Wednesday, May 22, 2013


When Sam Cooke left the Soul Stirrers to sing pop music, Johnnie Taylor was drafted in from the Highway QCs to replace him, just as Cooke had been similarly picked from the QCs to take over for R. H. Harris when he left the Stirrers. Through all the changes, second lead Paul Foster held steady; that’s him taking over after Johnnie’s passionate vocal in the last minute and a half of “Out on a Hill.” The flip of this record is “The Love of God,” another great Taylor lead, and one of my all-time favorite Soul Stirrers sides.

The Soul Stirrers • Out on a Hill • 1958

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1 comment:

  1. WOW! I LOVE this beautiful track and had never heard it before today. Paul Foster's voice always gives me the shivers.