Bethlehem (Jesus music)

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Bethlehem was a Christian country rock band in the 1970s, during the Jesus Music era, before the rise of the CCM industry. The group released one self-titled album in 1978 under the Maranatha! label. The group's sound has drawn comparison with general market bands such as Poco & The Eagles.[1][2]

Band members were:[3]

Danny Daniels
acoustic & electric guitars, lead & backing vocals
Dom Franco
Pedal Steel guitar, dobro, vocals
Randy Rigby
lead electric guitar, keyboards, vocals
John Falcone
bass guitar, vocals
Dan McCleery
drums, percussion, vocals

They were connected with the Jesus movement revival, particularly that in southern California centered around Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa, CA.[4]

Bethlehem (Maranatha! Music #77-040 Lp & Cassette)

  • Released: 1978
  • Format: LP, Cassette, 8-Track
  • Label: Maranatha! Music
  • Tracks: "Think it Over", "Lover", "Desert Song", "Holy Ghost Blues", "Dead Reckoning", "Night Rider", "This Road", "No Good Excuses", "Just a Prayer Away", "Pilgrims"

It was Recorded during March & April 1978 at North Star Studios, Boulder, Colorado; Buddy King Studio, Huntington Beach, CA; Sound Castle Studio, Hollywood, CA; & Maranatha! Studio, Santa Ana, CA;
Engineered by Peter Gregg, Jonathan Brown & Al Perkins; Mixed by Jonathan Brown & Al Perkins; Mastered by Bob Carbone @ A & M Records;[5]

External links[edit]

1. http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/B/Bethlehem/Discography/Bethlehem/
2. http://one-way.org/jesusmusic/index.html (choose the group "Bethlehem")
3. Powell, Mark Allan. "Bethlehem" in The Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music google books, p. 35; http://books.google.com/books?id=uqT-CJYcqskC&pg=PA35&lpg=PA35&dq=Bethlehem+(Danny+Daniels)&source=bl&ots=jiwR-PKNK1&sig=V8wtm8_bD01xIbeIZ5DjYOkQEHc&hl=en&ei=WF5yS8QPgvCyA9Xt8aYF&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CBYQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Bethlehem%20(Danny%20Daniels)&f=true
4. http://www.danny-daniels.com/home.html

References[edit]

  1. ^ the "Bethlehem" page of A Decade of Jesus Music 1969-79
  2. ^ Powell, Mark Allan. "Bethlehem" in The Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music google books, p.35; [1]
  3. ^ musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/B/Bethlehem/Discography/Bethlehem
  4. ^ Powell, Mark Allan. "Bethlehem" in The Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music google books, p.35; [2]
  5. ^ musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/B/Bethlehem/Discography/Bethlehem