I had often wondered if Jim and Edith Young had any connection with Florida, given that they were backed by the Miami Valley Gang on their early JAY releases. Of course just because the name of the backing group suggests a connection with the Sunshine state, it doesn’t necessary mean the outfit were from Florida, after all how many bands used a more evocative name to give themselves an air of Western authenticity? It was a surprise therefore to discover that Jim and Edith Young did actually record for LORIDA, a Florida based label. As much as I like Jim and Edith Young, their Gospel material does tend to pall in comparison to their secular sides and their efforts at the genre on this EP are no exception. To me the stand out recording on this EP is Mike Sarlo's secular offering "I Know You Lied To Me".
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Please Note FORTUNE 204 is in very poor condition and the sound is pretty dire
The Whirlwind Evangelists were from Bessemer, Alabama.
FORTUNE 204 has KB numbers in the deadwax - KB 858.A and KB 858.B, there are no Fortune master numbers in the wax. This tends to suggest that the metalwork / stampers had been prepared prior to the FORTUNE release, perhaps the recordings may have been released earlier on another label?