Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ralph Platt & Lorin Whitney: The Birds Sing His Praise Vol. 2

Volume 2 of Messers Platt & Whitney doing Christian dirges to organ & bird-calling accompaniment. I threatened to post it and now I’m posting it. Lugubrious, somnolent, pathetic, bathetic, mood music for the loved one in your life whose metabolic processes have stopped. The perfect soundtrack, it turns out, for reading this article about the slow death of Radio Shack, which I know because I did so just now.

Hallelujah What a Savoir
In Times Like These
It Took a Miracle
In the Garden of My Heart
Just When I Need Him Most
The Cross Is Not Greater
How Can I Be Lonely?
My Jesus, I Love Thee
I Choose Jesus
Near to the Heart of God
More About Jesus
I Surrender All

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  1. I once had the pleasure of engineering a live on-the-radio appearance by The Firesign Theatre and thought I was being really clever by bringing at least one of these Platt/Whitney (sounds like a WWI aeroplane - dunnit?) albums and other records that appeared on their 70s radio shows.
    I played the record throughout their segments and was so caught up in the moment and excitement in the crowded air-room that it wasn't until I listened to the aircheck that I heard an audibly irritated Phil Austin say something to the effect of "I don't know why everyone thinks they have to play that organ record whenever we're on".
    Oh well. It did prompt a cool Rev. Barnstormer segment from David and when I played Gainsbourg's Je t'aime Moi Non Plus during an ID break, an excited Phil P. immediately transformed into the French chef..

  2. That's awesome! What year was that? And what station? Did you keep an aircheck?



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