– Dorothy Best

checker10025-1_250Not a very well-known Checker LP, but “Try Him” by the Dorothy Best Gospel Singers sure is worth listening to. The album features Dorothy Best singing solo on side 1 and she shares the spotlights with her family on side 2, except for “Little Wooden Church”, another solo performance. “I Want Jesus To Walk With Me” has lead vocals by five year old son Nathaniel Jr. and is the only track to skip, unless you find kids gospel charming.  I prefer side 1; great gospel singing by Dorothy Best, backed by a solid soul band. The duets with her husband are fine as well. It’s a shame there’s no more to enjoy; these were the first and last recordings by Dorothy Best.

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