Love Is A Hurtin' Thing b/w Brother Less Than A Man
Cat no. LH7077-RED
“Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing” is the lead single from Gloria Ann Taylor’s
anthology with the ultra-heavy psychedelic soul burner “Brother Less
Than A Man” on the B-side. Originally released on Gloria and her
husband Walter Whisenhunt’s label Selector Sound as a 7” single, “Love
Is A Hurtin’ Thing” features her soaring vocals backed by luscious strings,
orchestral horns and a searing guitar. On the flip is “Brother Less Than A
Man” which sounds like a proto Funkadelic /Parliament psychedelic funk
bomb. Pressed as a 7” single on the House Guests label, it highlights a
grittier side of her singing that matches the song’s depth and intensity.
Backed by a rhythm section featuring Bootsy Collins and brother Catfish
who along with Gloria and her husband founded the label after leaving
James Brown’s band.