Jesus And Us (LEM 22774) 1974?
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).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the track listing.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||The Joy That Jesus Gives||2:26|
|1-3||Get All Excited||2:30|
|1-4||Jesus I Love You||1:50|
|1-5||The Time Of Our Redemption||3:13|
|1-6||How Far Is Heaven||3:45|
|1-7||Stop And Think||2:17|
|2-1||The Little Boy From The Carpenter Shop||3:07|
|2-2||A Fugitive From God||3:45|
|2-3||This Little Light Of Mine||2:12|
|2-4||God Sent His Son||2:02|
|2-5||That Name Jesus||3:05|
|2-6||Dear Friend Accept Jesus||4:15|