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Fern Jones's 1959 LP Singing a Happy Song, along with additional material, has been re-mastered and released by the Numero Group as Fern Jones: The Glory Road. Southern hillbilly soul from Fern Jones - a minister, church singer and songwriter with a real feel for the secular shake of '50s Sun Records, honky tonk, and shout blues - a pure evangelical with a worldly groove! Fern worked the gospel circuit of tent and church shows for many, many years - but only recorded two albums, this one for Dot/Paramount. Fern sings in the torch country style of Patsy Cline, often with spare rockabilly-styled guitar and drums backbeat. Backed by noted Elvis studio musicians Hank Garland (guitar) and Floyd Cramer (piano), this album is probably most noteworthy for the classic song "I Was There When It Happened" - co-written by Fern Jones and made famous by Johnny Cash. But Fern's album is more than worthy of a late discovery - she's a true pioneer, fearlessly blending the Lord's work with the Devil's music - at a time when such poles were anathema for most artists, fans, and record labels alike!
Fern Jones's 1959 LP Singing a Happy Song, along with additional material, has been re-mastered and released by the Numero Group as Fern Jones: The Glory Road. Southern hillbilly soul from Fern Jones - a minister, church singer and songwriter with a real feel for the secular shake of '50s Sun Records, honky tonk, and shout blues - a pure evangelical with a worldly groove! Fern worked the gospel circuit of tent and church shows for many, many years - but only recorded two albums, this one for Dot/Paramount. Fern sings in the torch country style of Patsy Cline, often with spare rockabilly-styled guitar and drums backbeat. Backed by noted Elvis studio musicians Hank Garland (guitar) and Floyd Cramer (piano), this album is probably most noteworthy for the classic song "I Was There When It Happened" - co-written by Fern Jones and made famous by Johnny Cash. But Fern's album is more than worthy of a late discovery - she's a true pioneer, fearlessly blending the Lord's work with the Devil's music - at a time when such poles were anathema for most artists, fans, and record labels alike!
656605892122

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Format: CD
Label: NUMR
Catalog: 8921
Rel. Date: 05/17/2005
UPC: 656605892122

Glory Road
Artist: Fern Jones
Format: CD
New: Available In Store $14.94
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. You Ain't Got Nuthin'
2. I Do Believe
3. I Was There When It Happened
4. Be Thankful You're You
5. Strange Things Happening Every Day
6. I Ain't Got Time
7. Just A Little Talk With Jesus
8. Keeps Me Busy
9. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
10. I Am A Pilgrim And A Stranger
11. Let Tomorrow Be
12. Didn't It Rain
13. When I Meet You
14. By And By
15. I Don't Care What The World May Do
16. This World Is Not My Home

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Fern Jones's 1959 LP Singing a Happy Song, along with additional material, has been re-mastered and released by the Numero Group as Fern Jones: The Glory Road. Southern hillbilly soul from Fern Jones - a minister, church singer and songwriter with a real feel for the secular shake of '50s Sun Records, honky tonk, and shout blues - a pure evangelical with a worldly groove! Fern worked the gospel circuit of tent and church shows for many, many years - but only recorded two albums, this one for Dot/Paramount. Fern sings in the torch country style of Patsy Cline, often with spare rockabilly-styled guitar and drums backbeat. Backed by noted Elvis studio musicians Hank Garland (guitar) and Floyd Cramer (piano), this album is probably most noteworthy for the classic song "I Was There When It Happened" - co-written by Fern Jones and made famous by Johnny Cash. But Fern's album is more than worthy of a late discovery - she's a true pioneer, fearlessly blending the Lord's work with the Devil's music - at a time when such poles were anathema for most artists, fans, and record labels alike!
        
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