Rev. Louis Overstreet
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Rev. Louis Overstreet
Blessings of All Kinds / Black But Proud
Little Axe Records
45rpm 7"
$6

"Raucous guitar work and great gospel energy from one of the most renowned guitar evangelists along with Utah Smith and Charlie Jackson. This record features Blessings of All Kinds b/w Black But Proud. Originally recorded in the 1970s, taken from Reverend Overstreet's privately released 45s, and released in tiny runs on the Overstreet & Loadstone record labels. Limited edition of 500." - Little Axe Records. Hear some of Blessings of All Kinds.

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Rev. Louis Overstreet
Rather Fight than Switch / There is No Future in Gaining...
Little Axe Records
45rpm 7"
$out of stock
Rev. Louis Overstreet's sole full-length release on Arhoolie is, with very good reason, often considered to be among the great gospel guitar records: powerful, energetic, soulful, intense...it's all there. Lesser-known is that he also privately pressed a couple 45s and another LP on his own Overstreet Records imprint, plus another 45 on Loadstone Records. These are rare records indeed --- in my many years of searching, I've seen each of them offered only once. While the Arhoolie release was recorded live in the church, these records were cut in a studio and give a slightly different twist to Rev. Overstreet's music. He has some backing singers (in this case, Templette's) and piano, which adds a bit of color to the songs while also maintaining the drive. And that guitar could really only be Rev. Overstreet. The song titles give a sense of where he was coming from: Rather Fight than Switch / There is No Future in Gaining the World and Losing Your Soul. Deep and wonderful music. Out of print.