Whether or not there was a Fleetwood Mac-style legal kerfuffle involved, I don’t know, but the Blind Boys of Alabama were sufficiently vexed for whatever reason to add a seminal prefix to their name for this excellent 1963 (?) Lp. And though Vee-Jay* was home to a fair amount of tough 60s R&B, things get surprisingly raw for such a venerated, pre-Rock ‘n’ Roll outfit almost 20 years into their career.
By the looks of things, Fontana’s Gospel Train series seems pretty hot–one eye shall be peeled in future for the rest. This particular issue was had from a chaz in Falmouth, where there are several good thrift stores and one brilliant record store, Jam Records.
* Oldtime Religion was originally released in the US as VJLP 5048.