Posts tagged "Catholicism"
John Redmond-Ward and a chorus of children,
The Ten Commandments - Song for Little Children
To all those fearing militant Muslims, have no fear, Jesus has an army! And much like an African warlord, he enlists little children for it! Phew. We’re all safe. As explain on the back of the record in the song notes, “a chorus of over eighty voices on this record help translate to the child the military aspects of the Sacrament … don’t be surprised if you find the children marching around the room to this tune.”
That’s what missing from today’s spirituality - military style drilling!
This record hails from 1956. It has a number of endorsements on back, including one form Mrs. J. Kennedy of West Englewood, NJ, who says, “It’s about time I have a good record to let my children listen to.” She goes on to claim that they have played the Ten Commandments song until it is worn out. No word on whether she caught them marching in circles.
Medical Mission Sisters,
Joy is Like the Rain
A bouncy little number from 1966 about leprosy, performed by many happy nuns and penned by Sister Miriam Therese, who came up with the songs sitting alone in foreign fields with nothing more than her guitar and her desire to sing.
An Evening With Donatus
“At the organ console.” Console. Father Donatus was, at least at the time of this album - which is unknown, but we can at least date it sometime after The Godfather was released, obviously - the retreat director at the Cardinal Spellman Retreat House in the Bronx. “The location provides the ideal quiet and natural environment necessary for withdrawal and peace, needed to refresh the spirit of all of us in the age of Future Shock.” I never really thought about the Bronx that way, but Father Donatus sure seems relaxed at the keyboard. This is the Godfather Theme exactly as you would hear it if you showed up to mass one day and it was included as part of that program.
More opportunities for the wicked.
I’m moving beyond my record collection and delving into my collections of whatever useless nonsense I have laying around AS WELL as my record collection … this grouping I title “The Catholic Church Wants YOU!”
Judy Smith and the Mercy High School Choir,
A Brand New Day
This selection from a 12-song 7 inch single from 1972 has an arrangement that reminds me of The Boy Least Likely To. All the songs on the record were written by Sister Roberta McGrath, no church name given other than “Office of Communications,” which is located in East Hartford, Connecticut.