Shirley Wahls – Why Am I Crying


Shirley Wahls (born 28 December 1941) is known as one of the young pioneers of Gospel music. Singing in the Choir of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church under the direction of Ruth Jones and later Phillip Gilbert, Jr.
Her professional career began with The legendary group as well as the Argo Singers, the Ward Singers and the Dorothy Norwood Singers.
Although she was only a few years old, she was able to make a big big star. As the most cursory listener to any of her singles, she has a great background in the church, working with the Argo Singers, Gertrude Ward Singers, and the Dorothy Norwood Singers. By the end of the month, I have been in Chicago for the last few years.
Her first solo disc was produced by Bill Sheppard and leased out to King. ListenWhy Am I Crying is a good easy mid paced beat ballad, but the thing is that it is not. It has been about 65,000 copies in Chicago. But good as that 45 what far better what to come. Sheppard tried one follow up on Calla but, “Because I Love You”. “The flip, written by Election itself was a much better vehicle for her sensational voice, but the neither the arrangement nor the production was anywhere Near the standard of the song.
Why on the I crying – KING 6083What is going to happen to the much more sympathetic production team of Joshie Jo Armstead and Mel Collins for the next couple of years. Their first collaboration ListenCry Myself To sleep is a hard hitting deep ballad perfect for choice ‘big voice and lovely timbre. This was the first time she and Armstead wrote a strong number – but it was not the last. No wonder it was a second chance in the market on Smash the following year.
Half a man’s the same sort of emotional weight of some of Aretha’s early Atlantic material and may just be the absolute pinnacle of choice secular recordings. Check out the way she screams out the refrain, and the excellent church piano, not to mention the perfect horn arrangement and background vocals. Absolutely stunning. The version on Giant a year later had a few extra seconds and a lot of clearer pressing so that’s the one you can listen to here.
Cry myself to sleep – BLUE ROCK 4059Wonders spent a little while with the rock group the Rotary Connection before cutting her last secular 45 with producer Tom Washington which is unaccountably fetched on the Miami based Blue Candle label. On the tuneful and rather moving listRemember Martin Luther King Shirley “We’ve Got To Keep Movin ‘On”. After this track, the Shirley Wahls Singers. But you know I do not think you ever really left it. Cry myself to sleep – BLUE ROCK 4059Wonders spent a little while with the rock group the Rotary Connection before cutting her last secular 45 with producer Tom Washington which is unaccountably fetched on the Miami based Blue Candle label. On the tuneful and rather moving listRemember Martin Luther King Shirley “We’ve Got To Keep Movin ‘On”. After this track, the Shirley Wahls Singers. But you know I do not think you ever really left it. Cry myself to sleep – BLUE ROCK 4059Wonders spent a little while with the rock group the Rotary Connection before cutting her last secular 45 with producer Tom Washington which is unaccountably fetched on the Miami based Blue Candle label. On the tuneful and rather moving listRemember Martin Luther King Shirley “We’ve Got To Keep Movin ‘On”. After this track, the Shirley Wahls Singers. But you know I do not think you ever really left it. On the tuneful and rather moving listRemember Martin Luther King Shirley “We’ve Got To Keep Movin ‘On”. After this track, the Shirley Wahls Singers. But you know I do not think you ever really left it. On the tuneful and rather moving listRemember Martin Luther King Shirley “We’ve Got To Keep Movin ‘On”. After this track, the Shirley Wahls Singers. But you know I do not think you ever really left it.
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