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Amazing Grace [message #824] Thu, 14 September 2006 20:11 Go to next message
timo
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Just got a soundtrack LP from movie "Ben Trying". The second side is mostly Richard, and it contains him preaching, chatting, and singing the beautiful "Amazing Grace" a few times. Looks like this album is very rare since it is not listed on any book and no fan seems to have heard of it before.
index.php?t=getfile&id=12&private=0


Timo

[Updated on: Sun, 17 September 2006 20:21]

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"Ben Trying" [message #829 is a reply to message #824] Mon, 18 September 2006 09:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
"Ben Trying" was published/released in 1985!
Jiggi
Re: "Ben Trying" [message #830 is a reply to message #829] Tue, 19 September 2006 00:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This movie starred Steve Marshall as Ben, who is confused about how to find God. It's filmed mostly in the Intensive Care Ward of Mercy Hospital in Los Angeles, where Ben is dying after being in a car accident. He is visited by his three sisters, all who have a different perspective on religion. Then he is visited by preacher Little Richard who sits at his bedside and preaches to him and sings "Amazing Grace". Filmed in late 1984 and shown in a couple of theatres in early 1985, it did not cause a stir. Ironically, it was shown just before Little Richard had his own disasterous auto accident in the autumn of 1985, and landed in hospital in L.A. for six months,something he never fully did recover from. This movie was made only months before Richard's appearance in the hit movie "Down and Out in Beverly Hills".
Paul.
Re: Amazing Grace [message #833 is a reply to message #824] Thu, 21 September 2006 14:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A remarkable discovery - congratulations!

The more we have of Richard's material the better.



Michael
Re: Amazing Grace [message #1401 is a reply to message #833] Sun, 09 December 2007 05:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Beau Z.
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It appears that this group of recordings of "Amazing Grace" by Little Richard are unofficial *recuts*.

Fans, look for Little Richard's "I'm Trampin'". It's actually a medley with "Amazing Grace", reportedly cut in New York City, in 1959!

Reminds me that the version of "Precious Lord" (aka "Take My Hand, Precious Lord") from the TV movie "Little Richard", is also a Richard Penniman *recut*.

Enjoy! Phil

[Updated on: Sun, 09 December 2007 05:55]

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Re: Amazing Grace [message #5683 is a reply to message #824] Wed, 28 March 2018 18:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Willem Moerdijk
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I just heard these three great versions of Amazing Grace on the CD "God's Beautiful City ".

I wonder: When and where were they recorded"? Does the cover contain any info? Like which record company released this LP?
Or details about the recording etc.?

Or better: Is it possible to make a readable scan of the cover and the label of the record? That would be great!
Re: Amazing Grace [message #5684 is a reply to message #5683] Thu, 29 March 2018 18:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timo
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As Paul said, the movie was filmed late 1984, probably October. Joe Lutcher plays the flute. Not many copies of the album was ever made. The cameraman has quite a famous name.

index.php?t=getfile&id=404&private=0


Timo
Re: Amazing Grace [message #5685 is a reply to message #5684] Wed, 04 April 2018 09:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow, never even heard a peep about this one. Being rare, is it collectible?
Re: Amazing Grace [message #5686 is a reply to message #5685] Thu, 05 April 2018 10:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Only for die hard LR fans.

Timo
Re: Amazing Grace [message #5707 is a reply to message #5686] Tue, 31 December 2019 12:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Timo,

although it is long time ago is it possible to post a scan or images again, details like catalogue number, label etc. here in written words?
I could almost find nothing about.
The only links are:

http://www.presenttruthmag.org/archive/XIX/19-2.htm
or
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Ben%20Trying

That is not really satisfying. Nothing more to find in the www about it today?
Amazing...

Olaf

EDIT: Just after stop writing I found this:

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/littlerichard3

Amazing Grace available for download only


+ promotion link on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlRfOb7uZy0

with Richard singing in the background + visit at the end


Kind regards, Olaf

[Updated on: Tue, 31 December 2019 13:00]

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Re: Amazing Grace [message #5708 is a reply to message #5707] Wed, 01 January 2020 08:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timo
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In the LRN wiki is practically everything there is to write about it.

Timo
Re: Amazing Grace [message #5709 is a reply to message #5708] Sat, 11 January 2020 14:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ok Timo.
But main interest was to see images of the record / cover / label because they are not online any longer on this forum (empty image frames).

>>...although it is long time ago is it possible to post a scan or images again, details like catalogue number, label etc. here in written words?<<

Regards, Olaf


Kind regards, Olaf
Re: Amazing Grace [message #5710 is a reply to message #5709] Sat, 18 January 2020 21:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, the link in the first post of this thread shows me small pictures of the cover and back. Here's the front cover again, just larger Smile

Timo

[Updated on: Sat, 18 January 2020 21:02]

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Re: Amazing Grace [message #5711 is a reply to message #5710] Sat, 18 January 2020 21:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And here's the back cover.

Timo

[Updated on: Sun, 19 January 2020 07:31]

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Re: Amazing Grace [message #5717 is a reply to message #5711] Sat, 16 May 2020 17:33 Go to previous message
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Many thanks for the update, Timo!!

Kind regards, Olaf
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