Glide Memorial’s Bobby Kent (Olympia 6052N2) 1976
Two parts black gospel, one part rock ‘n’ roll and one part blues. That’s how I’d describe the high-energy music of this mega-hairy Leon Russell-looking piano man. The cat’s definitely got soul – and he and his fellow hippie freaks proceed to pour it on with confidence, Mad Dogs And Englishmen style. Zowie, this baby moves! The piano, organ, bass and electric guitar are all hot, as are the vocals (both Bobby’s lead and the backing ensemble) as they churn through both fast and slow titles like ‘My Soul Is Satisfied’, ‘I Can’t Help But Serve The Lord’, ‘The Lord Is Blessin’ Me/Jesus Wake Me Up’, ‘Christian Automobile’, ‘Dr, Jesus’, ‘Livin’ In The Last Days’ and ‘Power In The Blood’. I think I lost five pounds just sittin’ here listening to the thing. Fascinating b&w cover art of Bobby playing in front of a stained-glass image of Christ, with some dragon-like creature grasping a tambourine. Just who was this guy? (Ken Scott – Archivist).
Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|01||My Soul Is Satisfied||4:44|
|02||I Can’t Help But Serve The Lord||4:23|
|03||The Lord Is Blessing Me / Jesus Woke Me Up||7:58|
|06||Come To The Fountain||4:42|
|07||Hallelujah, ‘Tis Done||4:45|
|08||Livin’ In The Last Days||3:15|
|09||Power In The Blood||3:10|