Hallelujah Jesus Is Lord (GIA M/S-130) 1969

 

 

Keyhole was part of a coffeehouse ministry in Houston Texas called The Way In. Armed with guitars, bass, banjo, and tambourine, they’re just the kind of folk ensemble you’d expect to see heading up a youth worship service (which is probably exactly what they did at Houston’s Church Of The Redeemer). The music is certainly straightforward, often sung in unison and devoid of instrumental solos – a format that would probably be pretty bland were it not for their proficient playing, nice voices, and good harmonization, all of which make you want to join in. They do renditions of songs by Ray Repp, Peter Scholtes, Carey Landry, Paul Quinlan, some spirituals, but mostly their own compositions. Room In The In is somewhat different from the others. Described as “Christmas Folk Art music”, it is a deeply moody and solemn work with greater emphasis on composer and lead singer Mimi Armstrong’s somewhat operatic voice. By the time of Sweet Jesus they had matured considerably. The group eventually evolved into The Fisherfolk. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Hallelujah! Jesus Is Lord 2:44
1-2By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them 4:09
1-3Go Down Moses 3:35
1-4The Song Of Moses 3:46
1-5Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho 2:25
1-6Come Go With Me To That Land 2:52
2-1I'm Gonna Sing 2:30
2-2Come Follow Me 2:37
2-3Jesus Is Soon Coming 2:30
2-4Planted Wheat 2:25
2-5The Canticle Of The Gift 4:14
2-6Foot Washing Song 3:28
2-7Let Us Break Bread Together On Our Knees 2:01

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