The Son Worshipers (One Way JC 4444) 1972






Son Worshipers (Fnt)








This album is a soundtrack to an early film documenting the Jesus movement – an interesting mishmash of Berkeley Jesus people interviews, ex—druggie testimonies, street preachers and Jesus music snippets, micro—pressed on Larry Norman’s One Way label. Some of the speakers are listed on the backer cover (Jack Sparks, Larry Norman, Arthur Blessitt), while others are unidentified (Duane Pederson, Os Guinness, and Lonnie Frisbee according to Jesus music historian David Di Sabatino). Also portions of songs by Larry Norman, Love Song and Good Shepherd, the latter a trio that apparently included Terry Taylor (later of Daniel Amos). Definitely a period piece, with lots of talk about Jesus, revolution, peace, LSD, Vietnam, etc. Some intriguing harsh psychedelic rock toward the beginning (I like that guy who keeps screaming “does someone hear!!”), but ultimately this record is more important for its historical contribution rather than repeated listening pleasure. Still, the album is a big item among collectors, especially those of the Larry Norman variety. Back cover has JC 4444 as the catalog number, while the spine shows JC 5555. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Son Worshipers (Bck)

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