Faces (HGRS-LP-101) 1980

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s some more “gospel kitsch” to file next to your Jim Gill albums. This is the second custom lp by a man known less for his music than for founding the Holy Ghost Repair Service street ministry in Hollywood where he bumped heads with hippie preacher Arthur Blessit. Sadly he passed on in the early ‘80s but not before blessing us with this amalgam of doo-wop, rock n roll, cocktail jazz, mariachi, Perry Como and whatnot, garnished with lovely nasal, falsetto, jive, and Elvis-impersonated vocals. Dig titles like ‘Greasy Truth’ and the hilarious ‘First Church Of The Frigid-Air’. The lounge numbers are my favorites. This guy was definitely gooney but behind the big nose, glasses, and cigar lies a man who clearly loved the Lord. Band help by Mike Johnson, Randy Matthews and Danny Taylor. (Ken Scott – The Archivist).

 

 

 

 

Charles McPheeters - Faces (Bck)

 

 

 

 

Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
01I Tried To Tell You
02Practice What You Preach
03Greasy Truth
04More Than The Music
05We Need Each Other
06Ain’t Got No Time
07Where Is The Love
08There Ain’t Nobody
09No More Tears At Night
10First Church of the Frigid-Air
11Eagles Fly

 

 

 

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