Still On A Praise Music Tour and More

March 3, 2010

The IP said he would find some more praise music group bus tour LPs, and this past weekend he was truly blessed.

First we have the above bus tour LP from Bob Wills & The Inspirationals.  The IP is gonna give this group a coordinated polyester outfit waiver; maybe that rule was a bit too optimistic.  But one would think that if you go to effort of having your own praise music tour bus you could at least go to Sears and get a good set of matching polyester outfits.  How hard could that be? 

The second praise music bus tour LP is also a bit problematic:

It looks like the GHBC are using leased busses; they don’t have the group’s name emblazoned on the side.  Oh well.  At least they have some coordinated polyester outfits.  The GHBC are straight outta Decatur, GA boi!!

Among the vein of PM LPs uncovered at this particular Goodwill were a couple of “guitar gem” covers.  The IP has no other way of describing these PM LPs that feature a way-cool guitar on the cover; these LPs tend to attract “indie” guitar player hipsters.  It is yet another sub-genre of vintage PM LP:

As The IP was going through his first selection of PM LPs, a shoulder-surfing, Atlanta-area hipster dude commented on the above guitar held by Richard Lee.  Hipster guy was sure that it was a Gibson and, after a little Intar-Webs research, it indeed proved to be a Gibson Hummingbird. The IP should note that the hipster verbally bemoaned the inside-the-perimeter thrifts because they were usually “picked over” by…you guessed it, “HIPSTERS.”  He even had the full-hipster, ironic mechanic’s jacket and pants along with some thick mutton chops.  He who lives in a hipster house should not throw disparaging stones at other hipsters.  Maybe his comment, like his outfit, was MEANT to be ironic?  Regardless, the guitar IS sweet, and that Swiss suspender dress on Miss Lee sure is purty. 

The other cool guitar PM LP also featured a cool-ass Gibson:

Meet Mr. Dwayne Friend and The Goodmans.  It looks like Dwayne is playing some sort of Gibson Citation, but if any of you pithecanthropes can help specify the exact model, well, that would be swell.

Turns out that Dwayne Friend and his friends the Goodmans made a big name for themselves on the PM circuit in the 1960s:  WATCH

Heck.  Dwayne Friend still gets out there and plays a good guitar: WATCH

No, Dwayne Friend ain’t no Jimmy Hendrix.  But he’s not supposed to be.  Friend was a fan of Chet Atkins which is clear if you listen to their playing. 

Learning about these folks is what makes collecting Vintage Praise Music LPs a worthy endeavor.

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One Response to “Still On A Praise Music Tour and More”

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