Sunday, June 10, 2012
Sunday morning gospel: Millie Pace Trio, Vol. 2
And if you think that looks bad, you should see the "before" version. The LP was fairly worn, too, but the sound cleaned up much better than I expected--I'd give the result an 8 out of 10. And there are yet more gems to come from the great Goodwill gospel haul of last month.
Luckily for us, I ripped this early in the week, because by mid-week, I was sick. As I type, I'm slowly recovering from one of the nastier sinus infections of my career--I'd give it a few more days. More than anything, this infection has hurt. Even now, my nose is sore to the touch. (What's that? Thanks for the details, but you want to hear the music?) Oh, right. Yes. To the music.
And what music. Think country gospel. In fact, think country gospel that sounds like Les Paul and Mary Ford. So is it any coincidence that three members of this group--Eve, Carol, and guitarist Bob Summers--were siblings of Mary? I think not.
I can't find a year for this on-line, but the back jacket contains a signature (of either an owner or the giver of the LP) dated Nov., 1962. So we know this is at least that old. Going by the photo, I'd have guessed 1958 or 1959, but what do I know?
To Les and Mary--er, I mean, Millie, Eve, Carol, and Bob: The Millie Pace Trio, Vol. 2
Let the Lower Lights Be Burning
Each Step of the Way
O Foolish Heart
The Church in the Wildwood
God Didn't Promise Roses
It Is No Secret
A Whispered Prayer
Listen to the Warning
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
I Will Never Be Alone Anymore
Softly and Tenderly
(Christian Faith 1373; Alma Recordings Inc., Northridge CA, 1962-ish)