Jesus Loves You (Hosanna HOS 70775) 1975
Like the Destiny label’s Gospel Ship compilations, this is a various artists lp of studio cuts unavailable elsewhere. Several of the songs follow a pastoral folk-rock style, the stand-out for me being Dave White’s ‘Take It To The Highlands’ and ‘Take His Hand’, the latter with layers of synthesizer and an intriguing world-music percussion solo and fade-out. Some might recognize the folk duo Gospel Seed who contribute two excellent songs pre-dating their Myrrh lp (‘By Our Love’ and the Seals & Crofts-ish ‘Lines’). Mark Boddeker’s ‘We Are His’ and ‘Cool Breeze’ have pleasant rural edges with piano backing, while Cy Holmes sole cut ‘Glory, Hallelujah!’ cruises along to a relaxed groove complete with ﬁddle solo. Cris Geisman’s ‘Born Again’ should please those who admire Carole King’s pop-rock stylings. Also two ﬁne songs featuring the smooth female harmonies of Morning Glory (‘Til We See Christ’ and ‘He’s All You Need’). Produced by Dennis Ryder who’s also one of the accompanying guitarists and keyboardists. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Do You Know|
|1-4||Give Your Heart To Jesus|
|1-6||Walking Down The Highway|
|2-3||Jesus In The Morning|
|2-4||Just God And Me|