1987 Russ Taff – Russ Taff

taff-russ-1987Russell “Russ” Taff (born November 11, 1953) is an American gospel singer and songwriter. He has sung a variety of musical styles throughout his career including: pop rock, traditional southern gospel, contemporary country music, and rhythm and blues. He first gained recognition as lead vocalist for The Imperials (1977–81). One of his best-known performances is the song “Praise the Lord”. He has also been a member of the Gaither Vocal Band, and occasionally tours with Bill Gaither in the Gaither Homecoming concerts. As a solo artist and songwriter, Russ Taff is known for the 1980s anthem “We Will Stand”.

 

Tracks

1 Shake 4:20
2 Walk Between The Lines 5:32
3
Believe In Love 5:02
4 Down In The Lowlands 5:07
5 This Love Is Strong 5:03
6 I Still Believe 4:31
7 Steal Away 0:43
8 (Living on the) Edge of Time 3:40
9 Higher 4:54
10 Breathe Life Into Me 4:23
11 Healing Touch 4:45

1 Shake

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Mel Watts
Guitar (solo) Dave Perkins
Guitar James Hollihan
Acoustic Guitar Dave Perkins
Acoustic Guitar Lynn Nichols
Organ Greg Husted
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Percussion Lenny Castro
Vocals Russ Taff

2 Walk Between The Lines

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Scott Musick
Guitar Dann Huff
Guitar Dave Perkins
Piano Robbie Buchanan
Synthesizer Dave Perkins
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Programming Eric Persing
Vocals Russ Taff

3 Believe In Love

Bass Mike Brignardello
Drums Paul Leim
Guitar Dann Huff
Guitar James Hollihan
Organ Robbie Buchanan
Piano Robbie Buchanan
Synthesizer Alan Pasqua
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Sax Mark Douthit
Vocals Russ Taff

4 Down In The Lowlands

Bass Nathan East
Drums Paul Leim
Guitar Dann Huff
Guitar James Hollihan
Synthesizer Alan Pasqua
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Sax Mark Douthit
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals Charlie Peacock
Background Vocals Clarice Devisschu
Background Vocals Rebecca Sparks
Background Vocals Vince Ebo
Vocals Jack Joseph Puig
Vocals Russ Taff

5 This Love Is Strong

Bass (synthesizer) Robbie Buchanan
Drums Paul Leim
Guitar Dann Huff
Guitar James Hollihan
Slide Guitar James Hollihan
Piano Robbie Buchanan
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Percussion Joe Porcaro
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals Rebecca Sparks
Vocals Russ Taff

6 I Still Believe

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Mel Watts
HiHAt Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Dave Perkins
Guitar James Hollihan
Organ Greg Husted
Synthesizer Alan Pasqua
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Background Vocals Mark Williamson
Vocals Russ Taff

7 Steal Away

Slide Guitar James Hollihan

8 (Living on the) Edge of Time

Bass Jackie Street
Drums Mel Watts
Guitar James Hollihan
Piano James Hollihan
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Sax Mark Douthit
Background Vocals Mark Williamson
Vocals Russ Taff

9 Higher

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Scott Musick
Guitar Dann Huff
Guitar James Hollihan
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Sax Mark Douthit
Background Vocals Annie Stocking
Background Vocals Charlie Peacock
Background Vocals Vince Ebo
Vocals Russ Taff

10 Breathe Life Into Me

Bass Nathan East
Drums Paul Leim
Guitar (solo) James Hollihan
Guitar Dann Huff
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Background Vocals Mark Williamson
Vocals Russ Taff

11 Healing Touch

Bass Mike Brignardello
Drums Paul Leim
Guitar James Hollihan
Acoustic Guitar James Hollihan
Organ Robbie Buchanan
Piano Robbie Buchanan
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Background Vocals Dave Perkins
Vocals Russ Taff