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So I have a fairly nice turntable hooked up to my home theater system, and have gotten the itch to start collecting records again.  I want your suggestions for singers and groups from the 70's and 80's in the Christian field... but also secular.  Basically I want "lost" or "forgotten" artists that would be a great, cheap find online or in a local thrift store.

Here's a couple I like:

Rick Cua (rock)
Daniel Amos rock, but also 80's new wave).

Others?

Update: Here's a website compiling some of the top Christian artists of the 80's.  Some of these names are a trip down memory lane.
http://www.topchristianhits.org/top_christian_artists_1980s.html

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The 70's and 80's were dominated by Larry Norman, Randy Stonehill and Keith Green. I still love Stonehill and go to see him whenever he comes around which is few and far between as he doesn't tour much. His lyrics are great and he is very funny. Larry Norman had a ministry to secular artists like Dylan, Clapton and McCartney. Some of his stuff was very good. He was ahead of his time. I would venture to guess there wouldn't be Jars of Clay if there hadn't been these three men as they were for-runners in what came to be known as "Christian Rock".


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I love Larry Norman's first few albums on Capitol Records...the production is great and they really hold up unlike many Christian albums of the day.  Some of his later stuff I don't like as much, but I still have a ton of it.  Stonehill is also very good.  Welcome to Paradise is a great album.

As for the 80's, some of this music is found more easily, but there are still plenty of "forgotten" artists out there.

Thanks for the post.

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So I have a fairly nice turntable hooked up to my home theater system, and have gotten the itch to start collecting records again.  I want your suggestions for singers and groups from the 70's and 80's in the Christian field... but also secular.  Basically I want "lost" or "forgotten" artists that would be a great, cheap find online or in a local thrift store.

Here's a couple I like:

Rick Cua (rock)
Daniel Amos rock, but also 80's new wave).

Others?



Interesting idea. Here are a few more forgotten 70's Christian artists you might want to look in to:

Parable
Mustard Seed Faith
Sweet Comfort
Darrell Mansfield
John Fischer
Honeytree
Love Song
Barry McGuire
Jamie Owens Collins
Chuck Girard
Paul Clark

Let me know if you actually find any of their stuff. A lot of my stuff didn't survive the years. I still have some 2nd Chapter of Acts LP's I bought new. The most interesting thing I have is a 1979 "Best of Maranatha" compilation with Daniel Amos and some others, and the vinyl record is a beautiful transluscent blue!



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So I have a fairly nice turntable hooked up to my home theater system, and have gotten the itch to start collecting records again.  I want your suggestions for singers and groups from the 70's and 80's in the Christian field... but also secular.  Basically I want "lost" or "forgotten" artists that would be a great, cheap find online or in a local thrift store.

Here's a couple I like:

Rick Cua (rock)
Daniel Amos rock, but also 80's new wave).

Others?



Interesting idea. Here are a few more forgotten 70's Christian artists you might want to look in to:

Parable
Mustard Seed Faith
Sweet Comfort
Darrell Mansfield
John Fischer
Honeytree
Love Song
Barry McGuire
Jamie Owens Collins
Chuck Girard
Paul Clark

Let me know if you actually find any of their stuff. A lot of my stuff didn't survive the years. I still have some 2nd Chapter of Acts LP's I bought new. The most interesting thing I have is a 1979 "Best of Maranatha" compilation with Daniel Amos and some others, and the vinyl record is a beautiful transluscent blue!




I'll see what I can find of these.  I remember my mom had some of that old Maranatha stuff... on 8-track tape.
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Several of those you mentioned have lp's on ebay fairly cheap.  Some are pricey, but most aren't.  Could be a real treasure trove of stuff.
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I'll see what I can find of these.  I remember my mom had some of that old Maranatha stuff... on 8-track tape.

Ahhhhhh the memories.... 8-track tapes, phones with cords, TV with 3 channels, and Pac Man. Life was so simple.


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Now the big question is...was there Disco style Christian songs?

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Now the big question is...was there Disco style Christian songs?



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wow, i feel so young.
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wow, i feel so young.


That is because you ARE young.  PUNK!!   LOL

P.S.- Love Keith Green.

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Well yes, of course Newsboy's Love, Liberty, Disco.

Silly me.


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