Various: The Best From The West (c. 1966-67)
pos.;artist;artist as shown;title;recorded;single
A1;Sanctified Six;James and Sanctified Six, Sister Sarah;God Rode In A Wind Storm;1961;Proverb 1001
A2;Pilgrim Travelers;World Famous Pilgrim Travelers;Just A Closer Walk With Thee;196?;
A3;Phoenix All Stars;;I Love To Call His Name;1962-63;Proverb 1005
A4;Los Angeles Soul Revivers;;Operator;1964-65;Proverb 1013
A5;Singing Corinthians;;Prayer Changes Things;1964-65;Proverb 1011
A6;Vocal-Aires of Birmingham, Ala.;;Climbing Jacobs Ladder;1964-65;Proverb 1015
B1;Ohio Wonders;;In My Savior’s Care;1966-67;Proverb 1027
B2;Southern Gales;;Leaning On Jesus;196?;
B3;Mighty Sons of Joy;;Hold Me In Your Arms;1963-64;Proverb 1008
B4;Los Angeles All Stars;;Living A Saved Life Now;1965;Proverb 1016
B5 ;Mighty Clouds of Joy;;A Sinners Confession;1959?;
B6;Ohio Wonders;;Lord You’re So Good To Me;1964-65;Proverb 1016
- This album was released as ‘Volume 1’ but no second volume is known to exist.
- “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” (Pilgrim Travelers) seems to have been released on this LP only. The song also appeared on Kent LP 564, but that’s a different (and later) recording.
- “I Love To Call His Name” (Phoenix All Stars) as “Lord I Love To Call Your Name” on the 45rpm release.
- “Climbing Jacobs Ladder” (Vocal-Aires of Birmingham, Ala.) as “Jacobs Ladder” on the 45rpm release.
- Ohio Wonders as “Big Bad Bashful” John McNeil and Ohio Wonders on Proverb 1027. The 45 lists “In My Savior’s Care” as “My Savior’s Care”.
- “Lord You’re So Good To Me” as “Lord, Been So Good” on the front cover.
- “Living A Saved Life Now” (Los Angeles All Stars) as “I’m Living A Saved Life Now” on the 45rpm release.
- The Southern Gales’ track is their only known performance; it was not released on a Proverb 45.
- The first recordings of the Mighty Clouds of Joy were made for the Proverb label. Original material is hard to find, but Brother Henderson seems to have made a deal with HOB Records and this label re-released the Proverb recordings on LP 288 (with overdubs by John Bowden) in 1968. “A Sinners Confession” can also be found on the HOB LP (it appears to be the same version); it can be listened to below.
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- This album is available on CD-r and as a download.