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Statesmen 1960s

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1960 Mansion Over the Hilltop (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2127): (accompanied by the Anita Kerr Singers): Iíve Got That Feeling; No Greater Love; He Will Show You The Way; Provided By His Love; Tenderly; Godís Got His Eyes On You; I Can Call Jesus Anytime; The Love Of God; Go Down To Jordan; He Knows Just What I Need; Heavenís Joy Awaits; Mansion Over The Hilltop (Rozell, Hess, Ott, Wetherington, Lister).

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1960 On Stage (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2188): (recorded at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville October 1959 during a Wally Fowler All Night Sing, produced by Chet Atkins) I Wanna Know; Thanks To Calvary; Something Within; Room At The Cross; The Amen Corner; Heís Already Done; Wade On Out; Gonna Open Up All The Doors; Itís Worth More; He Set Me Free; Hymn Medley; Get Away Jordan.

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1960 Something To Shout About (Capitol Records/T1508): (collection of recordings previously released on Capitol 78ís, personnel includes two remaining founding members of groupÖhigh tenor Bobby Strickland and baritone Bervin Kendrick, along with Jake and Big Chief) Something To Shout About; Iím Bound For The Kingdom; On Revival Day; Standing Outside; Youíre Gonna Reap What You Sow; When You Travel All Alone; Happy Rhythm; Heavenís Joy Awaits; Land Where Living Waters Flow; Rock-A-My Soul; Peace In The Valley; Iím Gonna Take A Ride; Sunday Meetiní Time; Listen To The Bells; Everybody's Gonna Have A Terrible Time Down There.

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1960 Statesmen Encores (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-5968): Something To Shout About; His Hand In Mine; Heavenly Love; I Have A Desire; I Just Can't Make It By Myself; Jubilee's A-Comin'; I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs; In My Father's House; A Newborn Feeling; Everybody Ought To Know; I'll Leave It All Behind; Oh, My Lord, What A Time.

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1960 Peace, O Lord (RCA Camden/CAL-574): (previously released and/or un-released RCA recordings w/Cat Freeman singing tenor on most of the selections and Rosie Rozell on three) Great Day; Bring Peace, O Lord; Something Within; Iím Looking For Jesus; God Is My Friend; God Will Bless You All; Jonah Go Down To Nineveh; Peace In The Valley; A Little Bit Of Heaven; I Donít Want This Modern Religion; Wait Til You See Me In My New Home; Itís Different Now.

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1960 Statesmen-Blackwood Favorites (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-5980): Lead Me To That Rock; I'm Bound For The Kingdom; This World Is Not My Home; He'll Understand And Say Well Done; Rolling Riding Rocking; What A Friend We Have In Jesus; My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me; Goodbye World Goodbye; Somebody Bigger Than You And I; The Love Of God; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; When The Saints Go Marching In (Blackwood Brothers and the Statesmen) (Re-issued in 1975 on Power Pak Gospel Series PG-717 with the same name, minus the songs "Rolling Riding Rocking" and "Goodbye World Goodbye").

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1961 Out West (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2281): Look Around You; Cowboy Camp Meeting; I'm Riding Home; Cowboy's Paradise; At Sundown; Riding The Range For Jesus; At The End Of The Trail; A New Range In The Sky; Up The Winding Trail; My Dad; Roundup In The Sky; My God Is Riding Beside Me.

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1961 Through the States (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2351) (Recorded live in Chicago): Just A Little While; To Me Itís So Wonderful; Love Is Why; Sorry, I Never Knew You; I Believe In The Old Time Way; Happy I Am; Our Debts Will Be Paid; Have You Tried The Lord Today; I Believe In The Man In The Sky; Heís Not Disappointed In Me; When The Morning Comes.

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1961 Stop, Look & Listen for the Lord (RCA Camden/CAL-663) (Mix of tenors Crumpler, Freeman, and Rozell): Stop, Look, And Listen For The Lord; What A Happy Day; Get Thee Behind Me, Satan; He's Got The Whole World In His Hands; Until You Find The Lord; Love Never Fails; This Ole House; At The Roll Call; Until Tomorrow; My God Won't Ever Let Me Down; God Is God; God Bless You, Go With God? (Most copies of this LP have a date of 1962, but a few indicate 1958. 1958 is a misprint, because RCA's session logs show some of these songs not even being recorded until 1959. The 1961 release date we have listed here is based on RCA's release logs.)

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1962 Camp-Meeting Hymns (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2440): I Shall Not Be Moved; Standing On The Promises; Old Camp-Meeting Days; Closer To Thee; I Cannot Fail The Lord; If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again; You Canít Stop God From Blessing Me; Teach Me Lord To Wait; Power In The Blood; I Like The Old Time Way; Rock Of Ages; Let The Lower Lights Be Burning.

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1962 James Blackwood & The Blackwood Brothers Combine With Hovie Lister & The Statesmen to Wish You a Musical Merry Christmas (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2606): O Come, All Ye Faithful (Blackwood Brothers and the Statesmen); Silver Bells (Blackwood Brothers); Go Tell It On The Mountain (Statesmen); Praises To Our King (Blackwood Brothers); White Christmas (Statesmen); Christmas Means Christ To Me (Blackwood Brothers); Joy To The World (Blackwood Brothers and the Statesmen); Christmas Time Is Here (Statesmen); O Little Town Of Bethlehem (Blackwood Brothers); Away In A Manger (Statesmen); O Holy Night (Blackwood Brothers); Silent Night (Statesmen) (Re-issued in 1969 as O Come, All Ye Faithful on RCA Camden CAS-2361).

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1962 Singing Time in Dixie (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6000): Church Twice On Sunday; I Saw A Man; When I Move; These Are The Things That Matter; All Alone; Sunday Meetin' Time; Living With Jesus; Someone To Care; I've Got News; Nothing Can Compare; The Old Landmark; Mother's Prayers Have Followed Me (Re-issued in 1975 as Sunday Meeting Time on Gusto Power Pak Records PG-712).

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1963 The Mystery of His Way (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2546): I've Got The Corners Turned Down; What Love; Little Biddy Chapel; God Can; I've Found A New Way; That's Why I've Gotta Sing; The Mystery Of His Way; He Will Pilot Me; Oh What A Saviour; Sweeter As The Days Go By; Love So Divine; Who Could Ask For More (Hovie Lister, Jake Hess, Rosie Rozell, Doy Ott, Big Chief Wetherington).

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1963 Message in the Sky (RCA Camden/CAL-743) (Mix of tenors Crumpler, Freeman, and Rozell): Message In The Sky; A Man Called Peter; Practice What You Preach; I've Found A New Friend; Mansions Can't Be Bought; God Is My Partner; Every Hour And Every Day; Oh What A Friend He Is To Me; Everybody's Gonna Have A Terrible Time Down There; I Found The Answer; I Follow Jesus; Headin' Home (Hovie Lister, Jake Hess, Rosie Rozell, Doy Ott, Big Chief Wetherington).

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1963 A Gospel Concert (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2647) (Recorded live at Long Beach CA Civic Auditorium) He Will Never Let Me Down; Iíll Be Ready To Go; A Million Years From Now; The Best For You; Iím Going There (Bill Shaw and J. D. Sumner of Blackwood Brothers Quartet join in on encore); Something Lifted Off Of Me; Wasted Years; Look Up; Thereís A Sweetness Through It All; Lord Iím Coming Home To Thee; At Last; Is Your Name Written There.

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1964 Hovie Lister Sings with His Famous Statesmen Quartet (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2790): My Home; Goodbye, Troublesome Blues; Without Him; Worry, Who I; Lord, I'm Ready Now To Go; As Time Goes By; When He Calls I'll Fly Away; Show Me Thy Ways, Oh Lord; Jesus Knows; On That Judgment Day; He's A Personal Saviour; Hands (Hovie Lister, Doy Ott, Rosie Rozell, "Big Chief" Wetherington, Jake Hess).

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1964 Hovie Lister Spotlights Doy Ott (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2864): Those Tender Hands; Tell Them What It's All About; Wait For Me; Ship Ahoy; Sweet Jesus; I'll Pray For You; Pass Me Not; I'm Least In The Kingdom Of The Lord; I Know Who Holds Tomorrow; In The Name Of The Lord; The Greatest Of All These Things; He'll Go With Me (Hovie Lister, Jack Toney, Rosie Rozell, Doy Ott, Big Chief Wetherington).

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1964 Songs Of Faith (RCA Camden/CAL-843) (Mix of tenors Crumpler, Freeman, and Rozell with Hess singing lead on the majority of the songs): How Great Thou Art; Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone; Beyond The Gates; If I Can Help Somebody; I'm Gonna Walk With My Friend Jesus; Til The Last Leaf Shall Fall; Thereís Room At The Cross; How Long Has It Been; He Set Me Free; To Me Itís So Wonderful (Rozell/Crumpler/Freeman, Hess/Toney, Ott, Wetherington, Lister).

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1964 Doris Akers And The Statesmen Sing for You (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2936): Every Time I Feel The Spirit; Prayer Is The Answer; Get On Board Little Children; Sweet Sweet Spirit; It Rained; I Cannot Fail The Lord; Old Time Religion; Sweet Jesus; Wanna Go To Heaven; He Knows And He Cares; Bless That Wonderful Name Of Jesus; I Was There When The Spirit Came.

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1965 The Sensational Statesmen Quartet (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2989): Don't You Wanna Be Saved; God's Got His Hand On You; It's Better To Be Late At The Pearly Gate Than To Arrive In Hell On Time; Till I Know; Wake Me, Shake Me, Lord; Little Boy Lost; I'll Keep Walking All The Way; How Many Times; If You Drink This Water You Will Never Thirst Again; Give Me A Man That Can Cry; Samson; Greater Love Hath No Man (Hovie Lister, Doy Ott, Rosie Rozell, "Big Chief" Wetherington, Jack Toney).

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1965 Sings The Golden Gospel Songs (RCA Victor/LSP-3392): The Heavenly Parade; Touch Me, Lord Jesus; Walk His Way; Since Jesus Spoke Peace To My Soul; Hallelujah, I'm Coming Home; This Was Almost Mine; O How I Need Thee; Meet Me Up In Heaven Somebody; If Everybody Prays; I'm Building A Bridge; Checking Up On My Payments; Praying Hands (Hovie Lister, Doy Ott, Rosie Rozell, "Big Chief" Wetherington, Jack Toney).

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1965 All Day Sing & Dinner on the Ground (RCA Camden/CAS-916): We'll Soon Be Done With Troubles And Trials; Do Lord; Jesus Is Getting Us Ready; I'll Live In Glory; I Wouldn't Take Nothin' For My Journey Now; I Walk With Jesus; Get On The Happy Side Of Living; I'm Satisfied With Jesus; When God Dips His Love In My Heart; When I Come To The End Of The Road.

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1965 The Best Of The Statesmen Quartet With Hovie Lister (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2933): The Mystery Of His Way; I'm Saved; Surely I Will Lord; Sweeter As The Days Go By; Look Around You; Medley (Oh How Much He Cares For Me; He's My Friend; Jesus Is The Sweetest Name I Know; Somewhere In The Shadows; Jesus Is The One); I Shall Not Be Moved; Without Him; Sorry I Never Knew You; Wait For Me; A Million Years From Now; Mansion Over The Hilltop.

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1966 The Happy Sound (RCA Victor/LSP-3494): Lived And He Loved Me; Don't Let Nothing Get A Hold Of Me Lord; Leave It There; I'm A Millionaire; Will The Circle Be Unbroken; You'll Find Him There; Live Like Jesus; Back To The Dust; Peace, Sweet Peace; My Home, Sweet Home; His Grace Is Sufficient For Me; No, Not One. (Hovie Lister, Jack Toney, Rosie Rozell, Doy Ott, Big Chief Wetherington).

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1966 Sings the Gospel Gems (RCA Victor/LSP-3624): You've Got To Walk That Lonesome Road; I Thank My God; River Of Grace; He's With Me; The Lord Accepted Me; Who Am I; Count Your Blessings; You Must Make Up Your Mind; O, Yes Indeed; Always Remember; Have I Done My Best For Jesus; God Knows Why. (Hovie Lister, Jack Toney, Rosie Rozell, Doy Ott, Big Chief Wetherington).

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1966 Happy Land (Capitol Records/T2539): Led Out Of Bondage; You Sho Do Need Him Now; The Love Of God; How Many Times; Happy Land; Stand By Me; If You Never Learned; I Want To Be Ready; When I Got Saved; Wait Till You See Me In My New Home; Someone To Care; A New Born Feeling; Trouble; Hide Me, Rock Of Ages; One Of These Mornings.

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1967 In Gospel Country (RCA Victor/LSP-3703): Brighten The Corner Where You Are; Give Me Light; When You've Really Met The Lord; Just Over In The Glory Land?; Grace For Every Need; That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine; Where The Milk And Honey Flow; In Jesus Name, I Will; Watching You; No More; Heaven Is Where You Belong; I Told My Lord. (Hovie Lister, Jack Toney, Rosie Rozell, Doy Ott, Big Chief Wetherington).

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1967 My God is Real (RCA Camden/CAS-2151): My God Is Real; Everybody Will Be Happy Over There; I Wonder What My New Address Will Be; Hide Me, Rock Of Ages; Glory, Glory, Clear The Road; My Heart Is A Chapel; There's A Time To Reap And A Time To Sow The Bible Told Me So; Known Only To Him; No One But Jesus Knows; Your First Day In Heaven.

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1967 Showers of Blessing (RCA Victor/LSP-3815): You'd Better Run; There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing; My Lord Will Care For Me; My Father's Will; I've Gotta Have Jesus; The Hand Of God; The Old Account Was Settled Long Ago; Many Joys And Thrills Ago; This Great Love Of Jesus; Come On Be Happy; Choose You This Day; Unworthy. (Hovie Lister, Jack Toney, Rosie Rozell, Doy Ott, Big Chief Wetherington).

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1968 Sing Brother Sing (RCA Victor/LSP-3888): Sing Brother Sing; Great Physician; When I Got Saved; Have You Been To Calvary; Oh My Brother, Where You Headin'; Where Could I Go; Jesus Said It, I Believe It; We've Come This Far By Faith; I've Got A Right To Praise The Lord; My God Can Do Anything; Happy Tracks; Step By Step. (Hovie Lister, Jack Toney, Rosie Rozell, Doy Ott, Big Chief Wetherington).

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1968 Hits of the Decade (Heartwarming Records/HW-1940): I Found It In Mother's Bible; I Saw A Man; Do Right And Come Smilin' Through; The Old Landmark; I'll Tell It; When The Saints Go Marching In; Church Twice On Sunday; The Man Upstairs; The Fourth Man; Roll On Jordan; Blow Your Trumpet, Gabriel; The King And I. (Re-issued in 1972 on Chime Records 604/Artistic Records 20312 with sides 1 and 2 reversed and some song titles spelled differently).

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1968 The Best of the Statesmen Quartet, Volume 2 (RCA Victor/LSP-3925): Brighten The Corner Where You Are; Those Tender Hands; Just A Little While; O, How I Need Thee; My Home; He Will Never Let Me Down; Don't You Wanna Be Saved; Nicodemus; If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again; Will The Circle Be Unbroken; There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing; Count Your Blessings.

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1968 Standing on the Promises (RCA Victor/LSP-3939): This World Is Not My Home; He'll Understand And Say Well Done; Standing On The Promises; The Touch Of God's Hand; On The Jericho Road; Medley: O How I Love Jesus/It's So Wonderful; He Touched Me; I'll Fly Away; Pass Me Not; Hold Me, Dear Savior; Keep On The Firing Line; Just As I Am. (Tony Fontane and the Statesmen Quartet).

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1969 God Loves American People (Skylite Records/SLP-6070): Until You've Known The Love Of God; Life Is Worth Living; Who Cares; Higher Ground; How Long Will It Take; That's Gospel Brother; God Loves American People; How Unworthy I've Been; It Won't Be Long; That Somebody Is Jesus My Lord; Jesus.

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1969 Taller Than Trees (RCA Camden/CAS-2314): One Of These Mornings; Till I Know; Little Boy Lost; I've Got The Corners Turned Down; Lord, I Want To Go To Heaven; Taller Than Trees; I'm Climbing Higher And Higher And I Won't Come Down; Wait For Me; What A Savior; Surely I Will, Lord.

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1969 Thanks to Calvary (Skylite Records/SLP-6080): Thanks To Calvary; Why Should I Worry Or Fret; He Looked Beyond My Faults; Old Time Religion; For God So Loved; God's Not Dead; Oh My Lord What A Time; I'm Free; Faith Unlocks The Door; Going Home; Do You Really Care. (Hovie Lister, Jim Hill, Rosie Rozell, Doy Ott, Big Chief Wetherington).

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1969 New Sounds Today (Skylite Records/SLP-6090): That's What Jesus Means To Me; Tell It To Jesus; My Dream Home In Glory; I'll Never Forget; God Put A Rainbow In The Sky; The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power; I Know The Lord Will Never Fail; The Cross Makes The Difference; Keep Moving; In The Beginning. (Hovie Lister, Jim Hill, Sherrill Nielsen, Doy Ott, Big Chief Wetherington).
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