Next Stop Heaven (Wenra  43541)  1973?

 

 

Fun local-yokel California custom of country rockabilly, ballads and twangy electric r&r, with homey rural amateur appeal.  Just the basics here: rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass and drums.  Lively electric guitar work throughout, with a few effects tossed in (like that cool surf-band twang on ‘When Jesus Comes To Take Me Back Home’).  One of the lead singers can sound a little like Elvis, getting somewhat carried away with the vibrato on one song (where my son likened him to a sheep).  Half originals, half stuff like ‘Will The Circle Be Unbroken’, ‘River Of Life’, ‘Feelin’ Mighty Fine’ and ‘Let’s All Go Down By The River’.  Simple b&w circular cover photo showing the four guys and girl standing on the back of a train.      (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

 

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Will The Circle Be Unbroken
1-2I Came To Praise The Lord
1-3A Man Called Jesus
1-4Whats In My Heart
1-5When Jesus Comes To Take Me Back Home
2-1River Of Life
2-2He Understands
2-3Come Walk With Me
2-4Feelin Mighty Fine
2-5He's Your Father
2-6Lets All Go Down To The River

 

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