LPs: Christian DIY

The Christian record market of the 60’s and 70’s was an odd phenomenon – to say the least. If you had something to say or a family you thought could sing, well dammit, make a record about it, slap a shitty picture on it and call it good. Thousands of records were produced on small labels, most likely owned by churches, sold to parishioners and not to too many others. They have made their way into Goodwill and Salvation Army record bins the world over, reaching more people than ever, and are for the most part, unintentionally hilarious. Though I’ve bought a number of these I’ve never listened to a single one, though I would give “No Crippled Girls in Heaven” by Lanita Eversole a spin.

Don't Let the Devil Blow Your Mind - by The Elder, Marshall Taylor

Don’t Let the Devil Blow Your Mind – by The Elder, Marshall Taylor

No Crippled Girls in Heaven

No Crippled Girls in Heaven – Lanita Eversole

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Sex and the Female – Evangelist Jay Snell
The Singing Midget

The Singing Midget – Lowell Mason & The Crusaders

The Beatles & Jesus Christ - The Valley-Aires

The Beatles & Jesus Christ – The Valley-Aires

The Weibe Family Singers

The Weibe Family Singers

Songs by - The Chet Long Family

Songs by – The Chet Long Family

The Love of God is Slipping Away

The Love of God is Slipping Away

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New Jerusalems Where I’m Bound (in an Airstream) – The Meeks Family
God's Gospel Giant Vance Zinn

God’s Gospel Giant – Vance Zinn

Excited - The Kings Messengers

We’re Excited – The Kings Messengers

Bill & Sue Present Jesus

Bill & Sue Present Jesus on Conformity Records

And God Gave Me a Fix

And God Gave Me a Fix, From Junk to Jesus

Come Ye Apart Awhile (?) - May

Come Ye Apart Awhile (?) – May Rowland

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Posted on June 5, 2013, in LPs and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Truly the scariest pics I have seen in a long while. And the outstanding quality of the photos shows those covers in their true grisly glory.

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