Dixie And The Power And Light Co. (Kingdom Kraft 8512) 1970

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No fuzz on this their debut album but a couple good electric solos on the psych-ish ‘Help Me’ as well as a charged rendition of ‘Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho’ — a dozen tracks on the caliber of those two and we’d have a grade—A monster here. Dixie’s certainly got a powerful resounding set of gospel pipes, used effectively on traditional hymns like ‘I Need Thee Every Hour’ and ‘I Have Decided’. Such moments may find their appeal in a different audience, but elsewhere the electric guitars, full—tilt organ and drums are all solidly in place as they work through titles like ‘0 Happy Day’, ‘This Little Light Of Mine’, Glen Campbell’s ‘Less Of Me’, ‘Jesus Is A Soul Man’ and ‘Amen’. I got a kick out of their re-written version of ‘Yesterday’, though I imagine the Beatles would spazz out in horror at lines like “suddenly, I am twice the man I used to be, since my Savior came and rescued me, now I am rid of yesterday”. Man, if they only knew. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

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I have not acquired this album yet.

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1O Happy Day 3:14
1-2To Me It's So Wonderful 2:23
1-3When We All Get To Heaven 1:42
1-4Yesterday 2:16
1-5I Need Thee Every Hour 2:27
1-6I Have Decided 2:21
2-1This Little Light Of Mine 1:43
2-2Jesus Is A Soul Man 1:57
2-3Amen 1:26
2-4Less Of Me 1:44
2-5Help Me 2:01
2-6Just Over In The Gloryland 1:43
2-7Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho 3:27

 

 

 

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