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Sunday, April 12, 2009
GOOD NEWS: A CHRISTIAN FOLK-MUSICAL
Good News is an exciting new folk-musical which presents the challenge of Christianity to today's youth. The premiere of Good News was during the summer of 1967 at Glorieta Baptist Assembly in New Mexico. The singers and speakers on this recording were members of the summer staff at the assembly.
Produced jointly by the Church Recreation Department and the Church Music Department of the Baptist Sunday School Board, the fifty-five minute musical includes original folk songs, written and compiled by Bob Oldenburg of the Church Recreation Department. Other features included are dramatic sequences, monologues, and an opportunity for personal testimonies.
Good News is published by Broadman Press and is available with performance suggestions that are included in the complete musical score. Order Good News, Broadman Press, Code 451-242, $2.95.
BROADMAN RECORDS, Nashville, Tennessee
Recorded by staff members at Glorieta Baptist Assembly,
Glorieta, New Mexico
BILLY RAY HEARN, Choral Director
EDDIE LUNN, Instrumental Director
We're Comin' On!
I've Been Sitting There
Let Your Heart Sing
Wake Up and Live!
I'm a Rebel
We're Gonna Change This Land
Whoopee and Hooray!
Editor's note: moderate on the musical and folk aspects but fairly chock full of Gawd. Just as you like it on a Sunday morning in the Month of May. Pick a song and practice and sing it to your neighbor or the nearest atheist and see what happens. Wear a cross (or at least a helmet) and you will be protected. If you are good nothing can ever hurt you (name that obscure literary verse and you will win the favor and envy of many scholars).
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!