Someone To Believe In (Candid 753 42963) 1975?







Smilin Praises-front








Wisconsin’s Smilin’ Praises does a super job echoing the spirit of Phoenix Sonshine’s classic Shinin ’ In The Light on this excellent custom rarity. Four people in the group (three guys, one girl), trading off between jangly country folk-rock (title cut, ‘Ha-Ha’ with mandolin, the plugged-in ‘Take My Hand’) and moody “progressive” acoustic—rock expressions (‘Burnt Toast’ at seven minutes, ‘Miners’ Lament’, ‘Still Waters’, the dreamy flute—accompanied ‘Inside You’). Good outstretched acoustic guitar workouts on the longer tracks. Also some similarities to obscure groups like Kindred Spirits and Branches. Nice home-made white-on—aqua cartoon cover art. Members of Calvary Community Church in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.  (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).








Smilin Praises-back








I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you George for the front and rear cover photos.




Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Someone To Believe In1:44
1-2Inside You5:47
1-3Take My Hand3:18
1-4Burnt Toast7:16
2-2Miners' Lament2:58
2-3Still Waters2:50
2-4Young Israel6:18