Henry Slaughter – Gospel Organ Technique (Demonstration Record For Book III) – Used LP
with rhythm guitar and drums, the organ upfront. instrumental. pretty cool. some crackle but that just adds to it. the weirdest thing is that I've had this record for decades, just put it on for the first time this weekend, and I looked him up and he died on Friday, two days ago on Friday the 13th of November! And this sounds like a funeral record...well a pretty happy one but still...weird. He was born in the 1920s and died in the 2020s!
---------------------"Slaughter was born on a tobacco farm near Roxboro, North Carolina, to parents Moses "Chummie" and Lila Slaughter. At the age of seven Slaughter was able to take piano lessons. Until then, he had health issues, including a heart murmur and scarlet fever. After graduating from high school with honors, he attended the Stamps-Baxter School of Music in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After a few months there, he was called to join the Army in World War II. In the 1940s, soon after being released from the Army, he was asked to join the Ozark Quartet as a singer. Six months later, he became the piano player for the group. Along the way, he wrote numerous songs that are considered gospel classics, including "What a Precious Friend is He," "Lonely Mile", "If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side" (recorded by Elvis Presley, on How Great Thou Art), and "I've Never Loved Him Better Than Today." In 1965, the Imperials released a full album of his songs, called Slaughter Writes - Imperials Sing.
His autobiography, In Search of the Pearl of Great Price was published in 1980."