Cassietta George: He Never Lets Me Alone
From This Time (Audio Arts, 197?)
Soul Sides is busy with a slew of other work right now so we may not be able to get too many posts up this week but we wanted to drop something. Memphis-raised gospel singer Cassietta George (b: 1929, d: 1995) weaves together a fantastic blend of gospel, glues and of course, soul on “He Never Lets Me Alone.” I’m not much of a religious type personally but even if I’m not into the message behind these songs, I can get with the music. This song reminds me a lot of Aretha or Ray’s early, gospel-influenced soul compositions, a sound I could listen to for days and never tire of.
Sorry for the terseness but duties call.