Saturday, January 22, 2011
Today, Part 2 of the hugely popular (24 downloads!) Part 1 of the 1975 Wilderness Trail Gospel Sing LP. Lots of wonderfully down-home singing, as well as a slick and memorable This Train by the P.T.L. Assembly, who apparently heard Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues. (And, as we recall, Cash in turn had heard Gordon Jenkins' Crescent City Blues. This gets so complicated....)
On the mp3 info, I miscredited I Have More to Go to Heaven for to the J.C. Three--the actual artists are The Countrymen. I was looking at one line and typing another.
To the gospel sing: Wilderness Trail Gospel Sing, Part 2
HE TOUCHED ME--The Walker Family
SING THE GLORY DOWN--Liberty Gospel Signers
I HAVE PUT MY TRUST IN JESUS--The Revelators
THIS TRAIN--P.T.L. Assembly
STEPPING ON THE CLOUDS--The Songsmen Quartet
HOW GREAT THOU ART--The J.C. Three
I HAVE MORE TO GO TO HEAVEN FOR--The Countrymen
CLOSING--Rev. Kermit Gardner
Wilderness Trail Gospel Sing--"Live! At Tar Hollow State Park" (Carmac 1, 1975), Recorded in Laurelville, Ohio.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Recorded July 26 and 27, 1975, at Tar Hollow State Park in Laurelville, Ohio. The musical styles range from bluegrass gospel to country, Southern, and praise-style gospel. There's even Mac Davis' I Believe in Music as I Believe in Jesus, as performed by The Daileys. It almost sounds as if the Daileys are using a pre-recorded backing, though it's hard to be sure, given the mediocre sound quality of this set. As you listen to these tracks, please remember that everything is live, and that the musicians very possibly couldn't hear one another with ease. I suspect a million-dollar sound set-up wasn't in place for this event.
A very interesting and entertaining document, regardless, with more to come next week when I present Part 2 of this two-LP set recorded by Carmac Records of Columbus, Ohio and pressed in Nashville TN.
To the gospel sing: Wilderness Trail Gospel Sing (Part 1)
JOHN THE BAPTIST--Carl Crabtree and Wallace Duty
LOOK FOR ME AT JESUS (sic) FEET--The Harbor Lights
THE EASTERN GATE--The Sagar Family
I BELIEVE IN JESUS--The Daileys
TEARS WILL NEVER STAIN THE STREETS OF THAT CITY--The Soul Seekers
THAT DAY IS ALMOST HERE--The Uhrig Brothers Quartet
HALLELUJAH SQUARE--The Consecration Quartet
GOING UP--The Gospel Mountaineers
I NEVER SHALL FORGET THAT DAY--The Heaven Heirs
MESSAGE--COME UNTO ME--Rev. Kermit Gardner
"Live! At Tar Hollow State Park"--Rec. Laurelville OH (Carmac CR-TH-1, stereo, 1975; Columbus OH)