Helen Baylor – Highly Recommended – 1990

Helen actually had a very successful music career in the late 60’s and 70’s. She worked as a session musician for several big acts and was actually in the musical “Hair”. Unfortunately her career faltered in the 80’s due to drug addiction. In the late 80’s she turned her life around and after becoming a Christian and started to reignite her music career. This is her first album and it is pretty darn good. It has a solid pop sound and feel. It was produced by John Bokowski who didn’t usually work with Christian labels but I’m guessing Helen and him knew each other previously. The album was very successful. It had 2 CCM charting singles, “There’s No Greater Love” made it to #8 and “Victory” to #17.

1 – Highly Recommended – 5:09
2 – There’s No Greater Love – 5:02
3 – Victory – 4:23
4 – Thank You Jesus – 6:00
5 – Hunger For Holiness – 5:50
6 – Lifting Up The Name Of Jesus – 4:44
7 – Can You Reach My Friend – 4:09
8 – Temporary Pain – 4:18
9 – Wounded Soldier – 5:19
10 – Fear Not My Child – 4:58

Backing Vocals – Gertrude Bradley, Helen Baylor, Jackie Simley, Jeanette Williams, Pam Hutchinson, Sara Henningburg, Suandra “Pan” Alexander
Bass – Freddie Washington, Weldon Gate
Bass, Guitar – Jerry Williams
Co-producer – Helen Baylor
Drums – Ron Bruner
Guitar – Charles Fearing, Tony Maiden
Keyboards – John Bokowski
Lead Vocals – Helen Baylor
Producer – John Bokowski

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Word, Inc.
Copyright © – Word, Inc.
Record Company – Word Records Limited
Record Company – Word (Uk) Ltd.
Produced For – King’s Court Productions, Inc.
Produced For – One A’Chord Productions
Made By – JVC Disc America

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Author: Ray Mansfield

One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1978.

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