Wednesday, July 04, 2012

A Record with Soul

mid-week gospel

..., well sort of. At least that's what it says on the label. Apart from this, I know little about this record or the group. All I know is the information provided by the labels of A- and B-side (see scan below) which, fortunately, name the respective soloists and credit the songwriters. In addition, this records appears in a 2009 playlist on the webpage of St. Louis photographer Bob Reuter but he also seems to possess no further information.

The slogan »Revelation: Records with Soul« places this 45'' somewhere in the time between 1964 and 1966, I should think, and this would vaguely fit the visual style of the label. (Hayes & Laughton in their Gospel Discography say »ca. 1968«, however.) It doesn't look like the Gospel Colettes ever recorded something else.

The songs are also otherwise unknown, at least to me. Both song titles, »Come To The Fountain« and »He's By Your Side«, are famous enough but nevertheless the songs here are not identical to any of the others known by these titles. As to the lyrics, the concepts expressed are familiar and in a general manner resemble those of the other songs known by the above-mentioned titles.

So, as little as we know about this record, may it take us back in time and remind us that the spirit of it transcends the years.

Gospel Colettes: »Come To The Fountain« / »He's By Your Side« on Revelation # 301:
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