Released on the Herald label inthis is a collection of gospel hymns, most having verses and a chorus. Each hymn is arranged in a similar way, with Ives and the choir sharing the vocals, and accompaniment provided by a piano and organ arrangement.
Musicians are uncredited on the album cover. On many of the hymns the Korean choir sing sections in their native language. Ives, widely known as a singer of folk music, joins with the world-famous Korean Orphan Choir to sing these songs of "Faith and Joy". As he sang he was recalling nostalgic memories of the little wooden church in Southern Illinois where he sang many of these same hymns as a youth Of the making of the recordings here presented he had this to say: "It was a beautiful experience singing with these children.
In all of my life nothing has humbled and inspired me as this. The glow of their faces, and the warmth of their smiles brought the breadth of God's love into our presence as we sang these great hymns. It all fitted together — as though it were meant to be. The simple message of the Gospel so clearly stated in words and music — and so captivatingly shown in the lives of these little Korean A Bout De Souffle - Dictaphone - Poems From A Rooftop — made a terrific impact deep within my heart.
They are indeed symbolic of the 18, orphans cared for by this organisation in 16 Abide With Me - Burl Ives & The World Vision Korean Orphan Choir* - Faith And Joy. From: Notes on LP cover. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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