Sunny And Share (BHS LPS 268-13) 1972?
You’re ﬂipping through the record bins when up pops this picture of a yellow smiley-face sun, an open Bible, and the words Sunny And Share. Who could possibly resist an album with a title like that? On the opening song of the same name these three gentlemen and two ladies cheerfully exhort you with the refrain “you’ll never get anywhere, if you’re not sunny and share”. It’s a playful bouncy cutesy melody that’s guaranteed to go through your head for the rest of your life after only one listen. Actually there’s some respectable electric guitar on that track, but the rest of the lp is standard Hemphill-Wolfe-Rambo contemporary gospel. Worth owning for the cover, the clever title pun and the one actual song. “My friends, if what we have ‘spiritually’ isn’t worth being Sunny (happy) about, and if what we have isn’t worth Sharing, what is it worth?” I can’t help wondering what Cher would have to say about this. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Ken for the front cover photo.