MICHAEL ORR AND THE BOOK OF LIFE
LOVE WILL RISE

High Jazz Records
CHLP 2019 (’81)
GOSPEL SOUL BOOGIE

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Amazing private gospel modern soul/boogie LP originally released in 1981, featuring an alternate version of the dance floor killer “Spread Love”.

Having grown up in rural West Virginia, Michael Orr is a marvelously talented musician and accomplished singer, songwriter, and producer. From the time he was placed on a piano bench as a toddler, Michael has been playing and composing music.

In 1975 Michael Orr recorded his first full record “Spread Love” which became an international classic.
In 1979 he recorded his second and much lesser-known album “Love Will Rise” in Los Angeles and released it on the Birthright record label. The single “Love Will Rise” was a tribute to The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A gem of a smooth soul album – completely rare in the original, and a fully honest testament from Michael Orr. Orr’s got a real talent for a song – and his commitment to strong vocals can be heard in his mix of styles that recall bits of Andy Bey, Jon Lucien, Gil Scott-Heron, and DJ Rogers.

A1 Jesus Is Coming Again
A2 Love Will Rise
A3 Hear The Message
A4 God’s Given Me A Comforter
A5 Praise Hallelujah
B1 I Don’t Know You
B2 This Is A Blessing
B3 Come Live In My Heart
B4 Spread Love