The Strayng Sheep (no label 5044) 1971?






Allen, Ada - The Straying Sheep






Here’s how country music used to sound before it got all watered down and stuff, This home-made record comes outta Pyramid, Kentucky, a town so dinky it ain’t even on my AAA Road Atlas. I’m gonna go ahead and list it here because 1) it’s got such a great authentic folky backwoods simplicity, 2) every single cut gets a cool electric guitar solo (courtesy of Charles Flannery), and 3) the neat primitive black and white cover illustration of sheep escaping through a broken fence. Sister/Evangelist Ada Allen has the perfect voice for this kind of thing, twangin’ through eleven titles like ‘I Met A Man’, ‘Thinkirrg Seriously’, Jesus In A Bar Room’, ‘I Don’t Want To Miss Heaven’ and ‘Path Of Sin’. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).






I have not acquired this album yet.