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Gloria Ann Taylor - Love Is A Hurtin Thing 7-Inch

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“Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing” is the lead single from Gloria Ann Taylor’s anthology with the ultra-heavy psychedelic soul burner “Brother Less Than A Man” on the B-side. 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. Pressed as a 7in single on the House Guests label, it highlights a grittier side of her singing that matches the song’s depth and intensity. Backed by a rhythm section featuring Bootsy Collins and brother Catfish who along with Gloria and her husband founded the label after leaving James Brown’s band.

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