Jump Out In Faith (no label MWC 002) 1977 Canada *
Weston, Ontario dude’s favorable offering of simple homemade acoustic rock. The meek and somewhat shaky vocals added to the 12-string open-air vibes bring to mind similar projects by Dennis Ryder and Dave Mattson. Fifteen original songs written by Ray, sample titles being ‘Hi! I’m Your Friend’, ‘Symbols Of Faith’, ‘In The Name Of Jesus’, ‘Maybe Jesus Needs Me’, ‘Jump Out To Jesus!’ and ‘I Am What I Am’. Some of these are upbeat strummed numbers, others are gentle ﬁnger-picked moods. Frequently just Ray’s acoustic guitar accompanying, elsewhere bass, conga, piano, additional guitar and a couple other voices join in. (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 list.