The Heavenly Stars
Old Time Religion
SONO 6009
 
The Songs:
 
 1. Old Time Religion                         
 2. Amazing Grace                                           
 3. I'll Fly Away                                            
 4. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot                      
 5. I'm So Glad                                              
 6. Go, Tell It On The Mountain        
 7. Oh, Happy Day                                         
 8. Battle Hymn of the Republic         
 9. When The Saints Go Marching In            
10. Whole World In His Hand                       
11. Just A Closer Walk With Thee     
12. Down By The Riverside  
13. Old Rugged Cross           
14. When He Calls Me                                   
15. Roll, Jordan, Roll
 
The Singers & Players:
 
Alvin J. Johnson: Guitar, Vocals.
Marvin J. Chaney: Guitar, Vocals.
John L. Growe: Vocals.
Henry Austin: Vocals.
Sanders Jones: Vocals.
Frank Birden: Vocals.
Cleveland Growe: Vocals
Joseph J. Johnson: Drums.
Harold Harry: Piano.
Will Norflin: Organ.
Frank Thompson: Bass.
Richard Glass: Saxophone.
 
 
The Heavenly Stars Gospel singers are one of the most dynamic and soul stirring male  groups in spiritual music today.  The group  has been around for sometime and still retain their enthusiasm with a smooth, warm sound.  God has truly smiled on the group for they are loved by young and old everywhere.  Now, with their worldwide touring schedule, the Heavenly Stars are becoming an international favorite.  With the capable and inspirational leadership of "Big" Al Johnson, they bring hope, peace and joy to those that are oppressed and inspiration to all.  Praise God!
Harold Harry
 
Producer's note:
 
This compilation of songs is intended to give the listener a firm foundation in the roots of Gospel music.  The songs were chosen to show the abilities of the group and their belief in staying within the tradition that keeps the music alive to each new generation.  The Heavenly Stars bring fresh life to these songs that are loved by many.  Every song has a message and a meaning that may be different to the individual listener, but the thought is the same: With the spirit of Christ, all is possible.  This is a recording that you can listen to many times and still feel the life that the Heavenly Stars breathe into songs that are a part of the fabric of inspirational music the world over.
GJE