Dennis The Christian (Elisha FM79062) 1979
Poised on the cover with acoustic guitar, big belt buckle and towering cowboy hat, Dennis stands ready to deliver more satisfying rural sounds. Brother Danny returns on mandolin and banjo, while others furnish steel guitar, bass, piano, ﬁddle and drums. Skips from country rock to acoustic ballads to pure country moods. ‘To Be Like John’, ‘The Greatest Miracle’, ‘Gospel Prison Band’, ‘Luke’ (a song about his son) and ‘Wally’s Song’ are the titles Dennis wrote. If it’s fast-pickin’ instrumentals that you like, you’ve got three solid entries here: ‘William Tell Overture’, ‘The Hallelujah Chorus’ and his apparent favorite ‘Malaguena’ (the closing selection on all three of these albums). Also covers of Kentucky Faith (‘Open Your Eyes’) and Gerry Limpic (‘Come To The River’). He went on to do some albums in the ‘80s, including Rebel To The Wrong on the Light label. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott). (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet, but thank you Donals for the Song titles and the rear cover photo.
Tracks: Side 1 1. To Be Like Jesus 2. William Tell Overture 3. The Greatest Miracle 4. Gospel Prison band 5. Open Our Eyes 6. Come To The River Side 2 1. I Can Do All Things 2. The Hallelujah Chorus 3. Luke 4. Washed In The Blood 5. Wally’s Song 6. Malaguena Home