It all started in the mid-70s, just as CCM was
gaining prominence, when a 21 year-old
Russ Taff formed a local band called Sounds
of Joy. As the band gained in popularity they
got the opportunity of a lifetime and were
asked to open for the legendary Imperials.
And it didn’t take long for the Imperials to
recognize a voice that would successfully
complete their musical transition from
traditional to CCM. So, in 1976 Russ was
invited to join the Imperials as lead singer.
And as they say, the rest is history!
Russ spent four and a half years with the
Imperials, gaining recognition as The Voice
behind some of the biggest songs in CCM.
This 12-song collection features Russ at his
very best during his days with the Imperials
- taken from Grammy® and Dove Awardwinning
albums, Priority, One More Song
For You and Heed The Call.