Cursillo ’75 (no label 131137) 1975



These are all privately released records featuring the folk music of a Cursillo, a three day ecumenical Catholic retreat. Cursillo ’71 sounds more or less like a crowd of people gathered in an auditorium and is worthwhile only for the cool cover and to complete the set. With Cursillo ’75 arrived more individual and small group performances backed by guitar, banjo, bass, and drums for a mix of ’60s hootenany style and Catholic folk sounds. Lots and lots of cover songs like ‘Dem Bones’, ‘I knowWhere I’m Going’, ‘God Unlimited’, ‘Down By The Riverside’, ‘Put Your Hand In The Hand’, and on and on. Cursillo ’79 is similar in style while adding several original songs. ‘De Colores’ appears to be the theme song for these events as it’s the closing track on each album. From Saint Benedict Center in San Francisco. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition)




01. I Believe In Music

02. A Gift Of Song

03. Put Your Hand In The Hand & Oh Happy Day

04. Today

05. And I Love You So

06. This Little Light Of Mine & Standin In The Need Of Prayer

07. Where He Leads Me

08. Rhymes And Reasons

09. I Know Where I’m Going

10. Las Mananitas

11. God Unlimited

12. Down By The Riverside

13. I Shall Be Released

14. Dem Bones Gonna Rise Again

15. Kamtoya

16. In This Wide World

17. De Colores