For Him (Ark  601)  1970?



12-string jangly folk/pop never sounded better than on Tim Oertel and Dale Erkel’s delightful lp. Would seem to owe a bit to duos like Chad & Jeremy or the Everly Brothers (particularly the vocal harmonies of the latter). One of those go-go organs even makes a brief appearance on ‘Jesus Wants You On His Side’. More often the style is updated to 1969. ‘Then I Took Up His Cross’ is a good example – an acoustic rural kind of sound with some fine dual guitar extending out to seven minutes. ‘He’s Life’ and ‘Everlasting Fire’ have a touch of that hippie country mentality that the Grateful Dead made popular. Same label as Joe Taylor’s Spirit Light. In fact Joe designed the cool cover.   (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.


Song #Song TitleTime
1-1For Him2:23
1-2Jesus Wants You On His Side3:25
1-3It Can Happen To You2:34
1-4Then I Took Up The Cross6:52
1-5He’ll Give You Life1:50
2-1He’s Life2:36
2-2You Say You’re A Christian1:25
2-3Don’t Turn Your Heart Away From Jesus3:05
2-4Everlasting Fire2:55
2-5Give Your Life To Him2:35