Bob (Galilee GA 2002) 1978 Australia *
On this obscure Australian release, singer, songwriter and guitarist Bob Wolfgramm offers up a rewarding soulful blend of rock, pop and folk without any of the ﬂuff angle that’s often inherent in ccm. Styles include hard funky swamp rock (‘Thomas’ Song’), soulful sax pop-rock (‘Man’s A Tree’), acoustic blues (‘Good Samaritans’), gentle piano/ﬂute ballad (‘Emmaus’) and ﬁddle-backed country moods (‘Born To Die’). A number of musicians and instruments involved, including lots of fervent Keith Green-ish piano courtesy of arranger Charlie Hull. Nice mildly raspy hue to Bob’s voice. Quite a bit of feeling in these songs. This is the second album on the tiny Australian Galilee label, following Sally Hilder’s All My Friends Are Sinners on which Bob also played. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for finding the following information and the rear cover photo. It has been reissued with the title “Refugee” and is available on ITunes.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-03||Man's a Tree||3:06|
|1-06||Look a Yonder||3:15|
|1-08||Born to Die||2:21|
|1-09||You Are the Harmony||2:46|
|1-10||It Was News to Me||4:12|
|1-11||Bring Back the Good News||2:58|