A Familiar Face And Group Names

Does anyone see a familiar face on this album cover?  Also, this is one example of how to handle changing your group name midstream.  This album was originally released by Gospel Sound, who obviously changed their name to The Senators within a pretty short time frame from the recording and release of this album.  They didn’t put a sticker on the record label though, just left it as Gospel Sound.  They also didn’t change the mailing address on the back cover for the group, as you can see.  Thought this was a bit of interesting trivia.  Oh, and Dean, you can’t answer this because your cousin is the tenor.  🙂

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11 Responses to A Familiar Face And Group Names

  1. Keith says:

    I do notice that the guy in the middle missed the memo on what suit to wear.

  2. Any chance that middle guy who missed the suit memo could be …

    … Mark Trammell?

  3. Rick Fair sang with the group, too, but I’m not sure which one he’d be.

  4. Maybe Rick is the guy on the right.

  5. burkesbrainwork says:

    Daniel, this is before Mark, but you are correct, Rick Fair is on the far right.

  6. DJPhil says:

    I also noticed Vaughn Thacker on there who went on for awhile to the Bibletones of Mississippi during the time they had Mark Lanier with the song “The ground is level.”

  7. Kyle says:

    That’s the joy of CD inserts. You can always replace the insert.

  8. Quaid says:

    Is the man in the center Jim Hamill ?

  9. burkesbrainwork says:

    According to the liner notes, which are admittedly hard to read on the scan, personnel are Paul Adkins – Tenor, Marvin Logan – Lead, Ray Shelton – Baritone, Rick Fair – Bass, Jean Shelton – Piano, Wayne Fair – Bass, and Jerry Washington – Drums. As to the identity of the guy that didn’t get the memo on what suit to wear, I’ll have to leave that up to Dean Adkins or someone more familiar with the recording than I am.

  10. Dean Adkins says:

    Standing L-R: Ray Shelton (later James Blackwood Qt), Paul Adkins (also short stint w/ Fla Boys), Jerry Washington – different jacket (drummer for Dixie Echoes 1970-71), Marvin Logan, Rick Fair (Statesmen, Palmetto State & more).
    Seated: Jean Shelton.

  11. william burke says:

    Wow….you guys are good!! I purchased that album back in the mid-70’s when the Senators sang at the church I was playing piano in Morgantown, WV. Wes loves raiding my old album collection looking for hidden gems…I’ve got afew! Good stuff!!!

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