JIMMIE WILLIAMS & RED ELLIS 'Classic Bluegrass Gospel' BACM-388-CD

JIMMIE WILLIAMS & RED ELLIS 'Classic Bluegrass Gospel' BACM-388-CD

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Long time Bluegrass fans will remember a notable LP that came out on the Starday label in 1961, entitled "Holy Cry From The Hills". The album was taken from some 32 Bluegrass gospel songs that had come out on EPs (extended play 45rpm records) in the previous year or two. This new compact disc contains 27 of those tracks, plus 2 good cuts from another single 45 on the Happy Hearts label. Not all the material was up to the standard of the Starday LP, some of it suffering from poor recording quality and some just so-so material. But among the tracks found here are some hard edged, powerful and even spooky performances like PRAYER OF SALVATION, BACKSLIDER, HOLY GHOST BUILDING, THAT BEAUTIFUL HOME, THERE AIN'T NO GRAVE GONNA HOLD MY BODY DOWN, and THESE MEN OF GOD (a song that the Country Gentlemen later recorded successfully). Despite its flaws, this is an important release, with some spine chilling Bluegrass.

Track Listing:

  • SINNER'S DREAM
  • PRAYER OF SALVATION
  • OPEN WINDOW
  • A ROSE FROM MOTHER'S WREATH
  • THESE MEN OF GOD
  • EASTBOUND TRAIN
  • THE DRUNKEN DRIVER
  • GOING TO MEET JESUS
  • I SAW THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN
  • THERE AIN'T NO GRAVE GONNA HOLD MY BODY DOWN
  • RANK STRANGER
  • BACKSLIDER
  • COMING OF THE LORD
  • WITHIN ME
  • HOLY GHOST BUILDING
  • SOMEONE WILL LOVE ME IN HEAVEN
  • THAT BEAUTIFUL HOME
  • NO DEPRESSION IN HEAVEN
  • A HIGHER POWER
  • I'VE WON MY CROWN
  • A PLACE UPON A MOUNTAIN
  • I HEARD THE CRY FROM THE CROSS
  • SWEETEST DREAM
  • THE FUTURE IN HIS HANDS
  • WITHOUT ME
  • YOU CAN'T HIDE FROM GOD
  • DOWN AT THE CROSS
  • ZACHAEUS
  • GOD'S EVERLASTING LOVE