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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.