First Things First (Jesus The Healer  JHS 7003)  1977

 

 

Longhaired rural rock dude with some good west-coast vibes and kind of a Neil Young-ish ‘Heart Of Gold’ flavor.  Robert himself plays guitar, drums, percussion, piano and Rhodes, while several other musicians fill in with additional instruments like bass, pedal steel, blues harp, more guitars, more percussion, etc.  Even though there are many folks involved, the album retains a nice unpolished feel.  Generally an acoustic rock impression, but also some more rugged electric tracks like ‘Check It Out’ and ‘The Blessings Song’.  Piano ballads such as ‘Like No Other Can’ and ‘Walking By Faith’ are sincere expressions that fit right in.  All twelve songs written by Robert.     (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.

 

Tracks:

01. Gladness

02. It’s Your Move

03. A Good Deal More

04. Check It Out

05. Any Old Stick

06. Don’t Blame God

07. Full Circle

08. Like No Other Can

09. The Blessings Song

10. Walking By Faith

11. I’m Coming Home

12. He Is Here He Is Worthy

 

 

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