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My All-Time Favorite Album
Quipper | United States | 11/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My title might sound over-enamored, but the fundamentals of the music here are as sound as they get, the hooks are continuous, and the pitch--well, perfect. There's plenty good to be said about the lyrics too. As the owner of over 60,000 legitimately purchased songs, I can say with my whole heart that these are ten of my favorites.
I owned this recording as a record album when it first came out in 1985, then I made an audio cassette copy of the record, then I bought the CD, and now I've ripped the music into Mp3 format ;)
I agree with others that his 1987 self-titled album is a close second in enjoyability. Check that one out too, but this one really is better.
In late 1985, when I was facing some of the same difficulties as 'Bobby' in "Not Gonna Bow," my mother wrote a letter to Russ Taff informing him that his song had encouraged me to continue standing for what was right, even though I many times found it difficult to act in accordance with my Christian faith in my public school. Russ Taff, then in the height of his fame, sent back a personal, typewritten letter (in the days of typewriters) reminding me that since people had spit in the face of Jesus, the Son of God, we must stand strong no matter how poorly we are treated. He also sent me an autographed 8-1/2" x 11" photo. Very nice, and quite encouraging.
By the way: at the dawn of the 21st century, Russ Taff joined the Gaither Vocal Band for a short while. That group's A Cappella album includes Russ Taff's vocals, and it's quite good, although a markedly different style than any of his own albums."