Ultima Thule-The Farthest Limit / Various
Jesus music primarily began in population centers of the United States where the Jesus Movement was gaining momentum-Southern California (esp. Costa Mesa and Hollywood), San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago-around 1969-1970. Large numbers of hippies and street musicians began converting to born-again Christianity. Much of the music was a blend of folk music and folk rock (Children of the Day, Paul Clark, John Fischer, Nancy Honeytree, Mark Heard, Noel Paul Stookey), soft rock (Chuck Girard, Tom Howard, Phil Keaggy, Mustard Seed Faith, Salvation Air Force, Pat Terry), R&B (Andraé Crouch (and the Disciples)), Soul music/Jazz fusion (Sweet Comfort Band), country rock (Bethlehem, Daniel Amos, Gentle Faith, The Talbot Brothers - John Michael and Terry Talbot, The Way), and hard rock (Agape, The All Saved Freak Band, Petra, Resurrection Band, Servant).