Jerry Moore

Life Is a Constant Journey Home (ESP 1061)

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Life Is a Constant Journey Home

Jerry Moore

ESP-Disk

825481010610

ESP 139392

ESP 1061

JAZZ

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Life Is a Constant Journey Home

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CD 8,25 €

This one is so legendary that we don’t have to describe it ourselves. All Music Guide’s Ron Wynn writes: “Here's a classic case of a great release coming from a most unexpected source. Moore did a number of reasonably effective soul and blues singles on regional labels, then recorded this seven-track concept work for the legendary bohemian New York label ESP Disk, best known for '60s underground rock bands like the Fugs, the Godz and Pearls Before Swine. Life Is a Constant Journey Home contains several remarkable protest and topical tunes, each sung with grit and conviction. “The Ballad of Birmingham” revisits the horrible bombing incident in 1963 that killed four little girls, while "Winds of Change" offers hope and inspiration to those battling for justice, and "Life Is a Constant Journey" takes almost a folkie musical approach while discussing the impact of fate and personal decisions. Like so many other remarkable ESP releases, this one got limited distribution and remains a collector's oddity, although it still stands as a fine piece of singer/songwriter commentary and vocal polemic.” Moore is supported on this album by well-known instrumentalists Eric Gale, Bill Salter, Warren Smith, and Ralph MacDonald.


PERSONNEL:

ERIC GALE, guitar
JERRY MOORE, guitar, vocal
BILL SALTER, bass
WARREN SMITH, drums
RALPH MacDONALD, conga

New York, August, 1967

TRACKS:

01. Ballad Of Birmingham
02, Winds Of Change
03. Let Go, Reach Out
04. Life Is A Constant Journey Home
05. Drugged
06. Anti Bellum Sermon
07. This Is My Time