Randy Weiss & The Pilgrim Band – Munch Manna Spirit Flakes – 1983

Randy Weiss & The Pilgrim Band only had one release that we know of, entitled “Munch Manna Spirit Flakes.”

This unique and wonderful record is the only example I know of a CCM recording by a Messianic Jew. I have to admit that until discovering this album in 1983 I had no idea that Messianic Jews existed.

As a CCM album, this was an independent release that did not seem to gather a lot of attention. Independent releases didn’t garner a lot of attention in general in the 1980s.

The musicianship is good and creative, but hard to put a finger on. It has a certain 60s rockabilly or country-gospel style with a wandering vocal that seems to take it outside that genre.

Subject-wise it seems to fit the traditional praise style of Jesus music.

Buckle in, buckle down, and set your expectations on “whatever happens next.” Get ready for these lyrics:

Pharoah’s dead / God’s people, we are free / And the LORD ain’t out of groceries

Track Listing:
1 – I Don’t Need No Designer Jeans
2 – The Nickel Song
3 – 3 Times Down
4 – Involvement
5 – NonDemumbo-Jumbinational
6 – Munchy Manna
7 – Wander Over Yonder
8 – 5 For A Dollar
9 – Covered By Gods Love
10 – Voices
11 – City Song
12 – My Boys
13 – God & A Mothers Love
14 – Psalm 69

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Scott Toderash

Author: Scott Toderash

One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1979.

3 thoughts on “Randy Weiss & The Pilgrim Band – Munch Manna Spirit Flakes – 1983”

  1. “This unique and wonderful record is the only example I know of a CCM recording by a Messianic Jew.”

    What about Keith Green?? He was Jewish. Also Randy Stonehill, who although not Jewish according to rabbinical Judaism (his father was Jewish, not his mother) does have Jewish roots.

    1. I consider them to be Christian’s of Jewish ancestry because to the best of my knowledge they were evangelical Christians. That said it’s a valid point.

    2. Messianic Jew is a specific set of beliefs, as in a denomination of sorts. I don’t think any of those other examples have ever identified themselves as such. It’s different than ancestry.

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