The police lineup if you were robbed by 1970s I.T. guys singing acapella

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The Gentlemen Four
“We’ll Be Seeing You…”
1978, no label

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From the liner notes:  “For three years these four aspiring physicists have humbly had the Science Building at Point Loma College as their home.  They found there that they could sing, would sing, so… they did sing!  Headed up by Bob, they had soon wafted their hilarious harmonies into the heart of all who heard.  But, it only started there.  Soon they were on the banquet circuit, singing for churches, and often the main attraction at school functions and presentations.”

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Nice watch!

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Terry Ayres, “Love Music”, Carpathian #CA-7801

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Blinded By the Light

upliftersThe Uplifters, “Guided By the Footprints”, 1985, ECP # 2097

The other day I found The Uplifters & the Polston Family side by side at a thrift store and assumed at first it was the same visually challenged group…. but it was not.  A dig through the BizarreRecords archive turned up a few other groups from the time when giant glasses went hand in hand with giant hair.

polstonThe Polston Family, “Featuring ‘Well Glory’ and ‘The Singing Family’”, Alpha #7908-4

meritsThe Merits, “A Brand New Touch”, Rainbow #2506

The Roy Knight Singers, “Little David”, 1985, Supreme #SS 33042

HaganJ Judy Hagan, “For Those Tears I Died”, Benson Sound

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First World Problems

So as you may or may not have noticed. Bizarrerecords.com has been having some technical issues over the past few months affecting my ability to post and your ability to comment.  After many failed attempts to fix the problem, I finally restored a backup of the site and everything seems to be going swimmingly again.  But a few posts have disappeared, so sorry if you see a few repeats…

 

–Nick BizarreRecords

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Horsing Around

KeelingRidingJim Keeling
“Riding for Jesus”
1982

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watn2s1Now folks, THIS is how you make a web page.

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Locked Up For Jesus

BurbridgeCrimeJack Burbridge
“From Crime to Christ”
1972, Imperial #720210

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watn2s1Jack has a “prison & motorcycle ministry” and hawks cheap Jesus trinkets

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tough love

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John Gimenez
“Pick Up On This, Kid”
Word # 3456

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From the liner notes:

“I was a stinkin’, filthy, no-good junkie, twisted out of my mind.  Up tight.  Bound by dope.  A chronic addict.  A chronic criminal.  A chronic liar.  There was no way out.  The doctors said it.  The narcos said it.  My family said it. 
It was my sister’s boyfriend who gave me my first taste of marijuana.  I was not quite ten at the time…  I was out of my mind!  I never forgot the beating I got when my father found out.  Man!  I was sick!… Kept throwing up, falling down, getting up…  laughing all the time my father was hitting me.”

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watn2s1John was a member of the Addicts.
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“Pop” goes daddy’s arteries

“Pop” and the Wills Family
“Now I Have Everything
Skylite #LPS 6074

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Hö hö hö

ragnarssonÓmar Ragnarsson
“Krakkar mínir komið þið sæl”
1965. SG – Hljómplötur #SG=006

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So this is the first record I have found from Iceland (unless I have some Sugarcubes hiding somewhere).  When I find records like this, I always imagine what a strange journey they must have had over the last half-century, being crated around the world from Reykjavík to a thrift store in Houston, Texas.

I was trying to discover if this was a Christmas-themed record, I found that this LP has its own page on the Icelandic Wikipedia! I google translated it to save you the trouble:  (And, yes, it’s a Christmas record)

My kids Hello 33-rpm LP record issued by SG – records in 1965. On her moves Omar Ragnarsson Christmas songs for children – Telpnakór assistance – exposure and conducting: Magnus Ingimarsson. Drawing on the front did Halldor Petursson. Photo on the back took Kristjan Magnusson. The album was taped in Broadcasting. 

This album has ten songs suitable for children, light verses, which will be reliable all for fun. The first of the count naught, for three verses by Thorstein Ö. Stephensen, transferred in a children broadcasting for over two decades. Verses Thorstein impressed the young generation and the rake probably also the young generation, who listen to this album.

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Ómar Ragnarsson is now an Icelandic politician and founder of an environmentalist political party.

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Sit.

traindogJohn Kellog
“How To Train Your Dog”
Somerset SF-26500

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