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Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth For Christ Choir - Nobody Knows

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:04 pm
by musicmonkey
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“One of the most important albums ever made. Ranks right up there with What’s Going On, Dark Side Of The Moon, and Pet Sounds as a flawlessly executed vision brought to life in perfect harmony. Enriches the soul and expands the mind.” – Jim James, My Morning Jacket



Nobody knows, all the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows, all my sorrow
Glory, Glory, Glory, Hallelujah
Glory, Glory, Glory, Hallelujah

Nobody knows, all the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows, all my sorrow
Glory, Glory, Glory, Hallelujah
Glory, Glory, Glory, Hallelujah

I've been used and I've been scorned
I've been talked about, yes I have
Just as sure as you're born
This is a mean world to try to live in
But you've got to stay ahead until you die
Without a mother, don't even have a father
I'm looking for my sister, I can't even find my brother
I wish I had somebody...

Glory, Glory, Glory, Hallelujah
Glory, Glory, Glory, Hallelujah

Friends walk away from you
Just look away say, glory
Thank the Lord for another day, glory
I've got eyes to see into heaven across the top

Nobody, nobody, nobody

I tried to tell the white man but he could not understand
I tried to tell the black man but he refused to take my hand

http://lightintheattic.net/releases/481-like-a-ship-without-a-sail

Chicago pastor and activist T.L. Barrett’s rare gospel soul classic Like A Ship… (Without A Sail) is finally receiving a much-needed reissue. Long revered by record collectors, this album remains one of the holy grails of gospel soul. Self-released in 1971, Like A Ship was the result of Barrett channeling his passion for music, a determination to keep children off the streets, and his charismatic preaching (which attracted the likes of Earth, Wind & Fire and Donny Hathaway to his sermons at Mount Zion Baptist Church) into the production of the album, a project bolstered by the saxophonist and arranger Gene Barge of the famed Chess Records, and backed by a cast of players that included Richard Evans, Phil Upchurch and the rapturous vocals of the Youth For Christ Choir. Like A Ship… is filled with sanctified grooves and spiritual praise delivered with a righteous, infectious chorus.