The Skyliners (Ken Del 6747) 1970?









Skyliners, The








The Skyliners are a three-guy three-girl folk outfit. The recording quality for this ultra-home-made album is sufficiently clear, while the presentation remains totally amateur. Pleasantly amateur that is, as the group’s simple basic acoustic sound is applied to standards by Tom Paxton (‘Whose Garden Was This?’), Joe Wise (‘All I Am I Give To You’), Carey Landry (‘Lord Of No Beginning’, ‘The Spirit Is A’Movin’), Robert Edwin (‘With Joy’), the Medical Mission Sisters (‘Who Is My Neighbor?’) and others. Most of the renditions here are actually rather charming, with only a couple coming across a bit stiff (like Superstar’s ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’). Basement electric guitar steps in for a semi-rugged cover of ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. Band member names are printed on the front cover above a generic photo of a covered bridge. The reverse side of the cover is blank. Custom lp from Wilmington, Delaware label, one of those “you bring-a da tape, we make-a da record” affairs. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

I have not acquired this album yet.