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Blind Teeth Victory Band

Rock
Houston, Texas, USA

Delbert Nave (Lead Vocals, Guitarist) was saved during college (1978). He started to play in coffee houses and missions. John Ware (Bass Player, Backing Vocals) and Delbert met in college and the two would go on to start BTVB. Blind Teeth Victory Band released their first 45 in 1981 with “Minister's Daughter” on one side and “Tell the World About Jesus” on the other. They began getting local airplay with 'Minister's Daughter' but the song was eventually pulled for it's controversial lyrics.

In 1983 Mark Kendall joined the band as drummer and BTVB released Trilogy (A Three Song EP). Once again in 1985 the guys released another 45 with “I Wanna Dance” and “Every time.”

Shortly after, BTVB released there first full fledge album Preston Moneaux (Pressed-In-Mono for anyone looking for the meaning!). PM had all the bands previous recordings plus a couple new efforts.

Jesse Carmona joined the band as Keyboardist/Synthesizer and in 1987 the 4 guys released Kill a Baby, Save a Dog. This album is often credited with being the first anti-abortion album ever made, but in truth only half the album (one-side) was anti-abortion songs. The remainder (other-side) was a mixture of other songs.

Shortly before leaving the band to pursue other efforts, Carmona and Nave released Give An Account. Though they did see some radio air play most of the of the lyrics and songs were outside the mainstream of their time. The music was of varied style, anything from rock and blues to pop and polka (and a lot in between!) Delbert believed in singing about issues, such as abortion, hypocrisy, drug use and watching people walk away from the faith. All of this was done in a very fun and loving way. The band had several albums and continued playing shows into the 1990's and also recording.

Delbert had planned a final album for a number of years but he passed away unexpectedly in 2014. Friends, family and band members pulled together to make that album a reality in The Blest Of (the title he had planned the release to have).

Discography

1981 Minister's Daughter / Tell The World About Jesus Victory Records
1983 Trilogy Victory Records
1985 I Wanna Dance / Every Time Victory Records
1985 Preston Moneaux Victory Records
1987 Kill a Baby, Save a Dog Victory Records
1989 Give an Account Victory Records
1990 Cheesecake in a Can Victory Records
2015 The Blest of

Minister's Daughter / Tell The World About Jesus

1981 Victory Records

Delbert Nave - Guitars, piano, vocals
John Ware - Bass, BGVs

  1. Minister's Daughter
  2. Tell The World About Jesus

Trilogy

1983 Victory Records

Delbert Nave - Guitars, piano, vocals
John Ware - Bass, BGVs
Mark Kendall - Drums, percussion

  1. I Don't Know Which Way I Can Turn (3:56)
  2. Will You Be There (4:20)
  3. Jesus Coming Again (6:03)

I Wanna Dance / Every Time

1985 Victory Records

Delbert Nave - Lead vocals, guitars
John Ware - Bass, BGVs
Mark Kendall - Drums, percussion

  1. I Wanna Dance
  2. Every Time

Preston Moneaux

1985 Victory Records

Delbert Nave - Lead vocals, guitars
John Ware - Bass, BGVs
Mark Kendall - Drums, percussion

  1. Preston Moneaux (version 5) (0:44)
  2. Minister's Daughter (3:04)
  3. Tell the World About Jesus (3:47)
  4. Preston Moneaux (version 4) (0:47)
  5. I Don't Know Which Way I Can Turn (3:07)
  6. Preston Moneaux (version 3) (0:45)
  7. Jesus Loves Me (0:45)
  8. Everytime (4:27)
  9. I Wanna Dance (4:46)
  10. Preston Moneaux (Version 2) (0:44)
  11. We All Love the Lord (2:37)

Kill a Baby - Save a Dog

1987 Victory Records

Delbert Nave - Lead vocals, guitars
John Ware - Bass, BGVs
Mark Kendall - Drums, percussion
Jesse Carmona - Keyboards, synthesizers

  1. Kill a Baby - Save a Dog (2:28)
  2. 4,000 Americans Died Today (3:23)
  3. You Don't Have to Keep Your Baby (3:25)
  4. Looking Out My Window (4:02)
  5. Peggy (3:27)
  6. Don't Let This World Fool You (5:38)
  7. Nation of the Portable Sun (5:01)
  8. Ravioli on Your Shirt (5:31)
  9. If You Are a Christian (4:17)
  10. The Greatness of His Love (4:38)
  11. Lay It on Him (4:22)

Give an Account

1989 Victory Records

Delbert Nave - Lead vocals, guitars
John Ware - Bass, BGVs
Mark Kendall - Drums, percussion
Jesse Carmona - Keyboards, synthesizers

  1. Give an Account (3:42)
  2. Your Rock and Roll Don't Matter (5:37)
  3. Your Classical Music Don't Matter (2:16)
  4. Don't You Know Your Body's Dying (1:58)
  5. Demon in My Record Jacket (2:14)
  6. Soldiers of the Cross (ver1) (3:21)
  7. Accepted (2:58)
  8. Beneath the Clouds (3:37)
  9. Soldiers of the Cross (ver2) (3:58)
  10. I Love Those New Christian Songs (2:14)
  11. Back to Jesus (4:40)
  12. Temporary Christian Music (4:00)

Cheesecake in a Can

1990 Independent

Delbert Nave - Lead vocals, guitars
John Ware - Bass, BGVs
David Hines - Drums

  1. Promeaux #389 (0:55)
  2. We All Luv The Lord! (Revamp Version) (2:39)
  3. Awn The Stahl Door (Take 3) (0:39)
  4. Preston Moneaux (Version #1) (Instr) (0:21)
  5. Awn The Stahl Door (Take 2) (1:13)
  6. I am He (1:06)
  7. Honk For The Bug At 4 p.m. (Instr) (1:05)
  8. Brown Shoes Don't Make It (0:45)
  9. Gorilla Fugue (1:08)
  10. Double-Oh Apostle, Secret Agent (Instr) (0:50)
  11. In The Brimey Of Shellgar (0:40)
  12. Taco Blues (1:43)
  13. Church We Go (1:56)
  14. He-Is Sonata Dube (Partial) (0:46)
  15. Milk The Cow (0:24)
  16. Dancing Free-Lance Librarian Interlude (Instr) (0:08)
  17. Band Director Blues (6:44)
  18. Promote Break-up (0:35)
  19. Beulah Found A Nation (Instr) (2:17)
  20. All My Friends Are Dead (Live Version) (3:54)
  21. Grilled Cheese (Instr) (1:35)
  22. Betty Blows Her Note (Instr) (0:11)
  23. Coolie Upbeat Restaurant (0:32)
  24. Rabisobis/Bakanoga (0:43)
  25. Promoe Pilgrim (1&2) (0:49)
  26. Wasn't That Exciting (0:39)
  27. Jesus Loves Me (Distorted Guitar) (3:50)
  28. Grilled Cheese (Vocal Version) (0:55)
  29. Promo: Pilgrim (#3) (0:33)
  30. Do My Music Lives? (1:08)
  31. Baby, You Know (1:03)
  32. Operating The Elevator Of Adversity (Instr) (0:10)
  33. Donna's In The Basement (Instr) (0:20)
  34. Do You Vash In Der Mornings (1:06)
  35. Baab Broak The Donkey (Instr) (0:46)
  36. Mary, Your Mother's Calling You (0:20)
  37. My Line Is In The Air (1:01)
  38. Beautiful Love Ballad Or Caught BetweenTwo Ears (Instr) (0:08)
  39. Vee Vould Be More (1:07)
  40. Satan The Deceiver Of The World (4:37)
  41. Cirius Talk (3:56)
  42. Rapture (Flying Version - 20,000 ft) (6:13)

The Blest of

2015 Independent

  1. Minister's Daughter (3:05)
  2. Tell the World About Jesus (3:48)
  3. I Don't Know Which Way I Can Turn (3:08)
  4. I Wanna Dance (4:47)
  5. Everytime (4:28)
  6. Jesus Loves Me (0:46)
  7. We All Love the Lord (2:39)
  8. 4000 Americans Died Today (3:23)
  9. Peggy (3:29)
  10. If You Are a Christian (4:19)
  11. Your Rock & Roll Don't Matter (5:39)
  12. Demon in My Record Jacket (2:16)
  13. I Love Those New Christian Songs (2:16)
  14. Promeaux #389 (0:58)
  15. Taco Blues (1:41)
  16. Milk the Cow (0:25)
  17. Cirius Talk (3:51)
  18. I Will Praise (4:52)
  19. Gold Records (4:08)
  20. I Have Learned (3:20)
  21. 4000 Americans Died Today (live) (3:49)
  22. Jesus Coming Again (live) (8:15)
  23. Hallelujah (You Are Holy) [demo] (2:36)