Before I Grow Old (Mark UMC 2068) 1970
Top-notch sophisticated female folk private press from seventeen year old singer featuring gorgeous vocals over-top simple acoustic backing. Although God is mentioned in a couple songs, Before I Grow Old more often speaks to such broad topics as love, relationships, emotions, storytelling, compassion, peace and nature, with moods both joyful and solemn. Lovely ﬂowing melodies, with skillful musical backing from Teresa (12-string guitar), Hal Newman (electric bass, second guitar) and William Flanders (third guitar). Produced and distributed by Flanders, who’s also recorded several of his own Christian folk albums (see entries). ‘Weep My Young Love’, ‘Janie April’, ‘Child In The Ghetto’, ‘I’ll Sing Of Eagles’ Nests’, ‘Not Enough To Hold Me Here’, ‘And God Bless The People’, ﬁve more, all written by Teresa. Reminds me of artists like Barbara Sipple and Becky Severson. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Brian for the track list and times. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||What Color Is the Grass?||3:32|
|1-2||Weep My Young Love||4:32|
|1-3||It's Great To Be Alive||4:04|
|1-6||Before I Grow Old||2:11|
|2-2||Child In the Ghetto||3:42|
|2-3||I'll Sing of Eagles' Nests||4:27|
|2-4||Not Enough To Hold Me Here||2:55|
|2-5||God Bless the People 4:01||4:01|