The Truth Shall Make You Free
King Hannibal The Truth Shall Make You Free b/w It's What You Do 45 (Aware, 1972)
If you are into R&B at all there is a chance you've heard King Hannibal before. Maybe you haven't heard this record, but perhaps something by Hannibal or the Mighty Hannibal has come your way. Whatever the three names, they all belong to one person, James T. Shaw.
Shaw started his singing life in 1953 with the Ovations, had a string of minor hits, fought the tax problems and a heroin addiction, both of which landed him in jail. His experiences lead to a handful of great social consciousness songs including the great Hymn No. 5 and The Truth Shall Make You Free.
Here you get The Truth Shall Make You Free, which has been comped before by the folks at Norton Records but ahhh who cares? It is such a great song I couldn't resist. Plus the flipside, It's What You Do is a great Stax-style ballad that you need to hear (and after you are done, click on the link above and listen to the sample of Hymn No. 5).
same label as the alarm clocks 45? i think so!
GET THE NORTON LP!