Red Ellis and the Huron Valley Boys
A Country Gospel Bluegrass album
One of the foremost professional career groups in the sacred music field is Red Ellis and the Huron Valley Boys. This group uses traditional unamplified string music, featuring the 5-String banjo.
...Red was the producer of this album and he is heard on MORE OLD TIME PREACHING, DON'T YOU WANT TO GO WITH ME, I KNOW, I KNOW, I WANT TO TALK WITH JESUS, FIRST LOVE, and WHITE DOVE. He sings the low tenor part in the group harmony.
The strong influence of sacred songs in the Bluegrass and the Country Music field demonstrates that America's rural and mountain people remain deeply religious. The sincerity and profound emotion of Red Ellis and the Huron Valley Boys bring out the spiritual message in this wonderful collection of sacred songs. Good old fashioned harmony singing, with traditional string instruments, played in the mountain Bluegrass style is symbolic of the way our forefathers worshipped and relied on their deep and abiding faith to overcome hardships and develop this wonderful country of ours.
Red Ellis feels that recognition is due to Joe Darty who wrote and performed the recitation on the recording entitled REPENTANCE. Red also acknowledges the assistance of Leonard Styles who played the Mastertone Gibson 5-String Banjo on these recordings, and Ed Clark who wrote and did the vocal on WOODEN ALTAR, and Everett Sanders who did the singing on HIGH WATER, and Roy Maples who sang bass on SEARCHING FOR A SOLDIER'S GRAVE, and Aubrey Davenport who played fiddle and sang high tenor on these recordings, and Bill Christian who played the Gibson mandolin and helped on the vocals on REPENTANCE and IF I COULD HEAR MY MOTHER PRAY AGAIN; also Noland Folkner who is heard on the vocal of TWO LITTLE ROSEBUDS. It is Bill Carpenter who plays the dobro guitar on TWO LITTLE ROSEBUDS and it is Agee Ellis who sings tenor on SEARCHING FOR HIS GRAVE, DON'T YOU WANT TO GO WITH ME and HIGH WATER.
All these fine people reflect credit on Country and Sacred Music and Starday is pleased to offer this wonderful album of OLD TIME RELIGION-BLUEGRASS STYLE.
DON PIERCE, STARDAY RECORDS
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Other Bluegrass sacred albums available on Starday are:
SLP 203 - THE SACRED SOUND OF BLUEGRASS MUSIC - Red Ellis and the Huron Valley Boys
SLP 107 - CARL STORY & HIS RAMBLING MOUNTAINEERS - America's Favorite Country Gospel Artist
SLP 127 - CARL STORY - GOSPEL REVIVAL
SLIP 137 - CARL STORY - EVERYBODY WILL BE HAPPY - Country Gospel Singing
SLP 152 - GET RELIGION - CARL STORY AND HIS RAMBLING MOUNTAINEERS
SLP 219 - MIGHTY CLOSE TO HEAVEN - CARL STORY & HIS RAMBLING MOUNTAINEERS