The only legitimate Wilson McKinley release, now available to all!
With beginnings firmly in the secular realm and a strong following in the Northwest, the band signed to Alshire Records (home of 101 Strings) and recorded one LP (Honky Tonk Women) under the label's "acid-rock" moniker, The California Poppy Pickers.
With the proceeds from the album sessions the band self-released a 7" EP in 1970 and soon met street minister Carl Parks, giving up the rock 'n' roll lifestyle and effectively ending the first incarnation of the group. The minister encouraged the remaining bandmembers to pick up their instruments again to create some music for a street meeting, and the first "Jesus Rock" group was born.
This 21-track compilation includes selections from all three of their original LP's (On Stage, Spirit Of Elijah and Heaven's Gonna Be A Blast), their first cassette (Country In The Sky) and one unreleased track from 1973.
With the exception of the On Stage material, all tracks are sourced from the original tape reels, which were subject to excessive reverb or careless mastering at the time of original LP manufacture.
|1||You Gotta Hear About My Friend|
|2||The Love Of My Saviour|
|3||Tree Of Life|
|4||Crown Of Glory|
|5||His Eye Is On The Sparrow|
|6||Come On Home|
|7||Spirit Of Elijah|
|8||Standin' At The Crossroads|
|9||Never Cry No More|
|10||He Made Us Free|
|11||Then I Fell In Love|
|12||A Warm Summer Day|
|13||I Wish I Had The Words To Tell You|
|15||Saviour Changed My Life|
|16||I See With Different Eyes|
|17||I'm In Love With Someone|
|18||God Is Everywhere|
|20||Country In The Sky|
|21||I'll Live Again|