The Supreme Jubilees - It'll All Be Over

It'll All Be Over

Do You Believe

Thank You Lord

Format LP
Label Kingston Sounds
Catalogue Number KSLP 072
Year 2018
Genre Reggae, Roots

The Supreme Jubilees

It'll All Be Over (LP / 2018)

Kingston Sounds (KSLP 072)

If God had a disco, the DJ would be playing California gospel-soul group The Supreme Jubilees. A band of brothers and cousins, the group released their first–and, prophetically, only–album, It’ll All Be Over in 1980 on their own S&K label. It’ll All Be Over pinpoints a fatalistic mood exemplified by the title. Its lyrics draw from the Old Testament, its sound from the church by way of the disco. It is, as Jessica Hundley observes in the brand new liner notes, “both apocalyptic and seductive.” 

After the LP was pressed, the group took their music on tour, first in California, where they played with acts including the Gospel Keynotes, The Jackson Southernaires, and the Mighty Clouds of Joy, and then on an ill-fated trip to Texas. A follow-up album was planned for 1981, but it never materialized; having slept sometimes a dozen to a room in Texas, the men in the band were reluctant to leave jobs, wives, and kids for the hardship of the road. 

The group simply fizzled out, even if the friendships and family ties never did. A copy of the album sold to a fan on that Texan tour made its way to a San Antonio record store where it was discovered nearly three decades later by collector David Haffner (Friends of Sound). He managed to track down the family at a Fourth Of July bbq in Fresno in 2004, and he eventually introduced the group to Light In The Attic. This marks the first LP reissue, fully restored and remastered.

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Tracks

A1 It'll All Be Over
A2 Do You Believe
A3 Thank You Lord
A4 I Am On The Lord's Side
B1 You Don't Know
B2 Standing In The Need Of Prayer
B3 Got A Right
B4 We'll Understand
B5 Stop Today