The first Paul Gubbins show from the Basement. Recorded Feb 26, 2005. With guest host Stephen Cefalo and guests Chris Dickens, Jon Berry, Amy Cefalo, Laura Harris and Mike Lierly.
Anyone who really knows me knows that I love field recordings of amateur musicians singing traditional songs from memory. It only recently occurred to me that I could be making these myself. The oral folk song tradition seems broken but it isn’t as broken as what I thought it was. It is persistent and it pops up where you do not expect. The following is my four year old daughter singing songs, the melodies she learned from her “Apple toy” and the words from her mother, me and YouTube. And though she never remembers the murder ballads and outlaw songs I sing for her, the songs from the apple stuck.
There is virtually nothing on the Internet about the Truelight trio except a brief mention in a bluegrass discography, a YouTube video of the first track of this album, and a group of the same name singing at a senior center somewhere in Tennessee. And although it is not the one of my favorite or quirkiest albums, it is definitely one of the most listenable.
From 1965 or 1966.
The Old Country Church
You’re Drifting Away
A Pretty Wreath for Mother’s Grave
Voice of My Savior
He Said if I Be Lifted UP
You Never Mentioned Him to Me
The Old Cross Road
Is There Room For Me
Pray the Clouds Away
The Ship That Is Sailing by Me
“Upon the many requests from family and friends, Wayne Owen and Dretha Utter have gotten together to make this, their second LP album. This brother and sister team traveled together for many years in evangelistic work and since their marriages many miles now separate them.” -Rev. Bob Utter, Kansas City Kansas.
1. There’s Nothing to Compare
2. Are You Expecting Jesus Tonight
3. I want to Get a Little Bit Closer
4. I Need Jesus
5. It’s Me Again Lord
6. The Holy Ghost
7. Come on Home
8. I’m Climbing Higher
9.You’ll Need Someone
10. God Can Do Anything But Fail
11. This Could Be the Hour
12. Take My Hand Precious Lord
I Walk with the King:
By the Harmonaires from The Country Church in Harrodsburg, Indiana.
The first positive review of the Gospel Roundup Volume 1 by Steve Shelton of Mushroom Farm.