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This early Jesus movement band is remembered for its album Whatcha Gonna Do? which revealed their indebtedness to producer Gary S.Paxton. Their sound was distinctive in its use of brass (seven horns), recalling such early-’70s outfits as Chicago or Blood, Sweat, and Tears. Two Paxton songs received a lot of attention: "Jesus Is My Lawyer in Heaven" and "Jesus Keeps Takin' Me Higher and Higher." These and the title song constitute the album's high-energy numbers. Another Paxton song, "The Gadget Man," is noteworthy for its complex and original structure. (keyboard), Bruce Hibbard (vocals,guitar), Jorge Marsal (percussion), and Shirley [monroe] Marsal (vocals) were also members of the group at some point. Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music by Mark Allan Powell Hendrickson Publishers

        
Members
PortraitShane Keister
key, syn US
PortraitCharlie McCoy
h *1941 US
PortraitKenny Malone
dr
PortraitReggie Young
g, eg *1936 US
PortraitFarrell Morris
perc 1938-2012 US
PortraitJack Williams
b
PortraitPam Sixfin
str, vn US
PortraitLennie Haight
vn, str
Marvin Chantry
vl, str
George Binkley
str, vn
Roy Christensen
vc
PortraitGary Vanosdale
vl, str
PortraitSteve Gibson
eg, acg *1952 US
PortraitBuddy Skipper
sax, str US
PortraitSheldon Kurland
str, vn 1928-2010 US
Steve Schaffer
b, eb
Stephanie Woolf
str, vn
Steven Smith
str US
PortraitTony Migliore
p, key US
PortraitBill Pursell
p US
PortraitPhil Baugh
g, eg 1936-1990 US
PortraitDavid Vanderkooi
vc, str
Noboru Morishige
vn, voc
Lang Scruggs
bj, voc, g

Discography
Title Artist Year Type
AliveThe Amplified Version1979Album
Whatcha Gonna Do?The Amplified Version1976Album
So FreeThe Amplified Version1974Album
One In The SonThe Amplified VersionAlbum
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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