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René Bailey — Good Old Songs | Album Review 

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René Bailey
Good Old Songs
Lone Pine Records

Miss René Bailey is feeling the spirit, and she's set on inspiring you, too. A local gospel legend since the early '70s, Bailey, who's performed with Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, and Dave Brubeck, recently released Good Old Songs, a dozen Georgia-childhood gospel favorites expressed with her unique style of soul and grace. For the album she gathered a large array of vocalists and percussion, horn, string, and keyboard players and maneuvered from church choral director to her first studio recording. "You Can't Hurry God" is a jazzy, horn-based opener to getcha moving and stomping, as is the organ-loaded "Until I Found the Lord," which is delivered with her exhilarating signature vibrato. She dulcifies her set with the softer praises of cherished favorites "Rock of Ages" and "Glory, Glory Hallelujah." Might have to sneak on down to Samsonville Methodist Church on a fine Sunday morning and get a dose of the glorious "Lady Sunshine."

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