Shirley Ann Lee
Songs Of Light
44003
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Notes About the Release
After wrapping the tracklist for Local Customs: Downriver Revival, we knew there was a smaller second record buried in the mountains of tape rescued from Felton Williams’ Ecorse, Michigan, basement. Born at the tail-end of a Depression that darkened the entire United States, Shirley Ann Lee took her talent as a singer and pianist from a grim, overcrowded house in Toledo, Ohio, to a glamorous, gospel-fueled adolescence on the road and in Nashville. It wasn’t until her return to Toledo after a disastrous marriage in Los Angeles that, for the first time in almost two decades of public performances, she found the urge to praise God with her own words. As the Revival label’s lone “star,” Shirley Ann Lee was afforded dozens of opportunities to record her songs, but only six sides managed to trickle out on 45 between 1967 and 1969. Using Revival’s aborted Shirley Ann Lee Radio Hour program as our guide, we’ve taken the best of her proper studio recordings, in-the-moment sketches, out-of-tune piano demos, and rehearsals with young kids talking in the background and created the Shirley Ann Lee album that never was. A one-LP revival of an unheralded gospel giant that is sure to convert the non-believers.
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TRACK LIST

Shirley Ann Lee Introduction
Shirley Ann Lee All I Have To Depend On
Shirley Ann Lee I Shall Not Be Moved
Shirley Ann Lee Stop Look & Listen
Shirley Ann Lee You Better Run
Shirley Ann Lee There’s A Light
Shirley Ann Lee Everything Gonna Be Alright
Shirley Ann Lee You’ve Been So Good To Me
Shirley Ann Lee Blessed Quietness
Shirley Ann Lee Intermission
Shirley Ann Lee How Can I Lose
Shirley Ann Lee Time
Shirley Ann Lee Stay On Your Knees
Shirley Ann Lee Someday
Shirley Ann Lee Get Back
Shirley Ann Lee Walk Through The Valley
Shirley Ann Lee Please Accept My Prayer
Shirley Ann Lee I’ve Got To Make It
After wrapping the tracklist for Local Customs: Downriver Revival, we knew there was a smaller second record buried in the mountains of tape rescued from Felton Williams’ Ecorse, Michigan, basement. Born at the tail-end of a Depression that darkened the entire United States, Shirley Ann Lee took her talent as a singer and pianist from a grim, overcrowded house in Toledo, Ohio, to a glamorous, gospel-fueled adolescence on the road and in Nashville. It wasn’t until her return to Toledo after a disastrous marriage in Los Angeles that, for the first time in almost two decades of public performances, she found the urge to praise God with her own words. As the Revival label’s lone “star,” Shirley Ann Lee was afforded dozens of opportunities to record her songs, but only six sides managed to trickle out on 45 between 1967 and 1969. Using Revival’s aborted Shirley Ann Lee Radio Hour program as our guide, we’ve taken the best of her proper studio recordings, in-the-moment sketches, out-of-tune piano demos, and rehearsals with young kids talking in the background and created the Shirley Ann Lee album that never was. A one-LP revival of an unheralded gospel giant that is sure to convert the non-believers.

TRACK LIST

Shirley Ann Lee Introduction
Shirley Ann Lee All I Have To Depend On
Shirley Ann Lee I Shall Not Be Moved
Shirley Ann Lee Stop Look & Listen
Shirley Ann Lee You Better Run
Shirley Ann Lee There’s A Light
Shirley Ann Lee Everything Gonna Be Alright
Shirley Ann Lee You’ve Been So Good To Me
Shirley Ann Lee Blessed Quietness
Shirley Ann Lee Intermission
Shirley Ann Lee How Can I Lose
Shirley Ann Lee Time
Shirley Ann Lee Stay On Your Knees
Shirley Ann Lee Someday
Shirley Ann Lee Get Back
Shirley Ann Lee Walk Through The Valley
Shirley Ann Lee Please Accept My Prayer
Shirley Ann Lee I’ve Got To Make It
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