Truth, Lies, Magic and Faith (Verve V6-5077) 1970?






Interesting mainstream rock release that puts a pew—shaking blue-eyed soul twist to spiritual material like ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’, ‘Joshua’, ‘Wade In The Water’, ‘Chariot To Ninevah’, ‘Just A Closer Walk With Thee”, ‘Go Down Moses’, plus some originals. Big fat commercial sound packed with strings, horns and a black gospel choir. Fans of Larry Norman and People will recognize the cover of ‘We Need A Whole Lot More Of Jesus And A Lot Less Rock And Roll’. Monda later emerged as the infamous Daddy Dewdrop with the hit single ‘Chick A Boom’ – and we all know what a classic hymn of the faith that was.   (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).




Dick Monda - Truth (Bck)
















Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.




Song #Song TitleTime
1-2Rivers End3:59
1-3God Please Take My Life3:41
1-4Swing Low Sweet Charriot – Joshua5:01
1-5A Wandering Carpenter3:26
1-6 The Bible Salesman3:16
2-1We Need A Whole Lot More Of Jesus And A Lot Less Rock and Roll3:15
2-2Wade In The Water3:18
2-3Chariot To Nineveh3:54
2-4 Just A Closer Walk With Thee3:16
2-5Go Down Moses4:47
2-6Glory Glory Hallelujah4:27