Friday, June 26, 2015

CD Release Celebration at the Heavenly Rainbow, July 26th!



Join Rev. Branch at the Heavenly Rainbow on Sunday, July 26th at 3:30 pm to celebrate the release of his full-length CD, I've Got Heaven on My Mind!

First copies of the CD will be available at the church on the day of the event, and out-of-towners can order CD copies here and digital downloads here.

This album has been a long time in coming, and it is most definitely worth the wait. All are welcome!

CD track listing:

1. I've Got Heaven on My Mind
2. Is It Well With Your Soul?
3. Harvest Home
4. Jesus (Lou Reed, composer)
5. Sending Up My Timber
6. Precious Lord, Take My Hand
7. The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow
8. Walk With Me
9. Rest
10. While the Blood Runs Warm
11. He Never Said a Mumblin' Word
12. I'll Go

Album recorded and mixed by Todd Burke. Produced by Wyatt Doyle and Mike McGonigal.

RSVP not necessary, but appreciated. Facebook users can RSVP here.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

"Mother Don't Worry About Me" (excerpt) - Ray Branch and His Guitar

Found on ebay: A vintage record dealer auctioning a copy of one of Rev. Branch's earliest recordings, "Mother Don't Worry About Me," recorded as "Ray Branch and His Guitar" on his own Branch Bros. Records.

The seller included a brief portion of the song and a photograph of the A-side label, and here it is.

If anyone out there has this record, Rev. Branch would very much appreciate a complete copy of both sides in any format.


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Click here to listen to a home recording of the same song, decades later.

© 2015 Rev. Raymond Branch, Wyatt Doyle; all rights reserved

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Thoughts & Reflections: "In the Plan"

Sunday saw only $4 in the Heavenly Rainbow collection basket, which almost immediately left in the hands of two needy people. Rev. Branch's response? Gratitude he was able to help at all. And a $4 Sunday offering doesn’t mean $4 is all the Church will spend helping people this week; it just means the rest will come out of his pocket.

Recorded from the Heavenly Rainbow Baptist Church, January 2015


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© 2015 Rev. Raymond Branch, Wyatt Doyle; all rights reserved

Sunday, July 27, 2014

"I'm Troubled"

Rev. Branch, Omnichord and vocal.

Archival recording fragment, date unknown


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© 2014 Rev. Raymond Branch, Wyatt Doyle; all rights reserved

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thoughts & Reflections: "In the Holy Land"

Rev. Branch recalls his visits to the Holy Land.

Recorded from the Heavenly Rainbow Baptist Church, June 2014


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© 2014 Rev. Raymond Branch, Wyatt Doyle; all rights reserved

Sunday, July 6, 2014

"Milky White Way"

Featuring Sister Jean Branch, vocal. Guitar and vocal, Rev. Raymond Branch.

Archival recording, date unknown


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© 2014 Rev. Raymond Branch, Wyatt Doyle; all rights reserved

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Thoughts & Reflections: "Didn't It Rain"

"We tell people the truth, and they think it's a lie."

Reverend Raymond Branch speaks on the Old Testament story of Noah and what it can teach us today.

Recorded at the Heavenly Rainbow Baptist Church, May 2014


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© 2014 Rev. Raymond Branch, Wyatt Doyle; all rights reserved

Sunday, June 8, 2014

"I'm Going to Tell It Wherever I Go"

Rev. Raymond Branch performs "I'm Going to Tell It Wherever I Go" in an undated recording for the Rainbow Gospel Hour.

Rev. Branch, Omnichord and vocal. Archival recording, date unknown


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© 2014 Rev. Raymond Branch, Wyatt Doyle; all rights reserved

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thoughts & Reflections: "Memorable Audition"

At the end of a session for his forthcoming LP, I've Got Heaven on My Mind, Rev. Branch recounted a memorable audition in South Central Los Angeles decades ago.

Recorded at the Heavenly Rainbow Baptist Church, April 2014


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© 2013, 2014 Rev. Raymond Branch, Wyatt Doyle; all rights reserved

Sunday, June 1, 2014

"You've Got to Take Time Out"

Rev. Raymond Branch performs "You've Got to Take Time Out" in an undated recording for the Rainbow Gospel Hour.

Rev. Branch, Omnichord and vocal. Archival recording, date unknown


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© 2014 Rev. Raymond Branch, Wyatt Doyle; all rights reserved