Mylon – Over The Influence – 1972

This is a Mylon album from a time of his troubles in the early 70’s. Mylon knew he wanted to do gospel music but Rock & Roll being what it is Mylon was having addiction issues. In fact some have argued that we shouldn’t be posting album from this part of Mylon’s career but I believe Mylon was doing some great work even in this troubled time. It was all part of Mylons trip to being the spectacular testament he was. This album has some great covers including “Mama, You Been On My Mind” by Dylan, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Perkins, “My Lady” by Mountain, and “He’s Not Just a Soldier” by Little Richard. We have 2 traditional gospel songs and an assortment of his own writings. In my opinion the best track on the album is “Working On A Building”. This album has a spot in Christian music history and we’re proud to present it.

1 – Mama, You Been On My Mind – 2:54
2 – Blue Suede Shoes – 2:55
3 – Down By The Riverside – 1:00
4 – My Lady – 4:37
5 – Kickin’ – 1:51
6 – Working On A Building – 4:54
7 – I Am What I Am – 2:55
8 – I’ll Fly Away – 2:17
9 – I’m Flying #1 (For Fee) – 3:09
10 – He’s Not Just A Soldier – 3:08
11 – For The Record – 3:20
12 – Waymaker – 4:11

Backing Band – Holy Smoke
Backing Vocals – Holy Smoke Singers
Bass – Tom Robb
Drums, Backing Vocals – Marty Simon
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Dobro, Sitar – Auburn Burrell
Electric Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar – J.P. Lauzon
Electric Guitar – Barry Bailey
Harmony Vocals, Backing Vocals – Pat Cummings, Renay Garvin, Steve Sanders, Tina Blount
Keyboards – Lester Langdale
Keyboards – Alan Toussaint
Piano – Dr. John
Producer – Alan Toussaint
Slide Guitar – Leslie West
Vocals – Mylon LeFevre

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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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