Bounty gospel discography (1959-69)


Bounty gospel

  • Bounty, Luau, Plaid and Soul Kitchen were run by Tom & Louise Boddie in Cleveland, Ohio. This discography covers the pre-1970 gospel releases (45’s and 78’s) on these labels.
  • From 1969 onwards the first two digits of the release numbers indicate the year of release (Bounty, Plaid and Soul Kitchen). On the Bounty label (devoted to gospel from 1966 onwards), releases continued to come out until the second half of the 1980’s. Luau was in operation in 1965-1967, Plaid’s initial releases were from 1959 with a few more in 1970, one (#145) somewhere in between (?) and possibly one late release from 1977 (#7728, no gospel). Soul Kitchen started in 1967 and quit the scene in 1974.
  • Luau 5592 and Bounty 5592 feature the same recordings, but it must be said that Luau 5592 has never showed up anywhere as far as I know and the booklet of the Numero box “Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio” doesn’t mention this release either. It shows eight Luau label scans and mentions a total of sixteen sides for the label, with no mention of the Friendly Brothers 45.
  • The before mentioned Numero release doesn’t feature any recordings released on Plaid, the booklet however mentions an early release (1959) by the Pronoun Gospel Singers. There are no further details on this record and the information could also be inadequate as the releases by the Bright Stars and the Wonderland Gospel Singers are not mentioned, as if they do not exist. The text speaks of two early releases only; the Pronoun Gospel Singers and a secular release by Crown Prince Waterford…
  • There were more ‘Boddie’ (related) labels in the 1970’s which released gospel, like: Bos, J&W, Justine, LGS, Praise, RS and St. Teresa.
  • The Effort for Christ Singers and the Happy Valley Singers are white country/sacred groups (releases on Bounty). The Gospel Mountaineers and the Huffman Trio could be white as well, but they’re in the Gospel Discography (Laughton/Hayes), so their records are listed. Apparently both releases seem to have the same catalog number.
  • This page lists all known pre-1970 Bounty gospel releases (Bounty, Luau, Plaid and Soul Kitchen).


45 & 78rpm releases:

releaseartistartist as shownsongsyear
Plaid 2Bright StarsBright Stars of Flint, MichiganWhat The Future Holds For Me b/w Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray1959
Plaid 3Wonderland Gospel SingersCome On Up To Glory b/w God Said He Would Move1959
Plaid 145Pronoun Gospel SingersPray For Me, Mother b/w I Am Going Home196?
Luau 5592 (?)Friendly BrothersJobe b/w Near The Cross1966
Bounty 5592Friendly BrothersJobe b/w Near The Cross1966
Bounty 5594Gospel HebrewsSee About Me b/w Jesus Is All Over Me1967
Bounty 5595Mitchellairs Gospel SingersTrust In Jesus Always b/w Happy With Jesus Alone1967
Bounty 5596Gospel MountaineersI’m Using My Bible For A Road Map b/w Little Community Church1967-68
Bounty 5596Huffman TrioIn Heaven We’ll Never Grow Old b/w Jesus Is Passing Along This Way1967-68
Bounty 5597Free Will Baptist ChurchSuch A Wonderful Friend b/w ??1968
Bounty 5598Bright CloudsIt Was God (That Made The Trees) b/w He’s Coming Back1968
Bounty 5610Master KeysSomething Got A Hold On Me b/w I Want To Thank You1968-69
Bounty 6908Leon BrownGod Is In My Corner b/w On That Day1969
Bounty 6913Victory Free Baptist ChurchHe’s Calling You b/w That’s The Price You Had To Pay1969
Soul Kitchen 0012Master KeysUse Me Lord b/w Walking Right1968
Soul Kitchen 0013Wonders of Faith Gospel SingersTraveling On b/w Stop By (And Check Up On Me Jesus)1968