A Pilgrim Son (Oaksprings 700) 1977
Country, folk, rock, pop, lamentations, ragtime, bluegrass – Marcus Uzilevsky does it all on this commendable independent release. Rootsy at times in a Band/Dylan sort of way, with vocals halfway between Johnny Cash and John Ylvisaker. Marcus on guitar, typically joined by 6-7 other musicians on each track. Watch out for that growling electric guitar on the Johnny-B-Goode-ish ‘Holy Ghost Fire’. The swingin’ Dixieland number ‘I’m Born Again’ has a memorable line in “there’s Eldridge Cleaver and Chuck Colson, Jimmy Carter, too; they have found the new life, how about you?” Writes all his own stuff. Some of the other titles: ‘Blossom As The Rose’, ‘Come Back (Promise Of The Ages)’, ‘I Am Not Ashamed Of The Gospel’, ‘Bread Of Life’, ‘This Time (I’m Bound For Glory)’. A cohesive work, even with all the diverse styles. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).
Thank you Donald for the Folkways and Oaksprings covers.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Blossom as the Rose||3:07|
|1-5||I'm Born Again||3:00|
|1-6||I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel||2:53|
|2-1||A Pilgrim Son||2:18|
|2-2||Bread of Life||4:13|
|2-3||Holy Ghost Fire||2:37|
|2-5||One Day at a Time||3:06|
|2-6||I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel-Reprise||1:41|