Theo Parrish

Preacher’s Coming / Gullah Geechee

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Record Label
Sound Signature

About this item

New Theo Parrish record on his own Sound Signature imprint. Stupendously limited as always and sounding like some of his best work for a while. "Preacher's Coming" heads down that familiar gospel-tinged route he's been more inclined to tread of late. Live recorded, multiple take handclaps really emphasize the church vibe, and if you needed any convincing there's Theo on the sleeve joined by his buddies (including Craig Huckaby off "Black Music"..) for some authentic hand clap action! I'm glad someone else reveres the handclap as much as I do.... On the flip we get more handclaps, supporting an introspective spoken word piece written by the Gullah Geechee Personnel: Jovia Armstrong, Keith Beber, Carolyn Ferrari & Craig Huckaby, not to forget ol' Theo as well! It finds Theo in fine 'nurturer' form - working with native Detroiters and getting their art out there. "Gullah Geechee" is originally just a poem and handclap piece, but Theo obviously gets busy with his beatdown palette, adding MPC kicks and clicks plus that nagging, understated niggly little synth that you find across much of the Sound Signature output. It finds the label, the city and good our good Theo in wonderfully creative form, and also serves to introduce Gullah Geechee to our more than receptive ears. Excellent!

TRACK LISTING


A1. Preacher’s Coming
Written And Produced By Theo Parrish
B1. Gullah Geechee
B2. Gullah Geechee (Original)
Gullah Geechee Personnel:
Jovia Armstrong, Keith Beber, Carolyn Ferrari, Craig Huckaby, Theo Parrish

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