First - Thanks for Matt for getting me a copy of this. One of my favorites. I posted one of Early's records a couple months ago - this one is significantly weirder. . . His then 9 year old daughter sings on a lot of the album - "I wont be an orphan in glory" is an especially heavy one. Back jacket reads...
"This album includes Kath Upchurch's favorites. Lots of these songs are recited by Kathy. In 1966, she won the trophy for the most promising talent. She is loved by the young and old. She has had three records to reach the top in many states. Such songs as: God Forgive Me When I Whine, Jordan River, and Phone Call To Heaven. We believe that some of these songs will repeat. Kathy is now nine (9) years old. She Sincerely hopes that everyone will enjoy this album.
Matthew Rigney, is well know through many states for his guitar picking. Also Matthew sings bass or alto sometimes soprano. Matthew is loved by all because of his fine hospitlity (sic). You will hear his electric guitar, which takes many leads in this album. Matthew Rigney, Mount Airy, North Carolina.
Early Upchurch, has been recording gospel records for eight (8) years. Some of his great songs has been : Paul's Ministry, Where the Shades of Love Lie Deep, and I just Dropped By. This particular song was in the top twenty in the month of september 1968. Doris Kidd of Monticello, Kentucky was helping Early on this particular song. Early and Kathy Upchurch travels many thousands of miles each year throughout the country and cities singing the gospel songs. To people that enjoy country hymns, we sincerly hope you people that hear this album get a great blessing from them.
Mount Airy, N.C."
Early Upchurch and the Friendly Quartet backed up by; The Border Mountain Boys
Box 53, Clemmons, N.C.
Plays mandolin and is the manager of the Border Mountain Boys
Carl Grey Joyner
Route 2, Yadkinville, N.C.
Plays the Fiddle
Route 2, Rural Hall, N.C.
F.G. Buck Arrington
Route1, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Route 1, Low Gap, N.C.
Plays the Banjo
Early Upchurch - Everybody Will Be Happy Over There