Saturday, August 1, 2015

Jeannie Bradway, the Christian Cowgirl

I was going to post this record in July, when the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo was going on--but I forgot.  However, since there's a rodeo going on in Colorado practically every weekend, from now through September, I figure I'm still good to go on this little gem.

In the mid to late 1950s, little Jeannie Bradway performed with her parents, Bill and Jean, as the Harvest Time Trio.  Yes, we are talking about the same Bill and Jean Bradway, "King and Queen of the Silver Strings," who would go on to record the fantastic Gospel Hawaiianaires LP (1965).

Bill and Jean were channeling Les Paul and Mary Ford, when they added little Jeannie to the act. Around this time the couple started up the Rapture Talent Center record label, out of Denver.

Rapture Talent Center discography (label numbers noted):
1/2 - Darkest Before the Dawn / Behold the Man
3/4 - Walk with Me Lord / This Man
5/6 - ??
7/8 -  Christian Cowgirl / March Medley

1 comment:

  1. I am sooo happy to find this website! When I was a little girl, around 9 yrs old, I attended a service at an Assembly of God church in El Paso, TX. The Bradways were special guests and played and sang a number of songs. My father was a minister in the Spanish Assembly of God churches and sang and played the guitar, but I had never heard a steel guitar. I loved it! For me, however, the highlight of the evening was hearing little Jeannie sing Christian Cowgirl. My dad bought the record and I played it over and over. I practically wore it out! I learned to play the song on the piano and sang it in our own church. Even now as an adult, when I run into old friends, they remind me of when they heard me sing Christian Cowgirl. Just today I found that record in a random album cover and was so excited to hear the song again! I didn't remember the family's name, so finding the record gave me enough information to find this page. Yay!

    By the way, my Dad's family all lived in Pueblo, CO and we visited them twice a year. I have many fond memories of time spent in Pueblo. I still have a lot of cousins there. After leaving El Paso, my dad pastored three different churches in Denver until he retired in 2010. ~Sylvia McGuire in Sandy, UT