This blog features the many gospel albums I find. 90% of the records featured here were created by local Cincinnati, Ohio area artists (on Jewel, Rite and Queen City record labels among others). Here you will find the Good, Bad & Ugly but never The Lackluster! If there are copyright issues or a problem with any post, just contact me and I will make corrections. I'm here to have fun and hope you will share in my process of discovery!
Geri Meadows Sings The First Step And In His Name
Central Recording Studio, Middletown, Ohio
Meadow wrote all of the songs that appears on her album. The sample song, a nice surprise, is somewhat different than the other more typical country flavored arrangements that appear on the LP.
Studio musicians: Charlie Rolph - Guitar, Steve Lake - Bass, Chubby Howard, Dave Zornes, Ken Hayes - Steel Guitar, Ken Hayes - Piano, Charlie Gore - Fiddle, Roy Cook - Drums, Ronnie Meadows - Guitar, Johnnie Meadows - Lead Guitar
Jesus My Reason For Living
Rev. Bobby Peoples
Artists Recording - Cincinnati, Ohio
Piano - Bobby Peoples, Organ - Gene Smith, Guitar - Grady Burton, Drums - Denny Rice, Steel Guitar - Weldon Hargrave, Bass - Ron Von Bargon, Recording Engineer - Silas Moore
From the back cover: Oh! I almost forgot – Bobby is Blind! ...and he has at least one "pet peeve", Pity, it is unwanted and unsolicited. Take away your sight and he is just as normal as you, and he can do anything that you can do, and do most of it better.
Peoples worked out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Also appearing on the album are the Steele Sisters of Marrow, Ohio and the Carmichael Brothers.
There's A Meetin' Here! Tonight!
The Powell Family
RoFran Custom Recorders - Urbana, Illinois
The Powell Family worked out of Champaign, Illinois.
From the back cover: What makes The Powell Family sing? It's certainly not the riches or fame. They receive just enough money to meet expenses and their limited fame is not worth their many hours of hard work.
This is an interesting recording. The copy I found is in pretty bad shape. You know... warped so that you can basically play only one side if you tape a quarter onto the tone arm.
I was able, with the help of SoundSoap to clean up a few of the more interesting tracks.
Let Down The Ladder
Savoy Record Company MG-14070
From the back cover: The Blend Wrights (as the name appears on the back cover, but is referred to online in instances as The Blendwrights) Trio, are all native Ohioans, born in Dayton, where they spent their early childhood. While still very young, the family moved away from the noise of the city to a home in the beautiful country side near the village of Germantown, Ohio. Here, in this peaceful environment, living close to nature, they worked, played, sang and prayed together under the guidance of Christian parents.
The Blend Wrights consisted of Eleanor, Erving and Audrey Wright.