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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I’m sorry too, but I think I’ll get over it

Charles, Eva and Linda Ogden
“Sorry, I Never Knew You”
Gospel Echo #LP1006

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The King is Coming

Bob & Meri Gabriel
“The King is Coming”
Rainbow #R-2157

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Denise Power and mini-Denise Power

Denise Power
s/t
Century Records

I took these pics of records from someone’s great collection at the MSP Music Expo in Minneapolis. I’m just now posting them! Of course I forgot the guy’s name who they belonged to, so if you see this send me an email so I can give you credit!

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drink in the magnificent powerfulness

Bobbi Jean White
“Higher Ground!”
Skylite #6064

From the Back Cover:
Her name should be Bobbi Soul instead of Bobbi Jean because that’s what you hear when she belts forth a song… soul, soul, soul! When Bobbi sings… you listen and drink in the magnificent powerfulness… the emphasis of each word! Suddenly, all too soon the song has ended. You sit quietly and hope she sings another… and another… and another. Perhaps it was a personality just like Bobbi that the composer had in mind when he wrote “We’ve Got a Great, Big, Wonderful God”. As Bobbi often says, “I may be big, but I have a much bigger God!

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I Never Walk Alone

Gloria Roe
“I Never Walk Alone”
Word #WST-8348

Still singing!

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Still wondering if there is really such a thing as a Meetinting

Ruby McKellar

“Sings Camp Meetinting (sic) Style”
LeFevre Sound #2830
(Alexandria, LA)
MAILBAG:

Where in the world did you get that picture? I just typed my name in Yahoo and got your web site. I about died. That is funny but that was the hair do of the day. I was keeping up with the Joneses[ha]. Thanks for a good laugh.
– Ruby McKellar

PS: I still sing, but have never made another project, as it is called today, but I use others soundtrax and sing at a lot of senior events a little at my church. I am getting old. THANKS!

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The original inspiration for this whole mess

Joyce
“Joyce”
LTD Records #4013
1983

“I Get All Excited”:

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Piano & Hair Styling of Donna Hall

Donna Hall
“Instrumental Styling Of Donna Hall”
Donna Hall #102

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The Ionic column of hairstyles

The Singing Richey Family
“Leavin’ My Troubles”
Gospel Recording Company #BR1013
Blanchard, OK

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