FRC 725 - Early Upchurch: Gospel Voice of Mount Airy​,​NC (Collection of Ivy S. Sheppard)

by Early Upchurch

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about

There’s something special about Early Upchurch (April 22, 1925-January 1, 1990) – the gospel voice of Mount Airy, North Carolina. I remember dropping down the needle one afternoon at WPAQ during the Surry Spotlight and I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. That pure voice so reminiscent of Roy Acuff went right straight to my heart. He had regular radio programs on WPAQ, WBOB, and WSYD with a notable list of guests including Bill Monroe and Carl Story, and traveled this country playing good ol’ gospel. I immediately made it my mission to find copies of every known recording of Early Upchurch, and with the help of his daughter Kathy, and son Bobby, we’ve done just that. We hope you’ll enjoy these selections from his ARC recordings and radio shows, and are thrilled and delighted that the Field Recorders Collective is helping get his great music out to the world to be heard once again. – Ivy S. Sheppard

credits

released October 30, 2017

Early Upchurch, Willis Pell, Kathy Upchurch, Nellie Upchurch, Doris Kidd, Matthew Rigney, Cullen Galyean, Carl Grey Joyner, Bobby Kiger, Buck Arrington, Easter Boys.

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