Ernest C. Martin
Jewel Records - Cincinnati, Ohio - LPS 346
QCA - Cincinnati, Ohio - 305117
Terrific southern gospel album by Ernest C. Martin who was working, at the time, out of Winchester, Kentucky.
From the back cover: The name of Ernest C. Martin is familiar to thousands of people throughout the states of Kentucky, Tenn., Va., Ohio and wherever else he travels to preach the Gospel. Ernest was born Jan. 27, 1914 at Clay City, Ky. He learned to pick some on the 5 string banjo while still a young boy. A six-dollar guitar was his next musical instrument. He was a Christian at the age of 15. Four years later he was working on WNOX Radio in Knoxville, Tenn. Something happened along the way and Ernest drifted to the wrong side of life. He learned and knew the sordid things that await anyone who chooses to live on the wrong side of the tracks.
In Martins own words, also from the back cover: I became a heavy drinker and lost my health completely. At this point of my life I put my trust in God. He wonderfully saved me and restored my health after three doctors had told me I had only six months to live.
Martin worked with Rusty York, owner/operator of Jewel and had thanked him and the staff for the "outstanding job they did in recording this album".
Additional credits: Dallas Alexander - Tenor, Vocals and Guitar, Darrel Alexander - Drums, Ernest Martin Jr. - Guitar, Vernon Leroy Martin - Bass and Bruce Andrews - Banjo. A Special Thanks to J. D. Jarvis.
Ernest Jr. and Vernon are Marin's sons. Martin dedicates the track A Crown He Wore to his wife, Fannie.