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:

01. Will The Circle Be Unbroken

02. I Came To Praise The Lord

03. A Man Called Jesus

04. Whats In My Heart

05. When Jesus Comes To Take Me Back Home

06. River Of Life

07. He Understands

08. Come Walk With Me

09. Feelin Mighty Fine

10. He’s Your Father

11. Lets All Go Down To The River

 

 

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