Sunday, September 11, 2011
Okay, maybe not the most exciting back cover in LP history, but the playlist is quite another matter--Don Reno, Ira Louvin, Claude Ely (Ain't No Grave), George Jones, and George (Old Rugged Cross) Bennard are five of the songwriters represented here. Today's group, the Joyful E's--Mr. and Mrs. Beatenbo and sons Charlie and Virgil--brings us country gospel from Georgia, courtesy of kind reader and contributor Martin D. from (coincidence?) Georgia, who also provided us with two of our recent Loopers/Looper Trio albums.
Today's vinyl was slightly beat up, but... well, you know the drill. MAGIX and multiple instances of file splicing saved the day (and the sound), making history of the snaps, crackles, and pops (plus a few bams). The damage was mostly a lot of small cross-cuts--the most common record-wear issue of all. Less than a match for MAGIX.
Great stuff, on the Perfection label of Smyrna, Georgia, and of course we don't have a year. I'm guessing (just a guess) early 1970s. This was the Joyful E's's (E's's?) second album. Maybe that was their first that I just spotted on eBay, and after the auction had closed.
To the music: Joyful E's--Someone Will Love Me in Heaven
Click here for track list and group photo. Note that Tell Me His Name Again is by George Bennard and Ain't No Grave by Claude Ely.
Update: And here is the front cover: