Wayne Roland Brown (Focus FS 1022) 1978? Australia *

 

 

 

 

 

Brown, Wayne Roland

 

 

 

 

 

This long-haired New Zealand singer/songwriter has recorded several secular albums, but this is his first on a Christian label. That background brings a seasoned professionalism to this project as Brown dishes out a skillful rugged energetic mix of folk-rock, blues and jazz. Several songs feature Brown on acoustic guitar, assisted two others assist on bass and drums. Other selections have him playing electric guitar, mouth harp and piano, highlights being bluesy tracks like ‘I Told Jesus’ and ‘I Went Down To The River’. Nice drum solo and synthesizer accentuating the bustling folk-rock groove of ‘Revolution Song’. Melodic singer/songwriter sentiments surface on ‘Hallelujah Song’ and ‘23rd Psalm’. Also unique renderings of ‘This Little Light Of Mine’, ‘Were You There’ and ‘This Train’. He has a loose singing style that doesn’t always stick to the beat, accompanying it all with some good lively guitar licks. “After eight years of recording, this is my first album for the Glory of God. I hope it will touch those who know not the King — and edify those who do.” (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

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Wayne Roland Brown - Wayne (Bck).

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I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.

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Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Troubled Young Man
1-2This Little Light Of Mine
1-3So Many Sad Songs
1-4Revolution Song
1-5Were You There
2-1Hallelujah Song
2-2This Train
2-323rd. Psalm – I Told Jesus
2-4I Went Down To The River

 

 

 

 

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