Voice Of The Turtledove (GAR GAR-823429) 1974









Simeon Singers - Voice Of The Turtledove







If this were a British private you can bet it would sell in three-digit figures. Coming from America, however, gentle melodic folk groups like the eight-member Simeon Singers tend to be overlooked. Too bad, because Voice Of The Turtledove has some real nice charm at work. Acoustic guitars blend with flute and piano, usually in an artsy finger— picked ballad kind of setting. Mostly originals or obscure covers, along with a rendition of ‘One In The Spirit’ (done in a medley with Kabalevsky’s theme ‘A Little Song’). Songs like ‘He Died For Us’ and ‘Sunshine’ bring to mind the poignant ballad style of early Children Of The Day. Some basement electric guitar and lively drums bring a heavier edge to ‘Rainbow Song’, while the instrumental ‘It’ flows with a pleasant Fogelberg-ish flair. Recorded in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Simeon Singers - Voice (Bck)

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



Song #Song TitleTime
1-3All That I Need2:17
1-4A Little Song / One In The Spirit4:15
1-5Sometimes I Wonder Why1:50
1-6He’s Like A River3:46
2-1Rainbow Song3:31
2-2A Love Song4:08
2-3He Died For Us4:24
2-5He Is There3:11