The Amplified Version

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This early Jesus movement band is remembered for its album Whatcha Gonna Do? which revealed their indebtedness to producer Gary S.Paxton. Their sound was distinctive in its use of brass (seven horns), recalling such early-’70s outfits as Chicago or Blood, Sweat, and Tears. Two Paxton songs received a lot of attention: "Jesus Is My Lawyer in Heaven" and "Jesus Keeps Takin' Me Higher and Higher." These and the title song constitute the album's high-energy numbers. Another Paxton song, "The Gadget Man," is noteworthy for its complex and original structure. (keyboard), Bruce Hibbard (vocals,guitar), Jorge Marsal (percussion), and Shirley [Monroe] Marsal (vocals) were also members of the group at some point.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music by Mark Allan Powell
Hendrickson Publishers
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NW-1005 The Amplified Version - So Free album art The Amplified Version So Free(LP, Album) New World Recordings NW-1005 US 1974 Sell This Version
The Amplified Version - Whatcha Gonna Do? album art Amplified Version* Whatcha Gonna Do? (Album) NewPax US 1976 Sell This Version
R-7809 The Amplified Version - Alive album art The Amplified Version Alive(LP, Album) Chrism R-7809 US 1979 Sell This Version
The Amplified Version - He's My Brother album art The Amplified Version He's My Brother (Album) Not On Label US Unknown Sell This Version
NW-1002, NW 1002 The Amplified Version - One In The Son album art Amplified Version* One In The Son(LP) New World Recordings, New World Recordings NW-1002, NW 1002 US Unknown Sell This Version

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