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Garden variety gospel

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The Humblaires “Swing Wide The Gate”   Mission Records

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Dear Lord, please forgive my doll

Joe Ann Shelton with the Kurt Kaiser Orchestra and Choir Word Records “When i Kneel Down to Pray…”

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Little big man

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After just 3 months of playing with the Yardbirds, Evan left the band to put together another super group for one album – “Songs of Calvary” which included Sharon Loydean on bass, Peggy Moore on accordion and John Wesley on lead guitar. It was a personal album and included songs of faith and healing. At ten, Evan had been in the rock world for 6 years, written a handful of classics, experimented with height-altering drugs and started his own charity foundation to provide musical instruments to earthquake victims. Shortly after the album’s release, the band’s tour bus was hit by a train and tragically the whole band was killed. His jacket and bow tie, found among the wreckage, are on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in Cleveland. – Wikipedia

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Isn’t a quartet.. four?

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The Midwestern Quartet “For God So Loved” Which one’s the fifth wheel?

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Outa sight!

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The Original Blind Boys of Alabama on Savoy Records. (1961)

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People get ready (there’s a “J” train a comin’…)

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Thanks to Laura Levine for this very cool one (that I’ve never seen): “Thought you might enjoy this one. (Brooklyn!) At first I thought it must be a Harvey cover as well, but the credit on the back cover reads PANCHO PACHECO. (?)“

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The Christian Trippers

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Mama didn’t lie

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James Cleveland Sings Songs My Mother Taught Me”

Cover art by “Harvey”. One of many gospel and jazz illustrations by the artist on the Savoy label.

“Throughout the 1960’s Harvey produced paintings for the covers of Savoy Records and their subsidiaries Sharp, Regent and Gospel. Most, but not all, were gospel albums. More than 190. The record jackets are signed on the front, “Harvey”, and on the back of many of the records Harvey is given credit for the album art. No other name. No one knows for sure the identity of the mysterious Harvey to this day. According to long-time Savoy producer Lawrence Roberts, Harvey lived in New York and was very secretive. They would send him a title or concept and he would produce the painting.” The paintings were not expensive and they paid him in cash. I wish I had some of these paintings. I wonder where they are today!

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