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Group Members

Tenor
Ralph Walker (1968-????)
Buck Buckles (????-????)

Lead
Jack Fowler (????-????)
Ronnie Combs (1970-????)

Baritone
Cliff Ansley (1962-????)
Tommy Fisher (????-????)

Bass
Windy Johnson (????-????)

Pianist
Mary Ellen Johnson (????-????)

Guitar
Donnie Register (????-????)

Bass Guitar
Jim Johnson (1969-????)

Drummer
Tommy Holloway (????-????)

Windy Johnson And The Messengers (1961-????)

Windy Johnson & The Messengers were led by Windy Johnson and his wife Mary Ellen Johnson who played piano for the quartet and was occasionally featured on vocals ("A Place Called Heaven"). The group was formed in 1961 and based in Jacksonville, Florida. Their nephew Jim Johnson Jr. began playing bass guitar for the group starting in 1969.

Discography


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1970 From The Hearts Of (Windy Records/WIN1007): Someday; Rainbow Of Love; When I Lift Up My Head; For God So Loved; One Day; I'll Have A New Life; The Joy Of Knowing Jesus; Farther Along; Lift Me Up Above The Shadows; Old Rugged Cross. (Windy Johnson, Mary Ellen Johnson, Donnie Register, Ralph Walker, Tommy Holloway, Ronnie Combs, Cliff Ansley, Jim Johnson).

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1970 When I Get Up To Heaven (Score III Productions/M101) It Is I; The Stranger Of Galilee; An Empty Mansion; I Am His And He Is Mine; Take My Hand Precious Lord; When I Get Up To Heaven; Come On Reapers; Battle Hymn Of The Republic; I'll Live In Glory; That's Enough. (Windy Johnson, Mary Ellen Johnson, Ralph Walker, Ronnie Combs, Cliff Ansley).

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1971 Death Will Not Hold Me Down (Windy Records/WIN1009): Death Will Not Hold Me Down; The King Is Coming; Happy Tracks; Will The Circle Be Unbroken; There's Just Something About That Name; I'm Telling The World About His Love; I Know; Dear Mom And Dad; I'll Fly Away; Sheltered In The Arms Of God; He Went As Far As It Took. (Windy Johnson, Mary Ellen Johnson, Ralph Walker, Ronnie Combs, Cliff Ansley, Donnie Register, Jim Johnson).

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1972 Country Boys Bound For That City (Score III Productions/M102): Country Boy; I'm Bound For That City; Eastern Gate; Jesus Is Coming Soon; Jesus Will Outshine Them All; I Fought A Good Fight; He Just Loves Me More And More; He Pilots My Ship; Plenty Of Time; Pass Me Not. (Windy Johnson, Mary Ellen Johnson, Donnie Register, Jim Johnson, Tommy Holloway, Buck Buckles, Ronnie Combs, Tommy Fisher).

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1973 Going Places (Windy Records/WIN1011): Joshua; He Is Mine And I Am His; I'll Tell It; He Touched Me; Swing Low; Heaven's Jubilee; Redemption Draweth Nigh; Oh What A Happy Day; He'll Hold To My Hand; Remember Me; When The Saints Go Marching In. (Windy Johnson, Mary Ellen Johnson, Ronnie Combs, Jim Johnson, Tommy Holloway, Ralph Walker, Cliff Ansley, Donnie Register).

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1973 Mama (Canaan Records/CAS-9737): Mama; Wonderful Country; Running My Last Mile Home; Peace In The Valley; He Set Me Free; Tell Mother I'll Be There; Thanks To Him; I Believe He Died For Me; On That Hallelujah Morning; There's Gonna Be Shouting And Singing; Reunion In Heaven; Let The Lower Lights Be Burning. (Windy Johnson, Mary Ellen Johnson, Ronnie Combs, Buck Buckles, Tommy Fisher, Donnie Register, Jim Johnson, Tommy Holloway).

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1974 When Jesus Comes In The Clouds (Canaan Records/CAS-9750): When Jesus Comes In The Clouds; At Calvary; Christ Is Coming; Walk With Me; Oh Lord Hasten That Day; A Place Called Heaven; When I Wake Up In Glory; Property In Heaven; When The Sun Of My Life Goes Down; He Gave Me Something Worth Living For; The Unseen Hand; When He Reached Down His Hand For Me. (Windy Johnson, Mary Ellen Johnson, Buck Buckles, Ronnie Combs, Tommy Fisher, Jim Johnson, Tommy Holloway).

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1975 With You In Mind (Canaan Records/CAS-9767): It'll Be Joy; When I Get Up To Heaven; House Of A King; You're All Invited To My Mansion; I Know A Man Who Can; I'm Getting Ready To Leave This World; With Me In Mind; Mama Taught Me How To Pray; I'll Never Be Lonely; I Know Who Holds Tomorrow; Hallelujah Square; Victory In Jesus. (Windy Johnson, Mary Ellen Johnson, Tommy Fisher, Ronnie Combs, Chuck Luney).

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???? When I Lift Up My Head (Custom Records/): When I Lift Up My Head; For God So Loved; I'm On My Way; Time Has Made A Change; Welcome Home; He Looked Beyond My Faults; Wonderful Saviour; Don't Take My Cross Away; Church Triumphant; Jesus My Everything; His Wonderful Love; When Morning Comes. (Windy Johnson; Shirley Johnson; Johnny Dunn; Larry Porter).

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???? Windy Johnson & The Messengers (Custom Records/WIN-1006): I'm His And He's Mine; A Beautiful Life; This Train (instrumental); Going Home; Medley (What A Day/How Beautiful Heaven Must Be/I've Got A Longing/I'll Meet You In The Morning); Daddy Sang Bass; Wonderful Saviour; When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder; Keep On The Firing Line; Stroll Over Heaven. (Ralph Walker; Jack Fowler; Cliff Ansley; Windy Johnson).

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???? In Times Like These (Victory Records/ZLP 792S): When The Sun Of My Life Goes Down; It Won't Be Long; The Old-Fashioned Meeting; In Times Like These; Surely Goodness And Mercy; My Home Sweet Home; That's Enough; Beyond The Blue Jesus Cares; The Night Before Easter; The Jericho Road; When The Saviour Reached Down For Me; He Looked Beyond My Faults. (Ralph Walker; Jack Fowler; Cliff Ansley; Windy Johnson).

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