While performing folk songs in the Basket Houses of New York's Greenwich Village, trained guitar player and organist Jerry Moore was discovered by musician Randy Burns and signed to the cult "ESP" label. During the recording sessions of 1967's Life Is A Constant Journey Home, Moore brought aspects of folk, gospel, and r&b to a set of his own original songs, backed by musicians Eric Gale (guitar), Ralph MacDonald (percussion), and Warren Smith (percussion). Life Is A Constant Journey Home also featured Detroit poet Dudley Randall's "Ballad of Birmingham," which captures the KKK's devastating bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The transition of Jerry Moore from relatively unknown Greenwich Village entertainer to recorded musician and voice for social change was short-lived, as Moore became a street preacher before virtually disappearing into anonymity.
Track listing :
1. Ballad Of Birmingham (4:21)
2. Winds Of Change (4:30)
3. Let Go, Reach Out (2:50)
4. Life Is A Constant Journey Home (4:27)
5. Drugged (6:27)
6. Anti Bellum Sermon (5:07)
7. This Is My Time (2:56)
Original LP track order (as shown on release) was:
Side A: 1.Life Is A Constant Journey Home; 2.Drugged; 3.Anti Bellum Sermon
Side B: 1. This Is My Time; 2.Ballad Of Birmingham; 3.Winds Of Change; 4.Let Go, Reach Out
An amazingly soulful set of jazzy folk tunes from the late 60s -- the only album we've ever seen from singer Jerry Moore, and a real rarity from the ESP label! Moore's got a style that's somewhere between Terry Callier and Tim Buckley -- earthy and acoustic one minute, but stepping out with some hipper rock-influenced touches the next -- in a style that makes the album way more than just a conventional folk set.
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Another unknown gem !!!