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    I'd Rather Be An Old-Time ChristianThe Kingsmen
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    Tears Will Never Stain The Streets of That CityThe Kingsmen
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    Thank You, Lord, For Your Blessings on MeThe Kingsmen
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        Not much is known about the early days of the King's Men quintet, an old-time Southern gospel act who are not to be confused with the Portland, OR-based garage band the Kingsmen (the band whose enduring "Louie, Louie" survives today as one of the all-time frat rock classics). The King's Men were founded as a quartet by Big Jim Hamill in 1955 and based in Ashland, NC. Two other members, Theodore J. Twiggs and Eugene R. Smith, were listed as songwriters on what turned out to be ... Read more

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