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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Miracles Happening On The Other Side - Liberty Church Of God Choir

I'm Building On Jesus
Miracles Happening On The Other Side
Liberty Church Of God Choir
Prestige Productions, Inc. - Birmingham, Alabama
Queen City Album - Cincinnati, Ohio
11013

The Liberty Church Of God Choir was based in Warrior, Alabama. Elder Tommy Williams, Pastor.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Two Favorites - Ray Cooper Trio With Cletus Clark

Climbing Higher
Two Favorites
Featuring Ray Cooper Trio With Cletus Clark
Gospel LP 796
Produced by Cletus Clark - Fresno, California

Traditional harmonies bolstered by a rockabilly rhythm that features the jangly guitar work of Cletus Clark.

He Is Risen - The Patrick Brothers

I Saw A Man
He Is Risen
The Patrick Brothers
Central Recording Studio - Middletown, Ohio

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Noblemen - I Have A Desire

He's Coming Back Again
The Noblemen
I Have A Desire
Queen City Album Recording and Pressing - Cincinnati, Ohio
005080

Sunday, December 11, 2011

George Walker And The Gospel Mello-Tones

I'm Persuaded To Believe
George Walker And The Gospel Mello-Tones
Gospel Recording Studios - Waynesville, Ohio
Queen City Album - Cincinnati, Ohio
0307

Friday, December 9, 2011

Now I Have Everything - The Hampton Quartet

Broken Pieces
Now I Have Everything
The Hampton Quartet
Artists' Recording Company - Cincinnati, Ohio
710210

Praise The Lord - Gary Bailey and Tom Salzer

Because He Lives
Praise The Lord - Gary Bailey and Tom Salzer
Artist Recording - Cincinnati, Ohio
800455

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Beyond The Last Mile - The Daugherty Quartet

Zions Hill
Beyond The Last Mile
The Daugherty Quartet
Tri-State Recording Company - Kingsport, Tennessee
TSRC 69646

The Daugherty Quartet worked out of Jacksboro, Tennessee.

Arnie Hartman In Concert

Sweet By And By
Arnie Hartman In Concert
Angelus Records WR-4964

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Great Judgement Morning - David R. Blanton

What If We Fail To Get There
The Great Judgement Morning
Mr. & Mrs. David R. Blanton
OCA Recording Studios and Pressing - Cincinnati, OH
902044-280

Old Time Gospel - David R. Blanton

No Depression
Old Time Gospel
David R. Blanton
Jordan Recording Company - Covington, KY

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

All The Way - The Bethel Harmoneers

Hold My Hand
All The Way
The Bethel Harmoneers
Jewel Recording Studios - Cincinnati, Ohio LPS 282
Queen City Album - Cincinnati, Ohio #20345

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Jesus Opened Up The Way - The Snyder Family

I Came On Business For The King
Jesus Opened Up The Way
The Snyder Family
Melody Records - Hamilton, Ohio
MSLP-69
Jewel Record Company - Cincinnati, Ohio
6610802

This was the second album for the Snyder Family.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lay Your Burden At The Feet Of Jesus - The Little County Trio

I'm So Glad He Found Me
Lay Your Burden At The Feet Of Jesus
The Little County Trio
Thundercloud Records - Tip-Toe Records - Cincinnati, Ohio
Jewel Record - Cincinnati, Ohio - JRC 82012

This group was working out of The Little Country Missionary Baptist Church located in Norwood, Ohio.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Glimpse Of Jesus - Rev. Merrill Ted Braun, Sr.

When The Saints Go Marching In
When Jesus Comes
A Glimpse Of Jesus
Rev. Merrill Ted Braun, Sr.
Deliverance MTB 104
Rite Record Productions - Cincinnati, Ohio
Sides #34283 & 34284

Braun sings and plays the organ.

Session musicians include Dennis Harrell - Bass Guitar, Dan Burton - Piano, Eddie Crumpton - Drums. Phil Burkhardt is credited as the recording engineer.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

First Light - Greg Tyree

Rapture Day
First Light
Greg Tyree
Parable Recording - Cincinnati, Ohio
Audiocraft Studio - Cincinnati, Ohio
Artist's Recording Co. - Cincinnati, Ohio
1981

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Kingdom Of God by Gary Muse

In Times Like These
The Kingdom Of God by Gary Muse
ADCO Records - Cincinnati, Ohio - SLP 1394
Manufactured by Rite Record Productions, Inc. - Cincinnati, Ohio
Sides #34245 & 34246

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Heaven - Happy Rhythm Quartet

Heaven
Heaven
Happy Rhythm Quartet
Prestige Productions, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama
Queen City Album - Cincinnati, Ohio - 0539

Thursday, October 13, 2011

You Make Me Wanna Sing - Three In One

That's The Day
You Make Me Wanna Sing
Three In One
Queen City Recording, Cincinnati, Ohio
207054

The photo was shot from The Serpentine Wall, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio across The Ohio River looking towards Newport, Kentucky. The bridge, a former rail road bridge is now a pedestrian walkway named The Purple People Bridge.

Clap Your Hands - Jim & Tammy & Their Friends

I'm God's Property
Clap Your Hands
Jim & Tammy & Their Friends
Singcord Recordings ZLP 3030
1977

For more Jim & Tammy fun check out this post! Oops! There Comes A Smile

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rostvit Sisters On Tour

What A Morning
Rostvit Sisters On Tour
Claiborne Music Productions - South Gate, CA

From the back cover: ON TOUR the third in a series of Long Playing albums recorded by the Rostvit Sisters proves to be one of the most outstanding and fascinating discs yet released.

The Rostvit's worked out of Colorado Springs, CO.

My Mother's Old Washboard - Edgar Fultz And His Daughter Patricia Warren

Old Butter Blue
The Devil's Geritol
My Mother's Old Washboard
Edgar Fultz And His Daughter Patricia Warren
Produced by J.D. Jarvis
Jewel Records - Cincinnati, Ohio
JRC 82017

From the back cover: Here we are again, with our fourth album, me and my daughter Patricia Warren singing songs, that were given to me as I was inspired by God, except for one song. (White Rags On The Apple Tree), featuring my wife Louise.

I don't know how many albums Fultz made altogether, but I've found several including I Ain't Looking Back and Way Below The Bottom.

My Mother's Old Washboard
Take A Time Out To Pray
Old Butter Blue
Have I Pleased You Lord
White Rags On The Apple Tree
Here He Comes Again
I'll Take Over Now
In The Name Of Jesus
The Devil's Geritol
What God Has Joined Together

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

In The Footprints Of Jesus - Doug Chambers

Soldier Of The Cross (Footprints Of Jesus)
Meeting In The Air (Footprints Of Jesus)
When The Saints Go Marching In (Footprints Of Jesus)
Just For Me (Zion Records Presents Doug Chambers)
Joshua Fought The Battle Of Jericho (Zion Records Presents Doug Chambers)

In The Footprints Of Jesus
Doug Chambers
LP101

Going Home
Zion Records Presents Doug Chambers
LP 107

OK. What I've got here is your typical album jacket with the wrong record found inside. If you collect records... you know how often this happens. The record enclosed is apparently Chambers first album titled Zion Records Presents Doug Chambers rather than Footprints of Jesus. I was able to find a digital copy of this album (Footprints Of Jesus) and have included several samples here.

Later I found, Zion Records Presents Doug Chambers (Going Home) in the lot of records I purchased. The labels are different... but the Zion catalog number is the same.  So I thought that I would also present several samples from that album here. Both albums are quirky affairs featuring some outstanding jazz/swing/rockabilly picking along with Chambers odd vocals, strange arrangements and backing/studio vocalists that seem out of tune. The timing/tempo seems screwy on some tunes as well. This whacky blend really makes for a couple of unique and enjoyable LPs.

From the back cover: I want to express my sincere thanks to two outstanding artists who did a fine job in displaying their talents on this record. I was thrilled as I heard Mr. Don Lewis, the organist, begin the song, Calvary, in the first few minutes of the studio session. He certainly did a wonderful job as he played progressive lead on six of the songs. For a change in pace, the organ is alternated with a great sounding Western steel guitar, played by a dear friend, Rev. Jeremiah Hanley.

Transcendental Sisters Of St. Francis

No Beer In Heaven
Transcendental Sisters Of St. Francis
Music By Lenny Rich
Ray Records, Columbus, NE
RRSLP 2005

From the back cover: Transcendental is derived from the word transcendent which means, exceeding usual limits; surpassing, extending or lying beyond the limits or ordinary experience.

Yes, this album of upbeat tempo music is indeed exceeding beyond the normal limits of three very beautiful, religious Catholic Nuns who belong to the Convent of St. Francis of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Going Home - The Napier Quartet

Too Much To Gain To Loose
Going Home
The Napier Quartet
Marbone 4739
Midway Recording Studio - Hurricane, W. VA

Private press album from a group with a South Point, Ohio address.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

He Restoreth My Soul - The Melody-Aire Trio

The Grass Is Greener
In The Valley - He Restoreth My Soul
The Melody-Aire Trio
Jewel Recording Studios - Cincinnati, Ohio
Queen City Album 112415

Bass - Floyd Robertson, Steel Guitar - Ray Wilson, Lead Guitar - Mike Scalf, Drums - Paul Allen, Piano - Glenna Edwards, Rusty York - Engineer

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Light - Ron Gunter

Feed The Children
Guardian Angel
Light
Ron Gunter
Jewel Records - Cincinnati, Ohio - LPS 334
Queen City Album - Cincinnati, Ohio #30321

The tune Guardian Angel appears on a number of local albums I've stumbled across, including the originator of the song, The Singing Siler Family.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sweetly And Simply - Shirley

Nobody Like The Lord
Sweetly And Simply
Shirley
21st. Century Christ Ministry
LP 892

From the back cover: Traveling with her husband, W.V. Grant, Jr., she is called in newspapers around the country "America's leading female gospel organist." In the South, people of all races call her "Miss White Soul."

Grant originally operated from a ministry located in Over-The-Rhine, an economically depressed area in Cincinnati, Ohio in the 70s.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Old Family Album

Since I Met The Lord
The Old Family Album
Featuring: Buddy

The record came in a jacket blank with a white hand-written sticker fixed to the acetate.

Record label as seen above is all the info I have to go on.

The surprise is the record features a full blown studio production with a session musicians and back-up vocalists.

I think the sample I posted features "Buddy" singing.

Carlisle Family Album - Old Time Great Hymns

Mary Don't You Weep
Carlisle Family Album
Old Time Great Hymns
Dedicated to the Late Mother and Dad Carlisle
Featuring Cliff and Bill Carlisle
Old Homestead Records OHCS-303

Obscure country gospel album. The only reference to the Carlisle family that I can find online is a German(?) wiki page that features bio material on Cliff Carlisle. I can make out that Cliff was born in 1904 in Taylorsville, Kentucky and passed away in 1983 while living in Lexington, Kentucky. I think the article states that he was a "pionier des Blue Yodeling", or maybe Bluesgrass(?) Yodeling? Anyway, there is no yodeling on this album.

The male vocal you hear on the sample and through out the record must be Cliff's(?). No credit is given to other male or female vocalist(s), but one can assume they are family members.

The jacket also states that the "album was originally recorded for the REM label (a small label located in Lexington, KY) but was never previously released".

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wadin' Through Deep Waters - The Lunford's Singing The Gospel

Oh What A Happy Day
Wadin' Through Deep Waters
The Lunford's Singing The Gospel
Rose Records - Vandalia, Ohio - LPR 190
Rite Record Productions, Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio - RTE 27772

Presenting The Saunders Trio

Will Meet You In The Morning

Presenting The Saunders Trio
Queen City Album - Cincinnati, Ohio - 206314

The Saunders worked out of Scottown, Ohio.

This album was autographed, apparently, at the Bob Evans Festival 10/8/72

They'll Never Change The Way - The Earls And Whitehead Gospel Singers

Then I Got Happy
Lord Give Me A Vision
They'll Never Change The Way
The Earls And Whitehead Gospel Singers
Recorded at: Commercial Sound - Leon Turner - Engineer
Distributed by: Jalyn Records - Dayton, Ohio
Manufactured by Rite Records - Cincinnati, Ohio - Rite 448 - 18847

From the back cover: This is The Earls and Whitehead Gospel Singers third album, and I think their best. If you like good Gospel Bluegrass, don't pass this one up.

Edward Earls, is from McCreay County, Kentucky, and now lives in Muncie, Indiana. He sings lead and bass, plays 5-strings banjo and guitar.

Millie Earls, is from Izard County, Arkansas and is married to Edward Earls. She sings soprano and tenor.

Leamon Whitehead, is also from McCreary County, Kentucky, plays flat top guitar and sings lead.

Patty Whitehead, is from Selma, Indiana, and is married to Leamon Whitehead. She plays flat top guitar and sings high tenor.

Joyce Browning, is from Muncie, Indiana. She sings alto.

Paul Hill, plays 12-string guitar and violin on this album.

Nelson Hill, is furnishing the bass playing, and is Paul Hill's father.