Reviews and Reflections About Baby Boomer Stuff

Rosie's Boomer Review

June 18th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Baby Boomer Music-The Living Sacrifice Band

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series baby boomer music

I am in total awe of the work this group has produced. It was not until I started reviewing two LP’s I have obtained that I was introduced to them. I am posting the LP’s on Ebay but now I must record some of the music before I do. Here is a great description I found by a blogger who is passionate about vintage gospel music.

This is the description about the Record “Beauty for Ashes” by the Living Sacrifice Band.

Here is the back of the LP

We also found out about another LP released by The Living Sacrifice Band called Called to Brokeness. Here is the description from the Heavenly Grooves Blog. Read it very insightful.

The Living Sacrifice Band

So both of them are for sale but even after the sale is over please go the the Heavenly Grooves Website to stay current on some of the vintage gospel music that will bring back memories.

April 12th, 2010 at 3:04 am

Baby Boomer Music-Andrae Crouch and The Disciples

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Did you know that Andrae Crouch has been recording music since 1969? Read this short summary from Wikepedia.

Andraé Edward Crouch (born July 1, 1942, in San Francisco, California , is an American Gospel musician, minister, recording artist, songwriter, arranger and record producer He has been  playing piano and singing before he was 10 years old.

Musical career

Crouch’s first group was the Church of God in Christ Singers (COGICS) in 1960, which included Billy Preston who later played organ for Ray Charles, Little Richard, The Beatles and Eric Clapton and who also had a major secular solo career. One singer, Blinky Williams was a Motown act, opening for the Temptations with Chuck Jackson. The COGICS were the first group to record the song “The Blood”. Continue Reading »

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April 13th, 2010 at 3:29 am

Baby Boomer Music-Bluegrass Gospel by The Downings

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series baby boomer music

The Gospel singing group called The Downings recorded a lot of great gospel songs. Here is a short history I found on a site called Southern Gospel History.

The Southern Gospel group, the Downings, were a mixed quartet founded by the husband and wife team of Paul Downing and Ann Downing. Other founding members were Greg Gordon?, Sue Dodge? (Sue Chenault), and pianist Dickie Matthews?.

The group went through several personnel changes throughout the early to mid 1970s, and eventually disbanded in 1977. The group released 18 albums in 8 years. Ann and Paul were voted favorite female singer and favorite bass singer respectively in 1973 in the Singing News Fan Awards.

Paul and Ann were in the process of trying to reform the Downings when Paul passed away in 1992.

So enjoy one of their songs.

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April 15th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Baby Boomer Music-Leon Patillo

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series baby boomer music

Baby boomer musician and minister Leon Patillo has exceptionally inspiring music. Read this short bio sketch below from Wikipedia:

Leon Patillo (born January 1, 1947) is an American CCM musician.

Patillo’s first musical endeavor was with the group Creation, later called Leon’s Creation. Formed in the late 1960s, Creation was a funk group similar in style and composition to Sly & the Family Stone; they were signed to Atlantic Records. Aside from Creation, Patillo worked at times with Funkadelic and Martha & the Vandellas. In 1973, Patillo joined Santana, appearing on the albums Borboletta and Festival. He remained with Santana until 1981, launching a solo career on Word Records. He released a string of successful albums on the CCM market in the 1980s, and had his own television show on TBN called Leon and Friends.

Patillo founded his own record label, Positive Pop, in the 1990s, and his most recent releases have been on this imprint. Patillo also leads his own ministry.

Listen to some of his music now!

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May 21st, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Baby Boomer Music-Remember the Byrds?

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series baby boomer music

As I continue my look at baby boomer music I wanted to share the Byrds with you. Funny thing is the only song that sticks in my mind is Turn, Turn, Turn.

Here is a link to the Wikepedia extensive discussion on the history of the group.

Also below is one of the many videos on YouTube

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May 22nd, 2010 at 12:02 am

Baby Boomer Music- James Taylor

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series baby boomer music

Ok, I am going to be very honest with you. Ray and I are reviewing an assortment of music we have acquired or have in our inventory. Some of the LP’s we are posting on Ebay others we are giving away. But oh, we are having fun reliving some of it and discovering others.

I know some of  the music of James Taylor. Some of his popular hits I have heard, loved but, unlike my artist hubby, did not connect with the singer. I know unbelievable isn’t it? So far we are posting, several of his popular LP’s like, “Sweet Baby James” and his “Greatest Hits” which hubby already had on CD.

Well, the goal is to convert some of these great LP’s into CD’s. That way I can remember, enjoy and learn about so many artists that I may not have taken the time to learn about in my earlier years. I guess that is one of the great things about being a babyboomer, learning, learning and enjoying!

Now I know this cut and love the voice of this great singing artist. Enjoy You’ve Got a Friend, by Carole King and sung by James Taylor.

Also, read about the life, early career, breakthroughs and some current activities of this great artist, James Taylor

Oh, and here is how my copy sounds of “The Greatest Hits”