Various Artists
King Bullard Version
Songs of the BOS Label
Numero Group
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2019
LP
19.99/25.39
NPH44004-C1
Color vinyl
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Tracklist
1Sensational Saints – The War Is Over 3:17
2Trumplettes – My Life Will Be Sweeter 3:07
3Mighty Imperials – Unity 3:30
4Trumpelettes – I've Been To The Top Of The Mountain 3:44
5Mighty Imperials – We Need Him Now 2:50
6Capitalaires – Glory, Glory 3:43
7The Friendly Seven featuring Betty Thompson – Thank You For Bringing Me Out 2:24
8Southern Echoes – Why Am I Treated So Bad 2:17
9The Friendly Seven featuring Philip Brown – I Had A Talk 2:37
10Trumpelettes – You Don't Know My Trouble 4:14
11Sensational Saints – Walk Through The Valley 3:12
12Southern Echoes – Burden Down 5:31

On Cleveland’s late ‘60s gospel scene, the BOS label was the refined, professional ying to Boddie’s lo-fi yang, galloping to the fore bearing a torch for Curtis Mayfield’s robe-wearing roots. Founded by gospel impresario James Bullard, BOS is the first chapter in story that includes stints producing major spiritual albums for the Birthright, Roadshow, and Word labels. BOS got its start inside Lester Johnson and Bill Branch’s Way Out concern, running the devotional wing of Cleveland’s largest black-owned record company, and picking up a ton of Way Out’s soulful flavor in the process. Compiled here are BOS’s less traditional moments—12 bridges between FM R&B and AM sermons from a time when those worlds were splitting apart.