Eskridge rightfully points out that the Jesus People movement did not just begin and end in California in the late 1960s. Rather it eventually spread to middle class evangelical youth across the United States in the early 1970s.
A major tool of the dissemination of this message and movement from West coast counter-culture to evangelical suburbia was the great music that has since laid the foundation for Contemporary Christian Music.
I recently promised my lifelong friend and fellow lover of Jesus People music - Chris Rossetti - that I would offer my Top Ten list of Jesus People songs. But I could not stop with just 10. So here are my Top Twenty choices.
Country Faith - Ballad of the Lukewarm
Love Song - Front Seat, Back Seat
Children of the Day - For Those Tears I Died
Malcolm & Alwyn - Fool's Wisdom
Debby Kerner - The Peace That Passes Understanding
Honeytree - Clean Before the Lord
2nd Chapter of Acts - Which Way the Wind Blows
Larry Norman - I Wish We'd All Been Ready
Tom Stipe - Come Quickly Jesus
Jamie Owens Collins - Hard Times
Love Song - A Love Song
2nd Chapter of Acts - Easter Song
Malcolm & Alwyn - Tomorrow's News
Love Song -Think about What Jesus Said
Day By Day - Original Cast of Godspell
Love Song - Welcome Back
Marsha Carter (of Children of the Day) - Can I Show You
Church Girard - Sometimes Alleluia
They Will Know We Are Christians (By Our Love) - Everyone who sang it
Pass It On - Everyone who sang it
I also want to strongly recommend the "A Decade of Jesus Music 1969-1979" presentation at the One-Way.org web site. Check it out and leave a message of appreciation.