TAKE ME TO THE ALLEY




Well, they gild their houses
in preparation for the King
and they line the sidewalks
with every sort of shiny thing
they will be surprised
when they hear him say
Take me to the alley
take me to the afflicted ones
take me to the lonely ones 

that somehow lost their way
let them hear me say
I am your friend
come to my table
rest here in my garden
you will have a pardon
take me to the alley....

Take Me to the Alley is the fourth studio album by Gregory Porter
released on May 6, 2016 through Blue Note Records. It earned Porter a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album.[1]
The album was recorded in Hollywood and New York City between September and October 2015.[2] Porter worked alongside producer Kamau Kenyatta, with whom he first worked in the mid-1990s when he was a student at San Diego State University. Porter observed: "Kamau has been most instrumental in taking what I have and refining it... he's been great at offering encouragement to what I already have artistically."[3]
 

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