He’s Getting To You (Maranatha M3149) 1974?
The Mississippi duo of Don & Dennis deserve a slot right next to Tim & Dale and Tom & Dan with whom they share a similar high-quality jangly folk-pop-rock style. Even some glimmers of English duos like Chad & Jeremy or Malcolm & Alwyn. Being a custom recording He’s Getting To You is going to be a lot tougher to find (if they had listed their last names anywhere here I’d have tried to track them down), but should you happen upon a copy you’re in for quite a treat as this is a truly precious undertaking. Although pictured on the cover in concert with just a pair of acoustic guitars, this studio production includes a bass-and-drums rhythm section plus regular use of electric guitar, including some splendid lead work. A few songs are lovingly enhanced by home-made string arrangements. Most songs written by the twosome, plus interpretations of Love Song’s ‘Two Hands’ and ‘Love Song’, and an endearing cover of Bread’s ‘If’ (re-tooled with Christian lyrics). Most of the songs are gentle ballads like those of America or Bread, but with the plugged-in angle and percussion providing a definite edge. The more up-tempo ‘Ain’t It A Blessing’ is the stand-out track with its nod to jangly British Invasion ‘60s folk-rock/beat sounds. No date listed but given the song selection, hair styles and that hideous burgundy corduroy jacket I’d say early-to-mid ‘70s. (Ken Scott – Archivist).
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||They Call It Heaven||3:12|
|1-4||As Jesus Died||2:30|
|2-1||He’s Getting To You||2:07|
|2-2||Heaven Has Shown His Face||2:20|
|2-4||Ain’t It A Blessing||2:48|
|2-5||Moment Of Truth||2:48|