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King Bullard Version

Songs of the BOS Label

On Cleveland’s late ’60s gospel scene, the BOS label was the refined, professional ying to Boddie’s lo-fi yang, galloping to the fore bearing a torch for Curtis Mayfield’s robe-wearing roots. Founded by gospel impresario James Bullard, BOS is the first chapter in story that includes stints producing major spiritual albums for the Birthright, Roadshow, and Word labels. BOS got its start inside Lester Johnson and Bill Branch’s Way Out concern, running the devotional wing of Cleveland’s largest black-owned record company, and picking up a ton of Way Out’s soulful flavor in the process. Compiled here are BOS’s less traditional moments—12 bridges between FM R&B and AM sermons from a time when those worlds were splitting apart.

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    1 tip-on single LP jacket
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Track List

  1. The Sensational Saints The War Is Over
  2. The Trumpelettes My Life Will Be Sweeter
  3. The Mighty Imperials Unity
  4. The Trumpelettes I've Been To The Top Of The Mountain
  5. The Mighty Imperials We Need Him Now
  6. The Capitalaires Glory Glory
  7. The Friendly Seven Thank You For Bringing Me Out
  8. The Southern Echoes Why Am I Treated So Bad
  9. The Friendly Seven I Had A Talk
  10. The Trumpelettes You Don't Know My Troubles
  11. The Sensational Saints Walk Through The Valley
  12. The Southern Echoes Burden Down