Buddy and Nora Lee Trent
Jewel Records LPS 148
I've thought that already had this album in my collection. I recognized the cover. But this is a pre-printed jacket, so I wasn't sure. The antique shop price was also about three times higher than I like to pay for this type of record. But the record buying Devil on my shoulder said... "Come on. Buy it even though it is a Christian record." You see the Devil is OK with me spending my money recklessly, but he has a problem with the type of record I buy.
Anyway, I didn't have the record and I hope The Devil knows a great gospel record when hears one. This album is outstanding southern gospel. I can't say that there is a dull song to be found. Buddy and Nora share the spotlight with solos and sound great together in harmony.
The Trents are supported by what is probably a studio band: Michael Hensley - Piano and Organ, Floyd Strub - Drum, Joe Elliot - Guitar, Kenny Felts - Bass. And the great Rusty York does the engineering chores.
There is a large amount of copy on the back cover written by Rev. O.B. Mullins. A long prayer of sorts with precious little information about the artists. Only a brief few lines: "It seems like yesterday that Nora was a little girl sitting in our home, and Buddy, a tall handsome young airman proudly wearing the uniform of his country." He also mention that this is their first album.