Jesus And Us (LEM 22774) 1974?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This four-guy two-girl folk amateur outfit takes songs like ‘Get All Excited’, ‘This Little Light Of Mine’ and ‘That Name Jesus’ and brings them to life with a fun primitive plugged-in style that includes sincere harmonies over crude electric guitar strums and garagy dim action. Jangly rhythm guitar is joined by cool twangy electric flourishes on ‘Fugitive From God’ and ‘Jesus I Love You’, the latter’s melody a close cousin to the Ronettes/Andy Kim song ‘Baby I Love You’. Closer to straight-forward folk are ‘Stop And Think’ (to the tune of The Rolling Stones’ ‘As Tears Go By’) and a cover of The Gamble Folk’s ‘Dear Jesus’. Not every track makes it (the one with the little girl singing seems a bit out of place), but ultimately a very worthwhile album, Mennonite I’m guessing (the girls are wearing small head coverings). Custom record from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Check out the “one way” finger on the bass drum. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1The Joy That Jesus Gives2:26
1-2Dear Jesus2:20
1-3Get All Excited2:30
1-4Jesus I Love You1:50
1-5The Time Of Our Redemption3:13
1-6How Far Is Heaven3:45
1-7Stop And Think2:17
2-1The Little Boy From The Carpenter Shop3:07
2-2A Fugitive From God3:45
2-3 This Little Light Of Mine2:12
2-4God Sent His Son2:02
2-5That Name Jesus3:05
2-6Dear Friend Accept Jesus4:15

 

 

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