Before I Grow Old (Mark UMC 2068) 1970







Whitaker, Teresa - Before I Grow Old








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).

Teresa Whitaker - Before (Bck)

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 TitleTime
1-1What Color Is the Grass? 3:32
1-2Weep My Young Love 4:32
1-3It's Great To Be Alive 4:04
1-4Chris' Song 2:24
1-5Sad Moods 3:00
1-6Before I Grow Old2:11
2-1Janie April 4:59
2-2Child In the Ghetto 3:42
2-3I'll Sing of Eagles' Nests 4:27
2-4Not Enough To Hold Me Here 2:55
2-5God Bless the People 4:01