Vintage small press gospel soul from FAMOUS L. RENFROE (1968?)


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Download: “Believe” – Famous L. Renfroe (1968?) (mp3)

Children is an album of electric gospel spirituals by a Memphis, Tennessee gentleman named Famous L. Renfroe performing as “The Flying Sweet Angel of Joy.” Famous wrote and produced all the album’s songs, played all the instruments except for the drums, and then released the album on his own sometime around 1968, without a label name. Long out of print, Children is available again on vinyl, the Lord’s preferred format for recorded music, thanks to the efforts of Oxford, Mississippi’s Big Legal Mess Records.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

4 thoughts on “Vintage small press gospel soul from FAMOUS L. RENFROE (1968?)

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