More Looper Trio next week--meanwhile, here's the terrific Lockport Quintet of the Lockport Mennonite Church in Stryker, Ohio. This LP looks to be from the 1960s--as in, early '60s--but I have no way to be sure. The label is Grace Note, and the catalog no. is LPM-75. Meanwhile, on the "dead wax" of both sides can be read "R-635," among other items. The album was produced by RaeBet's Productions of Kalamazoo, Michigan, an outfit mentioned twice at That's All Rite Mama (an excellent blog devoted to Rite Records of Cincinnati OH). Meanwhile, two Grace Note gospel LPs show up at eBay, one marked down from $299 (!!!) to the sale price of $90 (!), with three days left to take advantage of same. Dang. If only vinyl were 1/10 as valuable in real life as it is on some eBay ads.
So, armed with this data, you must... Oh, wait--I haven't described the music yet.
Okay, a cappella close harmony throughout, and a great line-up of songs, including Charles H. Gabriel's There Is Glory in My Soul and John W. Peterson's Heaven Came Down. Your Sunday needs this music. So does mine. So does every music lover's. One of the best sacred LPs in my collection, I believe.
CAMPING IN CANAAN'S LAND (Bartlett)
HEAVEN CAME DOWN (Peterson)
ROCK OF AGES
THERE IS GLORY IN MY SOUL (Gabriel)
MORE ABOUT JESUS
FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS
BLESSED BE THE NAME
FROM NOW ON
I WANT TO BE READY TO MEET HIM
NO ONE CARED SO MUCH
AT THE CROSSING
GOD'S CHOIR IN THE SKY (Overholt)
At the Crossing--Lockport Quintet (Grace Note LPM-75; produced by RaeBet's Productions, Kalamazoo MI).