For Your Love

Gwen McCrae-For Your Love
from 7″ (Cat Records, 1973)

One of my favorites from the very talent Mrs. McCrae, this track is off her hit record Rockin’ Chair. McCrae earned her chops as a child singing on Sundays in her Pentecostal church. As a teenager, she was hipped to singers like Sam Cook and Aretha Franklin and was soon singing in local clubs in her home town of Pensacola , FL. Betty Wright would later discover Gwen which opened doors and gave her the opportunity to work with [song] writing duo Clarence Reid and William Clark.

This track is probably one of four singles released before the full length album. Vocal arrangements were done by no other than Betty Wright and the track was produced by Willie Clark making this one a heavy hitter. While McCrae is better know for the hit “90% of Me is You,” this track is more soulful and less funky, giving it a softer touch and making it more of a love jam; perfect for your mac game. Enjoy.

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