Testimony (Big Rock HES-228) 1974
Biker guy and wife’s praiseworthy custom of unplugged folk and blues. Opens with Tom rapping through his ‘Testimony’ in Johnny Cash tradition, recounting his transition from “pervert to convert” to a rockabilly beat. Next up is the scruffy harmonica-backed acoustic ‘Thank You Lord Blues’. Most of the time, however, it’s Sherry in the vocal spotlight on melodic folk ballads like ‘Jesus Take My Sins Away’, ‘My God Is A God Of Miracles’, ‘Sing And Praise You’ and ‘Most Incredible Child’, all nicely done. Some good lead acoustic guitar work from Tom, especially on the bluesy ‘Speak To Me Jesus’. Front cover has a drawing of Tom with his shades on astride his motorcycle, along with the lyrics to the title track. Pencil sketch of the duo on the back. Custom label out of Wichita, Kansas. They’ve also got a song on Maranatha Seven. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Ken for the front cover photo and Donald for the rear cover photo and track list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Jesus Take My Sins Away||1:53|
|1-3||Thank You Lord Blues||2:33|
|1-4||My God Is A God Of Miracles||3:29|
|1-5||Oh How I Love Him||3:03|
|2-1||Speak To Me Jesus||4:25|
|2-2||Sing And Praise You||2:29|
|2-3||Who Is This Man||2:40|
|2-4||Most Incredible Child||4:09|