This blog features the many gospel albums I find. 90% of the records featured here were created by local Cincinnati, Ohio area artists (on Jewel, Rite and Queen City record labels among others). Here you will find the Good, Bad & Ugly but never The Lackluster! If there are copyright issues or a problem with any post, just contact me and I will make corrections. I'm here to have fun and hope you will share in my process of discovery!
Just Another Pilgrim
WM. Harold Cochran
G&R Records LPM 1009
Rite Records - Cincinnati, Ohio - 19200
From the back cover: William Harold Cochran was born in Morgan County, Kentucky, in 1919. As a boy and young man, Harold was raised in a Christian home. Harold wrote his first song in 1936 – "The Pearly White Stone."
Joe Maphis was known as The King Of The Strings. He specialized in dazzling guitar virtuosity. He influenced Merle Travis, Jimmy Bryant and Chet Atkins. The fantastic guitar Maphis is holding on the jacket was specially built for him by Semie Moseley of Mosrite Guitar.
Song poem album featuring anyone with a song in their heart and a few dollars to see their dream realized by MSR.
Recording companies such as MSR advertised, looking for "song writers". Folks would send in their "poems" and the company would reply that they had what it took to be rich and famous, just send us "X" amount of dollars and we'll see to that it happens.
The results were less than professional, but the music is now collectible, fun and a bit like folk art in my opinion.
Here's what Claude Ireland said about My Pilot: The need was felt by Claude for a sacred song that would be widely sung and he has high hopes for "My Pilot" as being an inspiration for many singers. Some of of his interests include traveling, playing cricket and of course writing and playing music.