Hosanna USA Live (Maranatha MM0062A) 1979



Being a live recording, this Maranatha album of selections from an Anaheim, California concert satisfies me a little more the label’s pop studio output from the same era. Leon Patillo asks his audience “y’all ready to get down for the Lord?”, then proceeds to do just that with ‘Born Again’, followed by ‘Temple To The Sky’. Darrell Mansfield appears in basic mellow acoustic mode with ‘The The album’s peak moments belong to Benny Hester with two proud sturdy rock tracks heavy on the guitar: ‘Jesus Came Into My Life’ and ‘We All Know He’s Comin’ (Kelly Willard provides a pop song in between). Denny Correll wraps things up with two examples of his lively soulful rock. Talk with the audience is preserved, including opening remarks from Tom Stipe and a closing message from Pastor Chuck Smith. Wouldn’t have minded a bit more music and maybe a few non-lp tracks, but hey what are ya gonna do? (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).



I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the front and rear cover photos and the track list.


Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Introduction - Tom Stipe
1-2Born Again - Leon Patillo
1-3Temple To The Sky - Leon Patillo
1-4The Prize - Darrell Mansfield
1-5Jesus Came Into My Life - The Benny Hester Band
2-1Blame It On The One I Love - Kelly Willard
2-2We All Know He's Comin' - The Benny Hester Band
2-3Living Water - Denny Correll
2-4The Witness - Denny Correll
2-5Hosanna Message - Chuck Smith