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Jonathan & Charles 1967


After an extensive search online about these guys, this is all the information I found, if anyone knows more about them can share information with us:

Jonathan & Charles 1967

"Jonathan Guest" was the English guy (The guy on the right) and Charles (the one leaning on the guitar case) was the American. Originally from Oxford, Jonathan started out as an engineering major, but after discovering God he ended up in the Anglican ministry where he became interested in attracting young people to the cause. Love to know how he ended up working in a Roanoke, Virginia restaurant which is where he supposedly met Charles. A native Virginian, Charles was studying business administration and one night while he was out for a late dinner with his parents, he met Jonathan who was apparently their waiter ... :-)

In the interests of full disclosure you should be aware that 1967's "Another Week To Go" was released by the small Inter-Varsity label which was an offshoot of a student Christian fellowship movement. That said, for the most part these eleven original tracks avoid the cardinal sin of being overly preachy. Mind you, lyrics such as 'Jesus gives me a song' and 'Jesus was a pretty good guy' aren't particularly subtle, but for the most part the pair avoid the in-your-face confrontation that's become common in more recent religious works. Material such as 'Mrs. Chisolm's Weekend' and 'What Would You Say shares the same fey pop feeling found in the work of those other groups giving the album a very mid-1960s English feel. Most of the album sounds like something you would hear at one of those Saturday afternoon Catholic masses (you know, the one with the three kids playing hymns on the acoustic guitars their parents bought them). 'Loves You Too', 'Woke Up One Morning' and a couple of other tracks sport full electric backing, but the psych influences that some dealers have hyped remain a mystery to me. Someone want to explain what I'm missing?

For the true fanatics out there, two different pressings existing with the second replacing the song 'Why' with 'Colours and Shades'. There's also a highly sought after UK pressing on Herald Records.

"Another Week To Go" track listing:
(side 1)
1.) Mrs. Chisolm's Weekend - 2:16
2.) Like a Lonely Street Lamp - 2:28
3.) Songs in the Daytime -1 :46
3.) Weary and Worn - 2:47
4.) What Would You Say - 2:46
5.) Loves You Too - 2:43

(side 2)
1.) A Pretty Good Guy - 2:37
2.) Colours and Shades - 2:59
3.) Everything's the Same - 2:37
4.) Woke Up One Morning - 2:25
5.) You Call Me a Fanatic - 2:17

"Jonathan Guest" (The guy on the right)
Currently is the Rev. Dr. John Guest, longtime Episcopal priest and a popular speaker and author. He was brought to the States by a mutual acquaintance who lives outside Philly and did a lot of youth ministry up and down the East Coast back in the late 60s/early 70s. He's originally from Oxford, England and currently heads up an 800-member church outside Pittsburgh.

No information about Charles on the Internet, no one knows his last name


Jonathan & Charles - Woke Up One Morning

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