I Am The Resurrection (Rite 33336) 1974?

 

 

As I sit here playing The Messenger’s low-tech homemade lp, I feel fairly confident that I’m the only person listening to it on the planet. Perhaps the only person in the past ten years. It’s a folk group of fifteen college-age folks singing together with a certain youthful off-keyness and primitive amateur backing, yet somehow I developed an affinity for their spunky ineptness. Full sound that includes lead guitar, drums, piano and bass. It’s always a good sign when a group does ‘Amazing Grace’ to the tune of ‘House Of The Rising Sun’. Also an intriguing version of Jonathan & Charles’ ‘Like A Lonely Street Lamp’. The Ray Repp title track, ‘Why Me’, ‘Turn Your Radio On’, ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ and ‘Pass Is On’ are some of the other songs. No indication where they’re from, although the label is out of Cincinnati. [By the way in case you didn’t know, you can also do ‘Amazing Grace’ to the theme from Gilligan’s Island – but that’s a different story.] (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

I have not acquired this album yet.

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