Sponsored by the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex – Fifty-four years ago, 30-ish year-old Frances Torain…
Luther Barnes & the Sunset Jubilaires
Atlanta International Records (2011)
Luther Barnes is recognized as much for his easy-listening ballads as for his driving quartet tunes and churchy choir numbers.
“Yet Love,” his new single with the Sunset Jubilaires, is soon to be another hallmark of the Barnes repertoire. Its message is one of overcoming life’s hurts and disappointments and choosing the spiritually mature path of love and forgiveness.
Over a warm electric piano–later accentuated with finger-snapping percussion, electric bass, and a full drum kit–Barnes croons beautifully crafted lyrics, recounting emotional journeys to which most relate–brokenness, abandonment, and loneliness.
“But the Word of God in you stood strong,” the Sunset Jubilaires declare. “You’ve learned how to yet love!”
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