The Supreme Jubilees It'll All Be Over on LP
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.
The Supreme Jubilees It'll All Be Over Track Listing:
1. It'll All Be Over
2. Do You Believe
3. Thank You Lord
4. I Am On The Lord's Side
5. You Don't Know
6. Standing In The Need Of Prayer
7. Got A Right
8. We'll Understand
9. Stop Today