A New Day Is Dawning (HH-2261/2) 1970?
Like Ed Kilboume and Bob Morley, Charles Geller is one of those chaps with an acoustic guitar who churned out a whole bunch of homemade records in the ‘70s. The tendency toward straightforward folk standards has made all these guys’ albums low priority for me. A New Day Is Dawning is mostly covers with a strong bent toward Peter, Paul & Mary, including versions of ‘If I Had My Way’, ‘500 Miles’, ‘Leaving On A Jet Plane’, ‘Day Is Done’, ‘Eve Of Destruction’ and ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’. Closes with ‘Charlestalk’ where Charles speaks about his testimony, basketball, communism, atheism, agnosticism, the movie Charly and Jesus while two guitars play gently in the background. Charles on acoustic guitar, plus another guy on backup guitar and bass guitar. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Brian for the track list and Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||If I Had My Way|
|1-3||Leaving On A Jet Plane|
|1-4||Pennsylvania Coal Miner|
|1-5||Blowin' In the Wind|
|2-2||Eve of Destruction|
|2-3||A Golden Vision|
|2-4||Day Is Done|
Charles Geller – vocals, guitar Bill Swick – backup guitar and bass guitar Home