Amazing private gospel modern soul/boogie LP originally released in 1981, featuring an alternate version of the dance floor killer "Spread Love".
Having grown up in rural West Virginia, Michael Orr is a marvelously talented musician and accomplished singer, songwriter, and producer. From the time he was placed on a piano bench as a toddler, Michael has been playing and composing music.
In 1975 Michael Orr recorded his first full record “Spread Love” which became an international classic.
In 1979 he recorded his second and much lesser known album “Love Will Rise” in Los Angeles and released it on the Birthright record label. The single “Love Will Rise” was a tribute to The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A gem of a smooth soul album – completely rare in the original, and a fully honest testament from Michael Orr. Orr's got a real talent for a song – and his commitment to strong vocals can be heard in his mix of styles that recall bits of Andy Bey, Jon Lucien, Gil Scott-Heron, and DJ Rogers.
An absolutely incredible gospel modern soul album, finally available again, fully licensed and remastered, with original artwork. Not to be missed!
released June 26, 2019
Fender Rhodes, Small percussion / Lead vocals - Michael Orr
Drums / Background vocals - Fairest Hill
Acoustic Piano / ARP Odyssey / Small percussion - James Crist
Fender Rhodes / ARP OMNI - Donald Leeks
Bass / Background Vocals - Kenneth Orr
Guitar - John Bialek
Lead Vocals and Backgrounds - Dinah Chapman
Under exclusive license from Michael Orr
Originally issued as BRS-4029 (1981)
This re-issue (P) & (C) 2019 HIGH JAZZ* Records - HJLP007