Gabriel (Herald LPS 7503) 1975?
Gabriel is one of those co-ed outﬁts with one foot in the bluegrass world and the other in the Jesus music scene. That puts Gabriel on common ground with acts like Zion Mountain Folk, Brushwood Laurel and The Fish House Fellowship Band. A hearty mix of banjo, guitars and mandolin herein renders standards like ‘Rocky Top’, ‘Let’s All Go Down To The River’, ‘Fox On The Run’, the Arlo Guthrie instrumental ‘Washington County’, plus a couple Brush Arbor songs (‘Brush Arbor Meeting’, ‘God’ll Do The Changin’). Slows down for acoustic covers of Larry Norrnan’s ‘The Outlaw’ and Love Song’s ‘Two Hands’. The bluegrass instruments take a breather for a piano-backed version of Love Song’s ‘The Wind Was Low’. Wholesome cordial sounds from a talented group. Custom lp from Baton Rouge, Louisiana (not the better known Herald label). (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Let’s All Go Down To The River||2:07|
|1-3||Fox On The Run||2:26|
|1-5||The Wind Was Low||3:26|
|2-1||Brush Arbor Meeting||2:30|
|2-2||God’ll Do The Changin’||2:29|
|2-5||Baptism Of Jesse Taylor||3:02|