The Blind Slye Twins – “It’s Me Again Lord”

The Sleeve:
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The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
Singing plays a big part in Evangelism – in attracting people – in setting the mood and pace of every Service – In preparing men`s hearts to a decision of Christ – in stirring people to climb to new heights of service. Judy and Barbara Slye literally fill a church with music and song.
 They travel with Mom and Dad, “The Slye Evangelistic Party.” They also appear in many Gospel Concerts. The girls have a natural – yet God-given talent that has been a very special blessing to many hearts/
 It is out sincere wish that you will receive a strong spiritual blessing as you listen to the dedicated girls sing for the Glory of God.

Personal Review:
The Blind Syle twins was one of my first Gospel records, and is one of my most favorite albums in my collection. It’s also titled after one of my favorite Gospel songs.
So, the album opens with one of my favorite Gospel songs, “It’s Me Again Lord” – and let me say, this is true Southern Gospel, wonderful female voices, amazing steel guitar and the Goss Brothers on backing vocals, what else can a boy ask for? The next track is “The Price He Paid” – which is a song about God’s plan for Jesus, and all the events that followed (Manger > Calvary > Crucifixion) it’s a pretty good track, I honestly love the Slye twins. They’re really talented, and Judy ain’t so bad looking either. Next up is “When I Pray” which opens with the Goss Brothers, then the Slye twins. It’s a really good song, I do feel the Slye twins are one of the few groups of singing sisters who I actually find good. “God is Everywhere” comes next, it’s not a bad song, but comparatively to the other tracks I’ve heard so far, it’s kind of slow. But it’s still a pretty alright track! The A-Side ends with the track “The Shepherd and I” which is a good song to end the A-Side with, once more, the Slye twins are pretty amazing, and I don’t think there is much others like them.

The B-Side opens with the track “The Wrong Side of Me” – which the sister that is doing this solo, I’d like to think it’s Judy, has an amazing voice all on her own. Then the Goss brothers and Barbara join in, and it becomes a whole new amazing song, and it’s all perfect. Next up comes “How Can I Forget the Day” – which is another beautiful song by the Slye twins, the whole song is done so beautifully, and the Slye twins really prove their talent when they hit the chorus of the song. “Brother Have You Heard About Jesus” comes up next, which is kind of a track about Jesus guiding the sisters in doing good, and them telling others about Jesus. It’s a bit cheesy, with that pop sound, which is very, very different for it’s time. They deliver it nicely though! “I Found the Way” comes up next, which opens with a neat guitar session, Then comes another favorite Gospel track of mine, “I Wouldn’t Trade” (which Richard Miller also does.) and it’s amazing, the Slye twins sing beautifully and deliver an amazing performance on this album! The final track has some nice organ music, then the Slye twins join in to sing “How Long Has it Been?” – and it’s a pretty good way to end the album.

From what I can find on the internet, the Slye twins still preform to this day. Their father, David Slye passed away in 2005.

Interesting Facts:
None.

Track Listing:
A1 – It’s Me Again Lord
A2 – The Price He Paid
A3 – When I Pray
A4 – God is Everywhere
A5 – The Shepherd and I

B1 – The Wrong Side of Me
B2 – How Can I Forget the Day
B3 – Brother Have You Heard about Jesus
B4 – I Found the Way
B5 – I Wouldn’t Trade
B6 – How Long Has it Been?

Label:
Hymntone Records

Catalog Number:
HPS 7498

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Recorded at Baldwin Sound Productions, INC.
Musicians & Vocal Background – Goss Brothers
Steel Guitar – Ted Solesky

Other Albums I Own by The Blind Slye Twins:
No One Ever Cares for Me Like Jesus

Released:
196?

3 Comments

  • Van Jealous says:

    Always enjoyed their albums. There uncle, Junior, was my barber for many years in Laurel, Md. I used to see their LP covers on display on the shelves near the bottles of Vitalis and Brylcream tubes. It wasn’t until years later that I re-discovered them while working in a record store. I think I still own at least two of their lps (including this one).

    Van

    P.S. The British Anarcho/Punk Group, Chumbawamba sampled the Slye’s music on a couple of their LPs.

  • Tate says:

    Awesome story! Which LP’s do you own? I only know of “It’s Me Again Lord” and “No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus”.
    Also, interesting about Chumbawamba, do you know which songs they sample on?

  • Shannon Hinds says:

    Barbara and Judy are still singing in church. After their fathers passing, they moved to Winchester with their sister and actively sing at their brothers (Rev. Karl Syle) church, Greatest Freemdom Ministries in Harrisonburg, Va. Growing up in the family church ( I am a cousin), I have always been moved by the voices and sincere and faithful praising to these loving and faithful women.

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