Gloria Ann Taylor
Love Is A Hurtin' Thing b/w Brother Less Than A Man
Luv N Haight
Love Is A Hurtin' Thing is the lead off single from Gloria Ann Taylor's upcoming 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. Look for the similarly titled anthology of Gloria's ouput on the Selector Sound label to drop later in 2015.