little bit of that Al Green begging kind of vibe - and some Persuasions harmony, of course." - JL DOCK OF THE BAY "Sometimes late at night, the guys in the back seat will fall asleep and that leaves me and Jimmy awake in the front seat, so we'll sing duets. This is one of our favorites." - JL THE CLOCK "Our tribute to the late, great Johnny Ace." - JL PEACE IN THE VALLEY "We just wanted to go back to the source here - to that real ol' time religion. We wanted to sing it straight, like they do in church. If my mama heard it, she could sing along with it." - JL

Track Listings

  1. I Have A Dream
  2. There's A Train
  3. In the Ghetto
  4. She's A Lady
  5. Don't
  6. Good Luck Charm
  7. Ain't No Sunshine
  8. Dock of the Bay
  9. The Clock
  10. Steal Away
  11. When She Was My Girl
  12. Rainy Night in Georgia
  13. Please Send Me Someone To Love
  14. Peace in the Valley
  15. When The Saints Go Marching In