Ain’t Jesus Good (LPS-9007) 1973
The four men of The Simple Truth perform a fairly simple appealing brand of Jesus music, often with a twangy country flair. The vocals are kind of relaxed and easygoing, sometimes tending toward gospelly harmony, while string arrangements water down a couple songs. Usually there’s a pleasant sometimes jangly electric guitar angle as heard on ‘Time To Get It Together’, ‘I’ve Changed’ and ‘It’s Free’. Only here can you experience the country version of ‘Trust And Obey’ (well ok, John Fischer did it, too), along with a blue-grassy cover of ‘Front Seat Back Seat’. Highlight is ‘How Can I Love’, a wonderful little song that’s rife with phased guitars and lengthy melodic leads. Overall the album is an okay mellow easy country-rock affair with one special moment demanding your attention. Originally a custom pressing, later released on Creative Sound (CSS 1576) in a different cover. (Ken Scott – The Archivist).
Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Time To Get Together||2:43|
|1-2||Jesus Is For You||2:20|
|1-4||Trust And Obey||2:35|
|1-5||Ain't Jesus Good||3:30|
|2-1||Front Seat Back Seat||2:30|
|2-2||How Can I Love||3:53|
|2-5||There Is No Friend||2:55|
Members: Paul Land, Rick Passer, Dave Adams, Hal Waterhouse