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Monday, 23 February 2015


 The BROADCAST RECORD CLUB, or BRC as it was marketed, was based at 303 Bible Place, Cleveland, Tennessee. The label seems to have started sometime in 1952 (BRC 1002 is a Capitol custom pressing dating from July 1952). How this "Club" worked is a matter for speculation, assuming that the records were issued at regular intervals, there would have been 26 releases over a period of three and a half to four years, which works out to be something like two release, or three if BRC 1001 is included, in 1952, and then eight releases a year thereafter. As you can see from the flip side of BRC 1025, by The BAHAMA'S BRASS BAND, material was taken from a variety of diverse sources. Some of the artists who recorded for BRC were familiar names in the Gospel fraternity, although the occasional typographical errors obscured the artist in question, take for example the WHIRLWIND EVANGELIST, is presumably The Whirlwind Evangelists who re-recorded "Ain't No Grave" for FORTUNE twelve months of so later, and is Howard Surrett, the Howard Seratt who recorded for both SUN and ST FRANCIS?

CAPITOL Custom Pressing DB 138 = 1954

Reverse of BRC 1012 is by THE NUNNERY SISTERS
"Something Within Me"
CAPITOL Custom Pressing DB 139 = 1954

CAPITOL Custom Pressing EB 121 = 1955

Reverse of BRC 1025 is by BAHAMA'S BRASS BAND
(From The Church Of God Of Prophecy, Nassau, Bahamas)
"The Call For Reapers"
CAPITOL Custom Pressing EB 122 = 1955

CAPITOL Custom Pressing FB 437 = 1956

Reverse of BRC 1025 is by HARPER HUNTER
"I Saw A Man" 
CAPITOL Custom Pressing FB 438 = 1956

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