Glide Memorial’s Bobby Kent (Olympia 6052N2) 1976

 

 

Bobby Kent - Glide (Fnt)

 

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).

 

Bobby Kent - Glide (Bck)

 

 

Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
01My Soul Is Satisfied4:44
02I Can’t Help But Serve The Lord4:23
03The Lord Is Blessing Me / Jesus Woke Me Up7:58
04Christian Automobile2:24
05Dr. Jesus5:47
06Come To The Fountain4:42
07Hallelujah, ‘Tis Done4:45
08Livin’ In The Last Days3:15
09Power In The Blood3:10

 

 

 

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