Brothers with Marj Snyder (Discovery 5001) 1972
The “brothers” here are Rick Riso and Tony Sbrana, joined by folk singer Marj Snyder who contributed several fine solo albums in the ‘70s. This project is rockier than those efforts, though the styles here are quite varied. Side one is a “rock musical” about Old Testament characters. Their stories are told in “hip” language with a heavy dose of humor. Noah hopes his wife remembered seasick pills, Jonah sets out to have a “whale” of a time, and the serpent suggests to Eve that she needs some meat on her bones. Even includes a risqué ‘Shaving Cream’-ism (you know, where they almost say the rhyming naughty word). Styles include folk, acoustic, rock, blues (Job’s song of course), and jazz. Vocals are well-harmonized, kinda lazy, kicked back, cool. Colorful gatefold cover. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
This one was on the Heavenly Grooves Site.
01. Adam And Eve
03. The Right Way
05. Abraham And Sarah
06. The Message Of The Lord
09. Living Used To Be My Sin
10. Lucky Louie
11. Maybe If We Tried A Little Love
12. Ripe Old Age
13. Born To Die