man of many talents, vests

Terry Bradshaw
“Until You”
Benson # R3702
1980

“Until You”:

Until You

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Knocking out your tooth (decay)

Muhammad Ali
“Ali & His Gang vs. Mr. Tooth Decay”
St. John’s Fruit & Vegetable Co.
1976

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after the crash

Merrill Womach
“Happy Again”
New Life #74-1-10

“Happy Again”:

Happy Again

From the People Magazine archives

Owns a funeral music company in Spokane, WA.  They don’t have a website.

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lesson: beware of dynamite caps

Roy Thackerson
“Fingerless Fiddler”
Ovella “volumn 1″(sic)

From the Back Cover:

If you have never met Roy or listened to him play his fiddle you have certainly missed out on a real treat. He is amazing. As you may not know, he lost his fingers when a dynamite cap exploded in his hand, destroying his fingers and doing great bodily damage. This did not destroy his desire and determination to play the fiddle.

–Roy Acuff

MAILBAG:

I typed in my name and I not only found my website, but saw my album cover in your collection of ‘Collectible Records.’ I lived in a time when children were “cruel” and laughed and made fun of other children with deformities or handicaps. Society has changed, Thank God, toward any person with a disability or handicap.

I lost the fingers on my left hand and the sight in my left eye, at the age of 5, when a dynamite cap blew up in my hand. Nothing but the grace of God let me live. I was a pretty hard-headed kid and was determinded to let nothing stop me from doing whatever it is that I chose to do. My entire family was musically inclined, so I decided I did not want to be left out of our family musicals. Many dedicated hours were spent on my guitar.

It was only at the age of 30 that I decided I could play the fiddle and my ‘good friends’ told me, ‘you can’t play the fiddle, you’re fingerless!’ After 5 years of learning to play the fiddle, I became ‘The Fingerless Fiddler.’

Now, at 65 years of age, I am still playing my guitar and entering many flat top picking contest. I also play the fiddle in many fiddle contests and judge at State Fiddle Championships. I am also booked for various events as special entertainer thoughout the United States.

May God Bless You and Your Site………

Roy Thackerson, The Fingerless Fiddler

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Different: a First Unmatched Opportunity

The Mexia State School
Sunshine Group

“Sings” aka “Extraordinary Unusual Original Dedicated to the Glory of God and to the Work and Study of Mental Retardation Different: a First Unmatched Opportunity”
Century #29187

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prefers the Singing Little Person now

Lowell Mason ‘the Singing Midget’ and the Crusaders
“Sing for God and Country”
Crusade #4202

God Bless America


Looking good

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Hooked on a Feeling

Jeff (Steinberg)
“Something Special”
Hymntone #HPS 7739

From the Back Cover:

“This album is special because of the songs — some of the finest this generation has produced– because of the artist– Jeff Steinberg is a miracle– his indomitable will– his zest for life combine to make him one of today’s most unusual witnesses for Jesus Christ…. Handicapped? Well maybe! Depends on your definition. The first time I saw him he had that metal hook of his in the air praising God for his salvation.” — Doug Oldham


Tiny Giant

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Love the monogrammed shades

Terri Gibbs
“I’m A Lady”
MCA#5255
1981

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They see me rollin’…

Joni Eareckson Tada with Joni’s Kids
“I’ve Got Wheels”
Word #7-01-893210-6
1985

“God Gave Us Hands”:

God Gave Us Hands

From the Back Cover:

If you ride a skateboard or pedal a bike or push a scooter, you already have a lot in common with people in wheelchairs — wheels!

Still rolling

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I can’t see anything weird about this record

The Braillettes
“Our Hearts Keep Singing”
Heart Warming #1998

The Brailettes are Maggie, Jackie, and Kay.

From the Back Cover:
“Take equal amounts of talent, wit, personality, beauty, and warmth, mix well with a large amount of dedication and you have the Brailettes. A new dimension came into my life the wonderful day I gave my heart to these beautiful blind girls. For the first time I explored the dark world of the sightless and suddenly I began to see through their eyes a new world of lovely sounds and fragrances.”

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