Wilson McKinley | Live at Moby

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Live at Moby

by Wilson McKinley

Live Jesus inspired psychedelic and country rock performed by an award winning secular rock band that joined the early Jesus Movement as Jesus Rock pioneers retaining their secular music styles but with lyrics about the King of Love.
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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1. Give Your Heart to Him (Live)
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2. Greatest Friend (Live)
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3. He's Coming Soon (Live)
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4. Wayfaring Stranger (Live)
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5. Crown of Glory (Live)
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6. This World Is Not My Home (Live)
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7. Do You Know (Live)
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8. Medley 1: Coming to Take His Children; in My Father's House; the Lord's Army (Live)
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9. One in the Spirit (Live)
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10. Won't You Come (Live)
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11. Medley 2: Jesus, Jesus; Come on Home (Live)
7:34 $0.99
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12. Tell Me (Live)
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13. Lifted out of Darkness (Live)
1:49 $0.99
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14. King of Love (Live)
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15. The Love of My Savior (Live)
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16. Standing at the Door (Live)
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17. I Just Love My Jesus (Live)
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18. Fly Away (Live)
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19. Get Your Life Together (Live)
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Wilson McKinley band formed as a dance band in Spokane, Washington, USA in the mid 1960s. The band rapidly rose in area popularity. The band participated in USA Pacific Northwest Battle-of-the-Band events receiving many awards and recognition as the top rock band in the Pacific Northwest. Band members from the Paul Revere and the Raiders rock band, produced Wilson McKinley's first three song 45-RPM record. The record release put the band on various rock charts with #1 on the charts in some areas.

The Spokane Chronicle Newspaper, April 1, 1969, did an article on the band for including songs about God in their repertoire. Note that this article is prior to any known Jesus Movement music releases. The Wilson McKinley had no knowledge of how God was moving in other rock musician lives or the types of music being performed by others. The Wilson McKinley were true pioneers in Jesus Rock with no mentors in the field.

In the early summer of 1970, the Jesus Movement blossomed in Spokane and most of the band joined the Jesus Movement with complete new music focus on singing for Jesus. They began writing new songs and creating new rocking arrangements of traditional and existing Christian songs. The band also used some popular rock songs of the day and changed the words to make the tunes Christian. Some of the bands that they modified songs from included: The Beatles, Moody Blues, Eric Clapton, Moby Grape, Bob Dylan and others. This is not unusual to take a tune that is popular and change the words to Christian lyrics. A very popular hymn is 'A Mighty Fortress is Our God'. Martin Luther took a common German beer drinking song and changed the lyrics into the hymn verses we know in this age.

The Wilson McKinley began performing at various Jesus People events primarily in the Pacific Northwest, but did some limited national and west coast touring. They were noted in various national magazines with articles on the Jesus Movement and included in various books on the Jesus Movement. The band touched many lives with the good news of Jesus. Young people loved their music! The band was very creative in music arrangements and some album reviewers have noted that many of their songs are very complicated arrangements performed nearly flawlessly.

This MOBY event was recorded in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. MOBY was a government sponsored youth facility. The band was restricted in that no preaching was allowed on the stage, but short comments were allowed between songs. The band had the opportunity to perform without music restrictions sometimes referred to 'Totally Unplugged'. The MOBY facility was on the top (third) floor of the old city hall building on a very warm evening. All the windows were open and it was reported that the band could be clearly heard on the downtown streets of Couer d'Alene.

For those who are somewhat familiar with early Wilson McKinley albums, this event took place approximately one month following the recording of the 'Spirit of Elijah' album.

There are many online sites with band information. http://www.tanignak.com/wilsonmckinleyinfopage.htm is a very good site to learn about the band. It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine (http://www.psychedelicbabymag.com/2011/07/wilson-mckinley-interview-with-mike.html) did an interview with Lead Guitar player Mike Messer, which is a great article. Some Live at MOBY songs are on YouTube with a future projection that at some point all songs may be there when videos are complete.

The Live at MOBY album has 19 music tracks. With songs included in medleys, there is a total of 23 songs included. The download of albums and purchased cds will only include the songs and not the band chat between songs. The full version with band chat will be on YouTube.

The band members are:
Mike Messer - Lead Guitar
Randy Wilcox - Rhythm Guitar and Piano
Jim Bartlett - Bass Guitar
Tom Slipp - Percussion.

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