I Have A Friend (Favour KM 1728) 1977






Superbly done electric folk-rock private press from five-person male/female band, similar and of equal quality to Dove, Phoenix Sonshine and The Way. Skips from jangly 12-string Jesus music (the title song, ‘Jesus Is My Hope’) to moody rural acoustic rock (‘He Might Come To Night’, ‘Forgiven’) to breezy upbeat tunes with nimble jazz-influenced electric guitar leads (‘Praise Him’, ‘All That Money’, ‘Love Ya Jesus’) to country rock (‘Empty Shell’). Would have been a perfect release for the early Myrrh or Maranatha labels. Features ten original songs. Sharp water-color cover art of palm tree and open treasure chest bordered by an ancient map. (The Archivist by Ken Scott).











Song #Song TitleTime
1-1I Have A Friend
1-2Praise Him
1-3Empty Shell
1-4He Might Come Tonight
1-5Glory To Jesus
2-1All That Money
2-3Jesus is My Hope
2-4Love Ya Jesus
2-5There is a Love



Members: Teresa Smith, John Patka, Doug Martin, Ray Ritter, Matt Smith
A special thank you to David for providing the music.