Sunny Side Of The Street (Island ILPS 9332) 1975 UK *
First-rate album of bluesy rock from British singer and songwriter known for his slide-bottleneck guitar work. This album and his next two were issued on mainstream labels with quality production and arrangements that make for a professionalism not often seen in Christian rock. Sunny Side Of The Street as I understand it is his ﬁrst lp as a believer and it’s the grittiest of the bunch. Strong ‘70s Eric Clapton impressions throughout, coupled with a few folky rural moods courtesy of mandolin, banjo and ﬁddle, Female backing vocals in spots, sometimes with light gospel inﬂuences. Bluesy cover of the title song. Haworth originals include ‘Good Job’, ‘Pick Me Up’, ‘Dance’, ‘Peace Of Mind’, ‘Give All You’ve Got To Me’, ‘Heaven Knows’ and ‘Thank The Lord”. Good jammin’ on “Used”. Never ﬂashy despite his obvious instrumental talents. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Pick Me Up||3:26|
|1-5||Peace Of Mind||2:59|
|2-1||Give All You Got To Me||5:04|
|2-3||Sunny Side Of The Street||2:34|
|2-5||Thank The Lord||4:49|