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Rain in Your Life

Rain in Your Life

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'A Song for Her Father' Gospel Singer Essie Mae Brooks is finally getting a taste of the life her father envisioned for her many years ago. Her late father, Ulysses Davis, was a drummer who performed locally around the family's Perry, Ga., home in middle Georgia, playing 'that Saturday night stuff,' Brooks says. His dreams for young Essie Mae began after she excelled in singing in school. 'Daddy always said if he had the money he would put me on the road, but he never had the money,' recalls Brooks. 'There were 10 of us children and we grew up on a farm, so there was not much money.' Today, Brooks has five grown children and 15 grandchildren and still lives on the family farm in Perry. She's done some traveling recently, however, having performed in concerts in New York and Washington, D.C., as well as in Italy. She's also celebrating the release of her first CD, Rain in Your Life. The CD, recorded in October 2000, is a collection of gospel tunes, most sung a cappella, with others featuring subtle support on piano or guitar from 'Cool' John Ferguson. Included is 'One of These Mornings,' known also as 'Move up a Little Higher,' which Brooks says was her father's favorite song. 'If he was living, I know this would have been one of Daddy's enjoyment things, to sit down and hear this,' Brooks says. Brooks is grateful for Music Maker's support. 'I appreciate everything they've done for me,' Brooks says. 'They help me out real well in different things. Even when my van tore up, they help me get it fixed.' Brooks performs locally around Perry and surrounding Houston County, she says, singing - usually a cappella - at weddings, birthday parties and funerals. 'I specialize in funerals. I do more funerals in Houston County that anybody,' she says. Excerpted from Vibes Magazine Author: Bryan Powell bryan.powell@creative loafing.com.

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Artist: Essie Mae Brooks
Title: Rain in Your Life
Genre: Gospel
Release Date: 13/09/2005
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 601163000151

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