Keep The Rumor Going (Avant Garde AV-106) 1966
After appearing on the Praise The Lord In Many Voices, Robert Edwin and his big expressive Frankie Lane baritone got an album all his own. That voice does take a little getting used to but once over that hurdle you should come to appreciate this collection of lively folk tunes accompanied by an instrumental trio of guitar, upright bass, and drums for a full heavy sound. Several originals such as ‘Are You Running With Me Jesus’ and the title tune as well as passionately delivered covers of Phil Ochs, Gordon Lightfoot, and the Shaker hymn ‘Lord Of The Dance’. Some magnificent acoustic and classical guitar graces the ballads. Big thumping beat version of ‘Rich Man Spiritual’ and hip swinging bluesy interpretation of ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. Bet you can’t sit still through this one! (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Tracks: 01. Keep The Rumor Going 02. Judas And Mary 03. What's That I Hear 04. Peaceful Waters 05. Rich Man Spiritual 06. The 23rd Psalm 07. The Lord's Prayer 08. Petition 09. The Devil Wore A Crucifix 10. Are You Running With Me, Jesus 11. Lord Of The Dance 12. A Psalm Of Life Home