Happy And Alive (Freedom Light  NS-2038)  1972?

Johnson, Mike & Karen - Happy And Alive


Another choice entry from Mike’s post-Exkursions, pre-ccm era with wife Karen adding lovely vocals. Has the same mix of jazzy electric frills, folkrocking, acoustic tunes, and subterranean rock that characterized Lord Doctor and Velvet Prince. ‘City!’ is fast and loud loud loud! A couple weird ones: the lazy buzzed-hippie hand-clapping title track and ‘I’m High’ performed live with just guitar and slurred vocals that make it sound like he really was high (though it’s actually an anti-drug song with references to getting “high on Jesus”).       (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).


Mike & Karen - Happy (Bck)



This one was on the Heavenly Grooves blog.



01. Happy And Alive

02. The Power To Be Free

03. Special To Me

04. City

05. You Can Go Your Own Way

06. Hosea

07. I’m High

08. Two Becoming One

09. Rest For A Moment

10. Amazing Grace