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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Celestials Sing - The Healer

Lord I Tried
The Celestials Sing
The Healer
Mark V Studios

Engineer: Harold Huffman
Bass: Bill Huffman
Guitar: Joe Huffman
Drums: Mike Burnette

Cover Design: Mike Burnette

Today I present a nice change of pace to the typical "southern gospel" sound I normally present on this blog. The Celestials are a fab gospel girl group who worked out of Lexington, Kentucky. They choose a 1950s girl group pop vocal approach that is backed up by a variety of session musicians on this set including a string section featured on the track "He". There are a couple of songs that feature Roy Moody who was "married to Doris…" (see bio on back cover).

The Healer
Goodbye World Good-Bye
Each Step I Take
Lord I Tried
Who Am I
This Little Light Of Mine
Born To Serve The Lord
Rock Of Ages
He Touched Me
Room At The Cross


  1. Nice to see someone else enjoying this record!! Roy and Doris are my great uncle and aunt. I unearthed this gem from my grandmothers basement a couple years back and now listen to it ever so often - the harmonies are fun and I especially love hearing my uncle Roy sing again (he passed away in the late 90's) and my Aunt Doris is still playing piano. Never knew the rest of the women singers.

  2. where did you find this record?

    1. Thanks for sharing. This is one of many "locally" produced recordings I find in the Cincinnati, Ohio area either in record stores or thrift shops.