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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Uh oh… Better get Maaco.

Tommy Ellison
“Let This Be a Lesson To You (Drunk Driver)”
1985, Atlanta International Record Co., #AIR-10086

Died 2009

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Smoking Jesus Weed

The Joint-Heirs
“Jerusalem”
QCA Recording

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Don’t Forget To Bring A Towel

Jerry Barnard
“So High”
JB Productions #8201

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Stoned Again

Roger Bankson
“Roger….. Sings High”
Benson Sound #186

MAILBAG:

Just thought I would let you know that I found this site by typing in my Dad’s name, Roger Bankson, and found his first album ever recorded on your website. Yes, my father is still performing at age 63. And he still sings as high as ever. (Note-wise, that is). He as recorded over 25 albums and is getting ready to put out his newest CD this next year.

Jeff Bankson

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