A Word From Our Sponsor (JCL 100) 1971
This appears to be the same group, although the front and back cover identify their name as The Great Commission, while the bottom front cover and record label say JC Lord and Company. Don’t know if they’re the same folks as The Great Commission Co. that went on to do several choral contemporary gospel lps. Could be, since a lot of this record is heavily choral. There’s scarcely any guitar on this one, as piano and organ seem to dominate this low-tech show. I’ll give a thumbs up for ‘I Don’t Believe In Me’ which has lively percussion coupled with a fair electric groove. The stirring ballads ‘Won’t You Come Down To The Earth’ and ‘3 Day Blues’ are also noteworthy. Other than that, the charm of the other records doesn’t seem to be here. A lot of contemporary gospel/pop things (‘The New 23rd’, ‘I Believe’, ‘Pass It On’), plus examples of hymns, spirituals and piano blues. What’s with all that obnoxious kazoo on ‘Stayed On Jesus’? (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|
|1-1||Ain-A That Good news|
|1-2||The New 23rd|
|1-3||Death And Time|
|1-5||Lookin’ To The Clouds|
|1-6||Soon-Ah Will Be Done|
|1-7||Pass It On|
|2-1||I Don’t Believe In Me|
|2-2||Stayed On Jesus|
|2-3||Won’t You Come Down To The Earth|
|2-4||When We Walk With The Lord|
|2-5||3 Day Blues|