SAV A Soul Records
Sav-A-Soul Records was a small North Carolina based black owned gospel record label, which released 45's and less lp's through the late 1970's/early 1980's. The label was owned by Bro Al Andres, a gospel singer based in North Carolina who recorded for Sav-A-Soul, Jewel records, Jamack Records and HSH Records (HSH and HSE Records were owned by Hot Sullivan, in Nashville); Al Andres recorded with The Mighty Golden Crown, The Lillington Community Concert Choir and also as a soloist. Al Andres is apparently the same singer as Al Anders that sang soul music for the Acclaim label out of Los Angeles in the late 1960's. Bro Andres was a gospel disc jockey with radio station WCKB in Dunn, North Carolina. Sav-A-Soul was originally based in Lillington, North Carolina, then moved to Dunn, finally moving to P.O. Box 32822 Charlotte, NC, 28232 . All songs and rights published under Al-Mike-Cherry Music BMI, An Al Andres Production, phone 892 9504. The label issued mostly local North Carolina groups and singers.
Most 45's and lp's were produced by Bro Al Andres; he wrote all songs on LP 124 and some of the songs on LP 125; he tended to write most of the songs on the 45's recorded by Sav-A-Soul as well, especially for the group The Mighty Golden Crown. The 45's are listed exactly as shown on their catalog numbers, I don't know why the 45's went from 01, 02, 03, 012 then onto 004 onwards.
By release 02 the label was based at 202 N. Clinton Ave, Dunn, N.C., phone 892 9504 (Distributed by Music Mart)
by release 012 the label was based at 608 E. Broad St, Dunn, N.C.
by release 005 the label had moved to P.O. Box 125 A, Lillington, NC
by release 006 there was no address listed
by release 007 the label then moved to P.O. Box 121 Lillington, N.C;
by 0018 the label was based at P.O. Box 361 Dunn, N.C.
by release 0020 the label was based from P.O. Box 32822 Charlotte, NC, 28232
by release 107 there was no address listed
The 45, 0019 was eventually leased out to Eternal Gold Ltd where it was reissued and distributed by A.I.R. Records in 1981.
01-: The Diamond Jubilees- Meet Me/ Too Close
02-: The Lillington Community Concert Choir- Testify/ He's Able
03-: Robert Fuller And The Southern Spirituals- Church Today/ My Last Song
012-: The Golden Stars of Magnolia, N.C.- Love Lifted Me
004-: The Devine Travelers- Serving God (Lead Cecil Harris)/ I've Heard So Much Of Jesus
005-: Bro. Al Andres and the Lillington Community Concert Choir- God Makes A Way/ Bro. Al Andres And The Lillington Community Concert Choir- My Everything (Lead- Christine Harrington)
006-: The Trumpeteers- Together We Stand/ He Right On Time
007-: The Quadralaires- Jesus Knows/ God Needs Workers
0012-: The Faithful Airs- God Will Answer Prayer/ How I Love Jesus
0014-: Bro. Al Andres And The Lillington Community Choir- I Can Testify/ Reach Out
0015-: The Spiritualaires of Pinehurst, NC - Hide Me/ He's Blessing Me
0017-: The Mighty Wonders- Born Again/ Going To See The King
0018-: The Pilgrim Of Joy- The Storm/ Wait On God
0019-: The Mighty Golden Crown- Pray For America/ Praise Him
0020-: The Gospel Landers Of Newport News, Va- Ain't No Doubt About It/ Tribute To Mother
107-: The Silvertones- Farther Alone/ Don't Wonder About Jesus
The Mighty Golden Crown- Pray For America (lp catalogue number unknown); this LP was re-issued with the same title, as Eternal Gold Ltd 10659, for a wider audience.
123-: Brother Al Andres And The Lillington Community Concert Choir- God Makes A Way
124-: The Mighty Golden Crown- Read The Word
125-: The Mighty Golden Crown- Jesus Is Always There