He’s Everything To Me (Word WST-8411-LP) 1968?
With his butch haircut and button-down sweater, Ray looks very much the ‘60s frat boy on this his ﬁrst Christian lp. I find the album surprisingly entertaining, gentle folk/pop melodies shufﬂing along to a light bossa nova beat. Simple production measures highlighting acoustic and classical guitar, backed by crisp percussion, embellished here and there with ﬂute, piano and soft-n-easy trumpet. Includes seven of Ray’s own songs, plus a few Kurt Kaiser and Ralph Carmichael standards. The latter’s ‘All My Life’ takes on a cool loungy cocktail vibe, enhanced by deep breathy bass ﬂute. And check out that groovy organ on ‘The Man’. Shares common ground with the earliest Gene Cotton and John Fischer records. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Thank you Donald for the improved front cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Turn It Over To Jesus||2:16|
|1-2||It's Jesus Coming For Me||2:22|
|1-4||Be Kind Tryin'||2:17|
|1-5||What This World Needs||2:40|
|1-6||All My Life||2:45|
|2-1||He's Everything To Me||2:38|
|2-2||Get To Doin'.||2:09|
|2-5||Good News, Children Of God Never Die!||2:44|
|2-6||If I Live, Well Praise The Lord||2:30|