Various – Back To The Rock #2 – 1983

This is the second in a series of samplers form A&S Records. This is one is a treasure trove of unreleased and barely released material. The first album in this series had more mainstream tracks but this time they went with some real obscure stuff. Below I’ve listed the tracks and the album they came from;

1 – Bill Batstone – Silver And Gold – Unreleased
2 – Spurr And McNeil – Walkin’ Again – Unreleased
3 – Apocalypse – Call On Jesus – Unreleased
4 – Michael Gonzales – Mountaintop – Mountaintop – 1983
5 – The Lifters – Living Water – The Lifters – 1983
6 – Eden – Break Out Of The Night – released on a 45 – 1983
7 – The Altar Boys – Where’s It Gonna Lead Ya – Altar Boys – 1984
8 – Sheryl Olguin – Easy Rider – Unreleased
9 – James Ledlie – Strangers – released on a 45 – 1983
10 – Danny Daniels – Flyer – Sons Of Thunder – 1982

Tracklist
1 – Bill Batstone – Silver And Gold – 3:50
2 – Spurr And McNeil – Walkin’ Again – 3:44
3 – Apocalypse – Call On Jesus – 4:32
4 – Michael Gonzales – Mountaintop – 3:58
5 – The Lifters– Living Water – 1:48
6 – Eden – Break Out Of The Night – 4:09
7 – The Altar Boys – Where’s It Gonna Lead Ya – 2:21
8 – Sheryl Olguin – Easy Rider – 3:50
9 – James Ledlie – Strangers – 3:38
10 – Danny Daniels – Flyer – 3:40

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – A&S Records
Copyright © – A&S Records
Distributed By – Word, Inc.
Mixed At – Whitefield Studios
Pressed By – Monarch Record Mfg. Co. – △26182

Terry Talbot – A Time To Laugh, A Time To Sing – 1978

So this album has kind of a cute shtick to it. Side A, “A Time To Laugh”, is a selection of witty and fun moments form Terry’s concerts. Side B “A Time To Sing” is a selection of new tracks from Terry. I have heard some of Terry’s live work before and I didn’t find it particularly witty but obviously Terry has a great sense of humour and it’s great to hear it here. As for the new material there are actually a couple really good 70’s rock tracks here. Hollywood Lies absolutely kicks butt and wow I wish Terry would have perused this style of music as I much prefer it and wow, he was really good at it.

Tracklist
1 – Down To The Well – 5:04
2 – Intro – 1:07
3 – Bible Land – 4:44
4 – Lamplighter – 4:44
5 – Angels! – 4:01
6 – Sing Hallelujah! – 3:37
7 – Pleasin’ You Pleases Me – 3:04
8 – Never Let Yesterday – 3:19
9 – Hollywood Lies – 3:19
10 – Takin’ The Time – 2:15
11 – Father – 2:53

Stephanie Boosahda – I Know That I Know – 1981

This is Stephanie’s 5th album. I can only assume that her music sold well because she had seven albums. But I had never heard of her and there’ is very little info about her online. Unfortunately she passed away in 2022 at the young age of 70 years old. So her music lives on and gives a testament to her. This album is definitely more pop oriented but with a disco feel and sound. Certainly not one of my favourites but it is a good album if you like late 70’s disco infused worship music.

Tracklist
1 – More Than Enough – 3:37
2 – You Knew Just What I Needed – 2:56
3 – I Know That I Know – 2:19
4 – Lord, I Give It To You – 3:25
5 – You Know Me Better Than I Know Myself – 2:55
6 – Give A Little Bit Of Your Love – 3:17
7 – Where Would I Be Without You? – 3:13
8 – There Is A Way – 5:11
9 – Highway To Heaven – 4:36
10 – The Best Is Yet To Come – 3:05

Credits
Alex Acuna – Percussion
Steve Archer – Background Vocals
Stephanie Boosahda – Songwriter, Arrangements, Piano, Vocals
Wayne Boosahda – Producer
Jonathan David Brown – Producer, Engineer, Remix, Mixed
Marji Clark – Songwriter
Denny Correll – Background Vocals
Tim Correll – Background Vocals
Mike Demus – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Keith Edwards – Drums
Stan Endicott – String Arrangements, Conducting
Bob Farrell – Songwriter
Jon Goin – Electric Guitar
Thurman Green – Horns
Bernie Grundman – Mastered
Hadley Hockensmith – Electric Guitar
Sheri Huffman – Background Vocals
Don Juntnen – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Alex MacDougall – Percussion
Beau MacDougall – Electric Guitar
Michael James Murphy – Songwriter
Norman Neeley – Assistant Engineer
Jay Patton – Sax
Bobby Price – Songwriter
Anne Ramhorst – Songwriter
Ralf Rickert – Horns
Harlan Rogers – Arrangements, Piano, Fender Rhodes, Organ, Synthesizers
Kenny Sarkey – Assistant Engineer
Bob Shepherd – Horns
Lisa Silver – Background Vocals
Stan Endicott – Strings
David Stearman – Songwriter
Steve Tavaglione – Sax
Gary Tedder – Songwriter
Dianne Tidwell – Background Vocals
Jerry Wilson – Bass
Steve Wright – Drums

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – NewPax Records
Copyright © – NewPax Records

Seraiah – Seraiah – 1992

This is the second and final, kind of, album from Seraiah but I have still been unable to find out much about this band. Their previous album was a metal classic but this album leans a little more hard rock on several tracks. Personally I really liked this album and I’m not a heavy metal kind of guy. But I do love a good hard rock album however and several tracks here fit that bill. As I said this was their last album kind of as several members went on to form the band Kid Promise and released an album with them. I’m looking forward to hearing that one soon.

Tracklist
1 – No More Lies – 4:04
2 – Angry Young Boy – 3:21
3 – When It Rains – 4:25
4 – Love Has No Bounds – 4:11
5 – Fever – 4:06
6 – New Kind Of Voodoo – 4:07
7 – Song And Dance – 3:44
8 – Whatever Happened To Your Love – 3:24
9 – Bullseye – 3:51
10 – Time For A Change – 4:30

Credits
Art Direction – Dawn Allen, Toni Thigpen
Bass, Backing Vocals – Tracy Ferrie
Design, Layout – Diane Painter
Drums, Percussion – Kyle Dietz
Executive-Producer – Dez Dickerson
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Quinton Gibson
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Bradley Beckey
Mastered By – Hank Williams
Photography By – Russ Harrington
Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Steve Griffith
Product Manager – Jackie Patillo

Companies, etc.
Mastered At – Mastermix

Various – The Strait Tapes – Volume II – 1985

This is the second of a series of tapes that were published by Strait which was the Greenbelt Newspaper that came out Bi Monthly in the 80’s. This is the second in the series released in 1985. While there are a few less rare tracks this volume it makes up for it with quantity. 18 tracks is pretty darn good for a compilation cassette. I’ve listed below what album these tracks showed up on if they did. This compilation was also released in Australia but with some modifications. Missing were Sheila Walsh – Send Me, Phil and John – The Wasted Years, and Steve Scott – Sound of Waves. Added was a great track from Idea – Take Us. Strangely the cover for the Australian version actually showed that the Walsh and Phil and John track were on the cassette but they were not.

1 – Garth Hewitt – Oscar Romero (Alien Brain 1985)
2 – Mark Heard – Victims of the Age (Victims of the Age 1982)
3 – Daniel Amos – Home Permanent (Vox Humana 1984)
4 – Sheila Walsh – Send Me (Don’t Hide Your Heart 1985)
5 – Randy Stonehill – Love Beyond Reason (Love Beyond Reason 1985)
6 – Paul Field – Valley of Dry Bones (from Visions 1985)
7 – Larry Norman – Iron and Steel (from Quiet Night 1984)
8 – The Fat Band – Kansas City (from The Fat Band 7-inch 1983)
9 – Steve Scott – Sound of Waves (12” mix)
(Australian version only) 9 – Idea – Take Us (previously unreleased)
10 – Passion Polka – Fighting Alone (Obsessions EP 2011)
11 – Charlie Peacock – Lie Down in the Grass (Lie Down in the Grass 1985)
12 – Phil and John – The Wasted Years (extended remixed version from Count Me Out 1983)
13 – Xtras – Don’t Look Back (previously unreleased)
14 – Pieces – Robot System (Face 2 Face 1985)
15 – Leslie Phillips – Give’em All You Got (Dancing with Danger 1984)
16 – The Front – It’s Hard to Take (The Front 1985)
17 – Avalon – Flags (not The Aussie Avalon, released on 7″ in 1984)
18 – First Strike – Loneliness Kills (Rock of Offense 1984)

Tracklist
1 – Garth Hewitt – Oscar Romero – 4:12
2 – Mark Heard – Victims of the Age – 3:13
3 – Daniel Amos – Home Permanent – 3:00
4 – Sheila Walsh – Send Me – 3:30
5 – Randy Stonehill – Love Beyond Reason – 5:33
6 – Paul Field – Valley of Dry Bones – 3:03
7 – Larry Norman – Iron and Steel – 4:07
8 – The Fat Band – Kansas City – 2:47
9 – Steve Scott – Sound of Waves – 4:26
(Australian version only) 9 – Idea – Take Us – 3:08
10 – Passion Polka – Fighting Alone – 4:18
11 – Charlie Peacock – Lie Down in the Grass – 3:26
12 – Phil and John – The Wasted Years – 2:58
13 – Xtras – Don’t Look Back – 3:50
14 – Pieces – Robot System – 3:44
15 – Leslie Phillips – Give’em All You Got – 3:51
16 – The Front – It’s Hard to Take – 3:22
17 – Avalon – Flags – 4:22
18 – First Strike – Loneliness Kills – 3:38

Jump The Nile – Like The Cruel Sea – 1984

This was the only release we got from Jump The Nile. This band showed up on a compilation album called Strait Tracks so I hunted down their 7″. The band was Annie McCaig from Nutshell, Simon Humphrey from Dance People, Nick Battle from Sporting Life/After The Fire, and Jeff Hammer from The Teardrop Explodes. This is a rather eclectic group but they actually really work well together. Unfortunately this self released 45 was it from them but I bet there is a demo out there somewhere that they shopped around. I hope we are able to get our hands on it.

Tracklist
A – Like The Cruel Sea – 4:00
B – Wire – 3:43

Credits
Backing Vocals – Annie McCaig
Programmed By [Programming], Percussion, Producer – Simon Humphrey
Vocals, Bass, Guitar [Guitars] – Nick Battle
Vocals, Keyboards, Programmed By [Programming] – Jeff Hammer

Companies, etc.
Marketed By – Precision Records & Tapes Limited

The Wauhob Family – Country Style Revival – 1982

Many of you may be wondering why we would upload this album. Well read on and you will learn the lore of this album. The Wauhob’s released this album in 1982 as a fund raiser for their church. In 1984 a DJ at Christian station KBRJ in Los Angeles discovered the album and started playing it. The album took off and though it was self released more copies were printed. A tongue in cheek review was also carried in the Wittenburg times by Tom Gulotta (Daniel Amos Producer) and that also contributed to the album taking off. The Wauhob’s came to LA where they played several concerts and as they say the rest is history and the album became a cult favourite particularly in the LA area. I’ve even heard that Terry Taylor loves it. If you’ve never heard it it’s a must listen, especially once.

Tracklist
1 – One More River – 2:07
2 – The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor – 2:40
3 – Old Camp Meetin’ Time – 1:55
4 – Through It All – 1:55
5 – He Looked Beyond My Fault – 2:56
6 – Jesus Is Coming Soon – 2:57
7 – I’ll Soon Be Gone – 2:03
8 – Put Your Hand In The Hand – 2:35
9 – All In Him – 2:21
10 – Build My Mansion Next Door To Jesus – 3:20

Credits
Engineer: Tom Renfro
Produced by Ted Wauhob
Lead Guitar- Robert Wauhob, Sr.
Bass- Gregg French
Steel Guitar- Denny Smith
Banjo- Ted Wauhob
Harmonica- Tom Renfro
Drums- Thomas Wauhob
Lead Singer- Ted Wauhob
Vocals- Grace Wauhob

Companies, etc.
Recorded at: Flood Music Studio, Sioux City, Iowa