Songs To Be Sung (RIS 2928) 1969?
With their suits, two guitars and string bass, these four young gents visually have the look of early folk groups like The Wedgwood. I expected to see titles like ‘Very Last Day’, ‘Sinner Man’, etc, but looking over the twenty selections here I only recognized one: ‘They’ll Know We Are Christians’. The rest were unknown to me, selected from a then-contemporary Mennonite songbook that featured titles like ‘All The World’s A Seeker’, ‘God Pity The People’, ‘Someone’s Gotta Die’, ‘He Got Me Out’, ‘Get Up, Man’, ‘Little Rain’ and ‘Breath Of Death’. Musically they play in a wholesome folk style, crisp and lively one moment, moody and solemn the next. It’s a sound not unlike some of the early FEL or World Library recordings, specifically Paul Quinlan’s acoustic trio, or the more obscure New Prophets. No booming bass voices, overpowering harmonies, or dragging traditional material that sometimes messes up projects like these. From Elkhart, Indiana. (Ken Scott – The Archivist).
A special thank you to David for providing the music. Thank you Donald for both sides of the label and the rear cover photos.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||The Lord Be Praised||0:55|
|1-3||All the World’s a Seeker||2:00|
|1-4||It Wonders Me||3:16|
|1-6||Come Unto Me||1:30|
|1-8||God Pity the People||1:37|
|1-10||They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love||1:46|
|2-1||The Bird and the Child||3:59|
|2-3||Once I Loved a Little Boy||2:27|
|2-4||What Really Did You Go Out to See||1:12|
|2-5||Three of Us||4:16|
|2-7||Someone’s Gotta Die||1:43|
|2-8||He Got Me Out||1:39|
|2-9||Get Up, Man||2:02|
|2-10||Breath of Death||1:24|
Members: Jim Krabill, Jerry Albrecht, Bob Graber, Timm Miller