Hey Jesus Christ Welcome to this World (Wright  3372)  1971

 

 

Here’s one of those fascinating only-in-America products of low budgets and high hopes – a local congregation’s rock oratorio on the birth of Christ, hereby presented in all its cheesy inept garage band glory. A cast of Joseph, Mary, the innkeeper, shepherds and two women sing through titles like ‘Goin’ To Bethlehem’, ‘No Room For You’, ‘Could I Be Wrong’, ‘The Lady Had A Baby’, ‘You’ll Hear ‘Bout My Babe’, ‘Fear I Feel’, and ‘Welcome Jesus’, while a basic rock band stumbles along. The crude electric guitar is the main draw here – several nice solos including some with rough psychy wah-wah effects. Piano, bass and drums fill out the sound which sometimes has a jazz or blues rock edge. The Joseph character’s voice is so clashingly over-dramatic it’s comical! Lyric booklet included. Written by D. LeMieux and Jeanne Peters. Countryside Unitarian Fellowship on Chicago-based custom label.    (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

One in remembrance of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, to Him all glory and honour, and in memory of the blog Heavenly Grooves.

Thank you Donald for the song titles.

 

 

Tracks:

Track NumberSong TitleTime
1-1Narration
1-2Goin’ To Bethlehem
1-3No Room For You
1-4Could I Be Wrong
2-1The Lady Had A Baby
2-2You’ll Hear ’bout My Babe
2-3Fear I Feel
2-4Welcome Jesus

 

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