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R.Rosie Rozell And The Searchers
Rosie Rozell And The Searchers (1963-1975)
The Soul Searchers hailed from Marietta, Georgia, beginning in 1963 on a part time basis. The group consisted of Glenn LeCroy, Mildred LeCroy, her sister Betty Hudson (later Betty Rozell), Pat Payton and John Payton. From 1963 through 1970, the group went by multiple names, which consisted of "The Soul Searchers, "The Searchers Quartet", and "The Searchers."
In early 1970's the Soul Searchers went full time and it was soon there after that Rosie Rozell joined the group after leaving the Statesmen Quartet. The group then changed their name to "Rosie Rozell and The Searchers." After Rosie Rozell joined the group Jack Toney, Woody Beatty, Gerald Williams, and Joel Duncan all sang with the Searchers. The Searchers disbanded in 1975 as Rosie Rozell had decided to return to the Statesmen Quartet.
Discography (Before Rosie Rozell)
1965 World Wide Presents The Soul Searchers (World Wide Records/WW-1041): The Lord Accepted Me; Greater Love Hath No Man; On That Judgement Day; Thank God I'm Reborn; Living By Faith; I Know He'll Keep A Walkin; Somebody Loves Me; I'll Never Be Lonely In Heaven; I Want To Get Closer; If You Drink This Water; Won't It Be Glory There; The Christian Way (Glenn LeCroy, Mildred LeCroy, Betty Hudson, Pat Payton, John Payton).
1966 Break Thru (World Wide Records/WW-1042):
1967 Sing For You (Songs Of Sharon Records/SLPS-1005):
1968 Sing Convention Style (Songs Of Sharon Records/SLPS-1007):
Discography (With Rosie Rozell)
1970 Sweet, Sweet Spirit (Songs Of Sharon Records/SLPS-1005): Jesus Loves Me; No One Ever Cared; Stay Near Me; Reunion In Heaven; Had It Not Been; Jesus, I Believe; Jesus Is Coming Soon; Sweet, Sweet Spirit; This Great Love Of Jesus; Marvelous Grace; The Lord Accepted Me (Rosie Rozell, Betty Rozell, Sandra Davenport, John Payton) (While Rosie Rozell is listed on the album cover, he does not sing on this recording. This album is the same as the 1967 Sing For You on Songs Of Sharon Records/SLPS-1005).
1970 Rosie Rozell And The Searchers (Victory Records/ZLP-787):