Reading Willis Earl Beal’s biography plays outÂ like a film script. Â Act 1: Born into the cold winds of ChicagoÂ / Act 2:Â Beal joins the army, but is discharged for medical reasons / Act 3: Beal moves to New Mexico and finds himself homeless and alone, working dead-end jobs / Act 4: Beal makes a bunch of CD-Rs of his recordings and leaves them throughout the city / Act 5: Beal tries out for X-Factor, but bows out after the initial rounds / Act 6: Signed to XL Recordings, and the rest is history.
Needless to say, Beal has a lot to sing about, and he brings the whole damn gospel with him. Â That vibrato reverberates in every small-town methodist church, soakedÂ with the pain and anguish of a man with nothing left to lose. Â Flying So Low employs aÂ church organ andÂ aÂ swing-low 60s groove to help him out on the pulpit, and his furious howl does the rest. Â Break a $10 and grab the 7″ after the ‘buy’ link. Â You can throw the rest in the offering plate.
We are excited to announce the 7 Inch single release by the Willis Earl Beal. This is a very limited run of 300 hand stamped white label copies.
Willis Earl Beal
Side A: Flying So Low
Side B: 12 Midnight
Please note we are currently only taking orders to ship in the USA.
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