Jesus People Music, Vol 2: The Reckoning (Transparent Red Vinyl)
No one knew what to make of the Jesus People. A loosely aligned youth movement growing out of California in the late ‘60s, it found waves of hippies, burnouts, stoners, and weirdos turning Jesus Christ. But that didn’t mean they were going to tidy up. Jesus People wore their hair long and kept their slang wiggy, extolling the highs of “the Jesus trip” and asking, “You’ve tried everything else—why not try Jesus?” Everywhere they went, from mainstream churches on the West Coast to rural communities where back to the land-types founded communes, the Jesus People inspired confusion.
The second installment of the ongoing series from Org Music and Aquarium Drunkard, Jesus People Music, Volume 2: The Reckoning, is a document of these strange times. Featuring eight tracks from eight different artists, this is a collection a spacey psych-folk and psychedelic blues barn-burners. The compilation is out May 26 on transparent red vinyl, and includes a fold-out insert featuring liner notes from Jason P. Woodbury.
TRACKLIST: A1 Our Generation - Hello Friends A2 All Saved Freak Band - All Across the Nation A3 D.R. Hooker - The Bible A4 Candida Pax - Darkness B1 Patric Calfee - Joy Comes in the Morning B2 The Last Call of Shiloh - New Jerusalem B3 Sonfolk - Homecoming B4 First Revelation - Lord, Come Into My Life