Rare original 1968 US Atlantic label 11-track Stereo LP - American gospel collectives second album - mixing gospel with the funk, soul and pop sounds of the time. Released as a part of the "Religious Series" on Atlantic.
Vinyl has the generic top green and lower blue company labels with black "fan" logo, company name and side numbering placed in the mid-label white banner.
Vinyl is housed in a generic company add inner sleeve, and is ultimately kept in a back pasted picture cover.
For those into the hand etched trailoff information:
Side 1: ST-A-671105-B LW A RC W
Side 2: ST-A-671106-A AT LW W (W has three dots above and one below)
Condition: VG+ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover)
Vinyl is bright and shiny - has the three dimentional depth that you often encounter with US pressings as a result of the amount of carbon used in the dying process... otherwise just light sleeve inflicted wearsuggesting that this copy was used directly from the paper iner sleeve. Side 1 label has a very light degree of spindle lines - superficial and hard to see... seems like less than a handful, Side 2 label is perfect. Vinyl is overall graded nice upper VG+.
Cover is nice - has a little sticker glue residue on top right front and lower right back... a single light thumbnail wrinkle along front opening - and otherwise just a little rubbing to lower seam and corners... cover is graded close to near mint.
1. Spirit Moving (W.H. Edwin Smith) 2:37
2. Wonderful Savior (W.H. Edwin Smith) 3:29
3. When He Calls My Name (Joshua B. Randolph Jr.) 3:15
4. Witness (Joshua B. Randolph Jr.) 3:37
5. Come Sunday (Duke Ellington) 4:50
1. How I Met Jesus (Joshua B. Randolph Jr.) 2:40
2. Come On People W.H. Edwin Smith) 3:10
3. Showers Of Blessing W.H. Edwin Smith) 2:48
4. Wake Up (Joshua B. Randolph Jr.) 3:30
5. All Of My Life (Joshua B. Randolph Jr.) 4:12
6. Kingdom (Joshua B. Randolph Jr.) 2:00
"Come Sunday" is arranged by W.H. Edwin Smith.
Garden State Choir:
Elizabeth Garnes, Frances Mackie, Eunice Peterson, Verrell Randolph, Sylvia M. Smith, Carol Alves, Yvonne Arbuckle, Sheila Walker, Gwendolyn Willis, Fannie Harrison, Dorothy Grant, Audrey Rouse, Sylvia Smith, Thomas Perry, James Randolph, Clifford Stevens, Johnnie Taylor, Raymond Thomas, John Thoroughgood - Vocals
W.H. Edwin Smith - Piano
Joshua B. Randolph - Direction
Adrian Barber - Engineering
Vernon L. Smith - Front and back cover photography
Richard Simpson - Cover Design
Ron Delsener - Liner Notes
|Artist||Garden State Choir|
|Catalogue no||SD R-010|
|Grading||VG+ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover)|
|Genre||Gospel & R&B|
|Sub Genre 1||Funk|
|Sub Genre 2||Soul|