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TRACK LISTING
1. Words of Caution
Pride, Earl - GL Pride Publishing, DE Music - BMI

2. Love Sometimes
Pride, Porecki - GL Pride Publishing, DE Music , Funklove Productions - BMI

3. You Were Never Mine
McClinton, Nicholson, Tench - Nasty Cat Music - BMI, ASCAP

4. Love For My Baby
Pride, Heid - GL Pride Publishing, DE Music, Corgiville Music - BMI

5. Don't Blame The Man
R.C. Hammond - Johnson and Hammond Music, UniChappell Music, Inc. - BMI

6. It's A Good Thing
Pride, Heid - GL Pride Publishing, Corgiville Music, DE Music - BMI

7. I Found My Baby Gone
Pride, Heid - GL Pride Publishing, Corgiville Music, DE Music - BMI

8. Bringin' Me Back Home
Pride, Earl - GL Pride Publishing, DE Music - BMI

9. Livin' A Lie
Pride - GL Pride Publishing, DE Music - BMI

10. After The Party
Adapted from R.C. Hammond's "After the Disco is Over" - R.C. Hammond - Johnson and Hammond Music - BMI

11. You Are My Rainbow
Pride, Porecki - GL Pride Publishing, DE Music, Funklove Productions - BMI

12. Beware!
Randle - Irving Music Inc., East Memphis - BMI

 
LOU PRIDE
WORDS OF CAUTION
SEVERN CD 0017
OUT OF PRINT  / DOWNLOAD
This strong release finds Pride delving into twelve blues-soaked soul numbers for 47 minutes of pure listening enjoyment. "Fellas, better treat her right!" warns the veteran baritone in the title track, a song that could just as easily sound at home in Al Green's songbook as it does here. He further explores his soul roots with "Love for My Baby," "I Found My Baby Gone" and "It's a Good Thing," a silky smooth original reminiscent of Barry White's offerings from the '70's.

But his roots extend further to include blues, as heard on Delbert McClinton's heartbreaking "You Were Never Mine" and "Livin' a Lie" highlighted by the sensational Albert-King-inspired fretwork of Harold Flood, plus gospel with "You Are My Rainbow," a gorgeous example kindled by Pride's upbringing in the church. And in what seems an effortless task, the man with the big voice tackles two Roy C. Hammond tunes with ease, "Don't Blame the Man" and "After the Disco" (re-worked as "After the Party") plus a power-packed rendition of Ann Peebles' "Beware!"

Brimming with standout performances from a six piece horn section led by Willie Henderson of Tyrone Davis fame and the Severn Studio Band (Steve Gomes on bass, Jon Moeller on guitar, Robb Stupka on drums plus Benjie Porecki and Bill Heid sharing keyboard duties), it's no surprise that Words of Caution is a crowning moment for the golden-throated Pride.

Born outside of Chicago, singing is something that seemed to come naturally for Lou Pride. Like many of the artists he's commonly compared to (Bobby Bland, ZZ Hill and Little Milton), he got his start singing in the choir of the First Baptist Church whose pastor was Reverend E.J. Cole (Nat King Cole's father). His initial recording career began in the early '70's on an obscure label, Suemi Records, which produced a few notable singles for Lou. He then moved to Black Gold Records and released Very Special and Gone Bad for a Very Special Reason before producer Marvin Yancy (Natalie Cole's ex-husband) introduced him to Curtis Mayfield whose Curtom label produced Gone Bad Again.
LINER NOTES:
"The road has led me to Severn Records. I want to thank David Earl and all the musicians that gave their heart and soul for this record. I thank the Lord and Master for the gift he has given me. The song "You Are My Rainbow" is my personal praise to the Lord, and to all I say follow your dreams and your rainbow." - Lou Pride

MUSICIANS:
Lou Pride: Lead Vocals, Background Vocals and Shaker on track 4
Jon Moeller: Guitar
Steve Gomes: Bass
Robb Stupka: Drums
Benjie Porecki: Hammond Organ and Fender Rhodes
Bill Heid: Hammond Organ on tracks 4, 6, and 7
Steve Cyphers: Percussion
Harold Flood: Guitar Solo on track 9, Rhythm Guitar on track 10

Singers:
Meg Murray: Background Vocals
Kahlilah Davidson: Background Vocals
Eddie Jones: Background Vocals on track 11
Earl Jones: Background Vocals on track 11

Horns:
Arranged and Conducted by Willie Henderson
Kenny Rittenhouse: Trumpet
Tommy Williams: Trumpet
Scott Young: Tenor Saxophone
CREDITS:
Produced by David Earl and Steve Gomes
Executive Producer: David Earl
Recorded and mixed at Severn Studios, Crownsville, MD
Engineered by David Earl
Additional Engineer: John Monforte
Mastered by Charlie Pilzer at Airshow Mastering, Springfield, VA
CD design by Steve Potter
Photography/Digital Enhancement: Randy Santos