STYLE: Jesus Music RATING Not Rated OUR PRODUCT CODE: 156266-27180 LABEL: Romco HRKLP8547 FORMAT: 12 inch vinyl Album
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
The reviewer in Record Collector who called this "one of the best Christian albums ever recorded" had clearly heard very, very few such albums or maybe he had been swayed by the fact that extremely rare original copies of this 1965 release go for £200 plus amongst rare vinyl collectors. 'I Like God's Style' is raw country gospel and not really the "rockabilly" the Record Collector reviewer claimed though there is enough musical charm caught in all its low-fi glory on this re-issue. It was put out on vinyl in 2015 by Harkitt Records and comes with a sleeve note which pulls together the few fragments of information that archivist Freek Kinkelaar could find about 16 year old Isabel. She had a voice powerful enough to blow open a barn door and expressive enough to have gone on to country or gospel stardom. Though that didn't happen, of course. The accompaniments are rudimentary, save for some nice piano from Joe Utterback who was to go on to some jazz and religious music success, while the drums are inaudible. Worth investigating, particularly if you enjoy Wanda Jackson's old gospel albums, are an avid Christian music historian or like your country raw and unpolished.
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