Songs From My Path (Dusk & Dawn DD 00001) 1978
As the title suggests, this custom lp documents the songs that held importance in the life of Maryland folk-singer Andy Roman, both before and after becoming a Christian. Musically Andy’s in the simple coffeehouse format, with just one-to-two acoustic guitars to back him. He’s got a nice semi-rugged folk-singer voice that wanders into both high and low ranges while occasionally slurring mildly off-key, sounding off-and-on like Pat Terry, James Taylor or Bob Dylan. He apparently admires James Taylor a lot, as there are covers of ‘Brighten Your Night With My Day’, ‘Fire And Rain’, ‘Sunny Skies’ and ‘Steamroller Blues’. Also renditions of The Beatles’ ‘If I Fell’, Don McLean’s ‘And I Love You So’ and Tony Joe White’s ‘Polk Salad Annie’, the latter decorated with some rather expressive grunts. “Countless Hours’ and ‘I’ve Got This Old Feeling’ are original songs written by Andy. Some of these titles were selected to describe Andy’s “insecurities, fears, loneliness, doubts and hurt before ﬁnding peace with God through Jesus”. Closes “on a very positive note” with covers of Malcolm & Alwyn (‘Say It Like It Is’), Randy Matthews (‘Didn’t He’) and Larry Norman (‘The Outlaw’). Recorded during time he spent at the Roma Restaurant in Washington DC. and the Auto-Train Nightclub in Virginia. Cool cover drawing of Andy jamming on his guitar. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and track list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Brighten Your Night With My Day||2:10|
|1-3||And I Love You So||3:40|
|1-4||Polk Salad Annie||4:15|
|1-5||Fire And Rain||3:20|
|2-2||If I Fell||2:15|
|2-3||I’ve Got This Old Feeling||3:30|
|2-4||Say It Like It Is||3:50|