What You’ve Always Thought About Church But Were Afraid To Say! (Discus  LPS-027)  1972?

 

 

The Baptist had Dan McBride, the Lutherans had the Luther-Annes, and the Methodist had Oris Baldwin.  All of those folks took off with the same theme: grab a popular song and alter the lyrics to reflect on the humorous side of church life.Oris has a rich baritone voice, which he extravagantly backs with rippling piano licks, filled in by a couple guys on bass and drums for a loungy cocktail mood.  He seems particularly fond of Broadway tunes, enthusiastically sacrificing them at the alter of  Allen Sherman.  Songs like ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly’, ‘Sister Suffragette’, ‘Hernando’s Hideaway’, ‘There Is Nothing Like A Dame’ and ‘I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face’ receive new life in the topics of the perfect church, women’s lib, notes found by the janitor, pledges and vacation Bible school.  It’s easy to warm up to this guy with his wry humorous delivery and lighthearted raps between the songs.  And besides, where else are you gonna hear ‘The Tuesday Ladies Meeting’ to the tune of ‘Makin’ Whoopie’?   He looks kinda of like John Wayne in a suit.  Credits say that Linda McQuintty and Sidney Davis composed the actual lyrics .  Recorded live before a heavily guffawing audience.      (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

I have not located a copy of this one yet but thank you Donald for the songs list.

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1The Board Meeting
1-2What Would John Wesley Say?
1-3The Perfect Church
1-4The Choir
1-5Women's Lib
1-6Sweet Methodists
2-1Notes Found By The Janitor
2-2The Tuesday Ladies Meeting
2-3Reply To A Request To Teach
2-4The Pledge
2-5The Vacation Bible School Teacher
2-6O Bishop Please Don't Move Me

 

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