The private press holy grail Deep Inside You is on the new anthology, out this November.
The West Virginia-born Taylor learned to sing in church while growing up in Toledo, OH, and was "discovered" by James Brown's close associate Walter Whisenhunt. The two married in 1970 and collaborated extensively. After she signed to Columbia sublabel CBS and received a Grammy nomination, Whisenhunt became frustrated with the major label system and convinced Taylor to help him start a Californian independent label called Selector Sound to release her music. This ended up being a dire career move, and Taylor, disenchanted with the music business, moved back to Ohio after the dissolution of their marriage. However, Selector Sound managed to release eight of her singles in the early '70s, including the three-track Deep Inside You.
That record's strange mix of psychedelic guitars, Taylor's soulful vocals, and an odd drum effect sending the kick out of phase has made the 12-inch a choice rarity among soul and disco heads—the original has gone for over 1,000 dollars on Discogs. "Love Is A Hurting Thing" factors into sets by tastemakers such as DJ Harvey and Floating Points, who dropped the track at both his first You're A Melody night at Plastic People as well as the venue's closing party, where he played a six-hour set with Four Tet. A single featuring the 7-inch version of "Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing" will precede the full collection, which will come as a vinyl set with detailed liner notes.
Love Is A Hurtin' Thing B/W Brother Less Than A Man
A Love Is A Hurtin' Thing (7-inch Version)
B Brother Less Than A Man (Bonus)
Love Is A Hurtin' Thing
01. Love Is A Hurtin' Thing (7-inch Version)
02. How Can You Say It
03. What I Want
04. Burning Eyes
05. Deep Inside Of You (7-inch Version)
06. World That's Not Real
07. What's Your World (7-inch Version)
08. Had It All The Time
11. Deep Inside Of You (12-inch Version)
12. Love Is A Hurtin' Thing (12-inch Version)
13. Brother Less Than A Man (Bonus)
Luv N' Haight will release the Love Is A Hurtin' Thing B/W Brother Less Than A Man on September 25th, 2015 and Love Is A Hurtin' Thing on November 27th, 2015.