Sponsored by the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex – Fifty-four years ago, 30-ish year-old Frances Torain…
“B A Beacon (Se’ Un Faro)”
From the CD, Amen Goes Right There! (2011)
It’s not often that you get to hear something like “B A Beacon (Se’ Un Faro)” from Everett Drake. The reason is that he’s usually seen churning out more traditional tunes with Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones and the Nashville Super Choir. With songs like this quick paced Latin jazz piece though, Drake shows that he’s quite capable of writing (along with the project’s producer Derrick Lee) and performing a diverse repertoire of gospel and inspirational music.
Vocalist Kyla Jade and trumpeteer Rod McGaha join Drake on “B A Beacon (Se’ Un Faro)” urging, “B A beacon, let your light shine!”
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