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.

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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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Sunday, July 27, 2014

"I'm Troubled"

Rev. Branch, Omnichord and vocal.

Archival recording fragment, date unknown


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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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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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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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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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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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Sunday, May 25, 2014

"Bless Each Heart in Radioland"

Rev. Branch preaches love for "each heart in Radioland," with support from the voice of Sister Jean Branch and his own guitar accompaniment.

Archival recording, date unknown


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