The Rewind No 23: Gloria Ann Taylor – Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing

“Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing” is the lead-off single from Gloria Ann Taylor’s upcoming 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-inch single, “Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing” features her soaring vocals backed by luscious strings, and 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.

Gloria Ann Taylor and Walter Whisenhunt

Pressed as a 7-inch 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.

Tuck in below and pre-order here.


01. Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing (7in version)
02. How Can You Say It
03. What I Want
04. Burning Eyes
05. Deep Inside Of You (7in version)
06. World That’s Not Real
07. What’s Your World (7in version)
08. Had It All The Time
09. Jolene
10. Music
11. Deep Inside Of You (12in version)
12. Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing (12in version)
13. Brother Less Than A Man (bonus)

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CF Smith

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