Sunday, May 15, 2022

Sunday morning gospel: Oak Ridge Boys--Just for You (Vista R 1230, 1971)


This essay is a rush job, since this LP is a last-minute substitute for a terrific LP by the Branham Family.  While editing those tracks, I decided that the sound was simply too distorted (a bad pressing, is my guess), and so I snapped this out of a small row of TBB (to be blogged) gospel albums, and I figured that it's impossible to go wrong with the Oak Ridge Boys, especially when they start things out with Palms of Victory.  So, instead of a terrific Branham Family LP, we have a terrific Oak Ridge Boys effort.  Some essence-of-Southern-quartet material here, including Palms, Sweeter Gets the Journey, and Glory in the Arms.  Also, a few tracks which border on modern praise music, including the final cut, Thanks.  I'm not a praise song fan, to put it mildly, but it's always interesting to hear the "roots" of a particular genre.

So, great singing, fine 1971 stereo (despite a bit too much sibilance in at least one cut), and a cool group shot on the back--almost a rock-band look, there.  Maybe it's the hair?  Anyway, the label, Vista Records, was out of Nashville, and the LP certainly has a Nashville feel.  Gotta wrap this up, so... enjoy!  Download link follows...

DOWNLOAD: Oak Ridge Boys--Just for You (Vista R 1230; 1971)

Palms of Victory

Then I Met Jesus

Don't Scatter the Sheep


Remind Me, Dear Lord

Sweeter Gets the Journey

Glory in the Arms

He Really Cares About You

Just Like Jesus




A man for whom Christ died said...

Not a huge fan of The Oaks, but got it anyway, figured I'd give it a listen. Distortion or not, could you please post the Branham album, sometime? I don't have any of their albums, but have always liked their sound. My favorite album that I've heard thus far, was their Live one, where they did such ones as There Is Joy, In Serving Jesus, Jesus Is Keeping Watch Over My Soul, a good bass-slappin' instrumental of Goodby World, Goodby and their signature song, Almost Home, including the last verse that Grandpaw Branham wrote. 'Til later, love and prayin' for ya!

Romans 11:33-36 KJB

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Lee Hartsfeld said...

Hi, Josh.

Yes, I can post it. The music is terrific, despite the distorted spots. An online discography identifies it (I don't know how) as a King pressing and dates it at 1962, owing to the 979 prefix. Anyway, I'd think that King would have done a better job of it.

But, sure, I can post it next Sunday. Thanks for checking in!

A man for whom Christ died said...

Thanks, Lee and WOW, The Ray Branham Family from 1962? Now, that's gonna be somethin'! Not sure on the King pressing, either, but everybody runs into bad vinyl, sometimes, right? As long as they don't get ruined like the Scripture label did, they should be alright. Scripture (as you may recall), went bankrupt, over a bad batch of plastic. Of course, come to think of it, what pressing/production I have heard from them IMHO, wasn't that good to start with, but anyway. Need to get back to bed and get a little more rest, before watching tonight's service online. This Summer cold in Spring, is really beating me up one side and down the other! I didn't sleep at all, last night and went this morning, but not tonight. Yeah, I'll be one of those online church members, but Preacher knows I'll be watching, anyway. Tune in here, live or archived, Service tonight, is at 6, Central Time, which is 7, your time. 'Til later, love and prayin' for ya!

Romans 11:33-36 KJB

Phone Ministry: (563) 999-3967

Ernie said...

Doesn't sound much like Elvira to my ears. ;)