The Sounds of… (Classic  30562) 1971?


In the early days The Joyful Noise had female lead and backing singers on most of their songs, not to mention a female drummer. Musically the group’s debut is not as heavy as their monster Electric Gospel, but that in no way implies they’re without energy as they perform their basement hybrid of blues, country, and old-time r&r. Ralph is still in here having fun with his twin-neck guitar, injecting riffs and fuzz into tracks like ‘Joyful Noise’, ‘Peacemakers’ and ‘Thank You Jesus’, all of which chug and bounce along to a brisk plugged-in rockabilly beat. ‘High On Jesus’ and slow-swaying numbers like ‘Cause Jesus Loves Me’ and ‘Come To Jesus’ also receive a good dousing of Ralph’s rippling licks. Unfortunately the low-budget production has a tendency to shove that electric guitar into the background, but at least the enthusiasm is there. ‘Jim’s Things’ features evangelist Jim Whitaker (who traveled with the group) delivering his testimony and a gospel presentation while the band plays the song ‘Alleluia’ in the background. Also includes a fuzzed cover of ‘Amazing Grace’ to the tune of ‘House Of The Rising Sun’. Twelve songs in all. From St. Petersburg, Florida.    (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).



Thank you Discogs for the label photos and track list.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Joyful Noise 2:04
1-2Peacemakers 2:20
1-3Life, Love And Peace 3:07
1-4'Cause Jesus Loves Me 4:19
1-5Jim's Thing 3:23
1-6Come To Jesus 3:30
2-1High On Jesus 4:04
2-2Thank You Jesus 2:42
2-3Amazing Grace 3:21
2-4Where Could I Go 2:56
2-5One, Two, Three 3:31
2-6I'd Like To See Jesus Come 4:12