Ways To Get Through (Merlin MK37-167) 1973



Known more for being the mastermind behind the group St. Louis Jesuits, John Foley and fellow member John Kavanaugh have a crafted a beautiful double album of moody folk music unequaled in the Christian market.  While Foley’s other projects have been more praise-oriented, here the approach is not so much Jesus music (though the Savior’s name appears 2 or 3 times), but rather observations about life, people, and relationships written from a Christian perspective.  Most of the album is just an acoustic guitar and the two singers as on ‘Peas, Carrots, & Cabbages’, a 13-minute parable expanding on the lilies-of-the-field principles in Matthew 6.  A couple of the songs on the second disk get some heavy electric fuzz guitar.  Both gents share in the songwriting which leans toward the poetic – call it thinking-man’s folk.     (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).


This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.



01. Records, Piano And Guitar

02. It Is Good

03. Tastes Of Your Life

04. All Undone

05. You Are Far Away

06. Take My Ring

07. The Colors You Bring

08. Throw Me A Line

09. Let Me Not Say

10. Peas, Carrots And Cabbage

11. Save Them

12. The Promises Of Home

13. Clyde

14. Wind

15. Listen To The Angels

16. Lydia Moore

17. The Silo

18. Barbarie

19. Rainin’ Days

20. The Summer Will Rise

21. Evening Sunrise

22. How Can I Keep From Singing