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Sunday, April 26, 2009
THE EASTERN GATES
by The Singing Stepps
EVERGREEN RECORDS EG-C-0013-S 1970 STEREO
THE SINGING STEPPS traveling the road of life toward "The Eastern Gates"
In October of 1970, the Singing Stepps reorganized their group with Bob Dildine joining them singing first tenor.
Featuring Bob's deep vibrant voice on the song entitled "The Eastern Gates", gave this album its title. Bob is a consecrated Christian, as well as all members of the Singing Stepps. They believe you must possess God's diving power in your life to make gospel singing a blessing to humanity and to reach lost souls.
As you listen to their recording, try to visualize the "Eastern Gates". Think of the joy of that glad reunion when we'll meet our friends and loved ones on the other side beyond the gates. The Bible states in Revelations that the gates of the city shall not be shut at all by day for there shall be no night. It also reads nothing that defileth can enter therein, only those who have their names written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
Friends, as you concentrate on the joyous sounds of the Singing Stepps, ask yourself the question, "Am I prepared to enter the Eastern Gates?"
The enthusiasm and dedication with which Sandra, Jimmy and Bob sing should lead everyone to seek peace and salvation from Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.
Engineer - Brien Fisher Album Cover by Paul Abel
EVERGREEN E.G. - C-0013-S
LADDIE'S RECORDING 1105 E. St. Charles Rd. Lombard, Illinois
There'll Be Souting On the Hills 1:58 Remind Me Dear Lord 2:50 In the Shelter of His Arms 2:40 I'm Gonna Leave Here Shouting 2:10 Had It Not Been 2:50 Satan is Real 2:57
Editor's note: this isn't merely a religious record, it's a country gospel rock-a-rolly balladeer devotional. The rockabilly kicks in on "I'm Gonna Leave Here Shouting" and although it makes no reprise various twanging guitars and folksy choruses do and often. Put a Revivalist Church in a 1950s Nashville recording studio and this record could be your vinyl and cardboard temple.
The oil painted album cover is top notch don't you think?
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!