Donn Thomas – Live Wires – 1980

I really can’t find much about Donn. This was his first album but he had to have done some work before this. His singing style is very similar to Andraé Crouch and he would have fit in perfectly with that group of singers but I can’t find any record of him working with them. So that leaves us with this his first album and what a great album it is. Soul is not really my preferred genre but even I can appreciate how great this album is. The album contains the song “A Shield About Me” which has been covered many times but probably the most significant a cover by Tom Howard in 1985. Something rather odd is that we were searching for this album and we found several copies. They were all in horrible condition. I suspect that is was a poor pressing as that’s a little too coincidental.

1 – Live Wires – 3:57
2 – God’s Love (Is What The World Needs) – 4:04
3 – Not Now Doesn’t Mean Never – 4:17
4 – Walking With My Father – 4:32
5 – Oh My Livin’ Brother – 5:14
6 – Soul’d Out – 3:13
7 – A Shield About Me – 2:19
8 – Can’t Make It Without You, Lord – 4:34
9 – You Got Me Through – 4:22
10 – Soul’d Out – Reprise – 1:23

Alto Saxophone – Dave Boruff
Backing Vocals – Bob Carlisle, Carol Rogers, Denise Hunt, Donn Thomas, Elicesia Wright, Lillian Tynes, Steve Hunt
Design Concept [Cover Concept] – Garry Whitlock, Harry Langdon
Design, Layout – Dennis Hill
Engineer [2nd] [Davlen] – Ernie Sheesley, Jeff Borgeson, Steve Crimmel
Flute – Dave Boruff, Jim Coile
Lead Vocals – Donn Thomas
Mastered By – Steve Hall
Mixed By – Bill Bottrell
Photography By – Harry Langdon
Producer, Arranged By – David Diggs
Recorded By – Christopher Banninger
Strings – Doug Cameron String Section
Tenor Saxophone – Gary Herbig, Jim Coile
Trombone – Alan Kaplan, Bill Reichenbach
Trumpet – Charles Davis, Danny Ackerman, Jerry Hey, Terry Winch

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Word, Inc.
Copyright © – Word, Inc.
Published By – Spoone Music Corp.
Published By – Word Music (2)
Recorded At – Davlen Sound Studios
Mixed At – Sound Castle Recorders, Los Angeles
Mastered At – MCA Whitney Recording Studios