Trevor Dandy – Don’t Cry Little Tree

* Long lost funk to soul to gospel to proto ska album from Canada
* First ever production by renowned black music producer Paul Zaza
* Trevor Dandy was and probably still is a singer in a church choir
* For fans of Percy Sledge, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles
* A great lost gem for fans of gospel inspired soul ballads
* Excellent sound and performance by high class professional musicians
* First ever official rerelease on vinyl and CD
* Fully licensed
* Remastered audio
* LP housed in heavy 350g carton cover
* CD housed in a rock solid jewel case
* Ultimate collectors item for fans of 1970s gentle soul and gospel pop

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Trevor Dandy created a gentle album full of consoling tunes, that attest his trustful relationship to God. Just as you might know it from Cat Stevens ‘Morning has broken’, just a bit soulier ‘ although this association might be caused by the insistent use of piano on this record. Once you heared this songs, it will be hard to deny Trevor’s Gospel roots, which musically surface steadily and are underlined by the religious lyrics. “Don’t Cry Little Tree” was the first production of the famous Canadian producer Paul Zaza, who sais about this ultra-rare pearl of Funky Gospel Music: “This album was done with no budget and very little equipment. Basically, Trevor Dandy was a Gospel singer in a church group. He wanted to record an album to sell at various church gatherings. I was impressed with his lyrics and unique voice so I agreed to produce the record in the basement of my father’s house (where I was still living).The album was put together on a ‘shoe-string’ budget and 1,000 copies were pressed on vinyl. Most were never sold and thrown out. I’m happy that now, almost 50 years later, there appears to be an audience for him.” – Paul ZaZa