New Kind Of Happiness (Word WST-8519) 1970?








Van Dyke, Vonda - New Kind Of Happiness








Take a former Miss America, give her a record deal, borrow a few Kurt Kaiser and Ralph Carmichael songs, snuggle them up in smarmy Burt Bacharach wrappings, and ta—dah — you’ve got probably the closest Christian music ever came to a ‘60s pop diva. While she’s no real threat to Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark or Lulu, these tunes sometimes have a certain cheesy dated over-the-top Hullabaloo grooviness about them. You just might actually dig it in one of those weird moments. Back cover notes tout how she’s also an actress, a ventriloquist, a public speaker, a licensed pilot, and of course 1965’s Miss America (alas fellas, no swimsuit pics). New Kind Of Happiness is worth owning just for that ridiculous striped bell-bottom outfit she’s got on. As fluffy and white as Kurt Kaiser’s cotton candy clouds.  (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Vonda Kay VanDyke - New (Bck)

I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and song list.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1New Kind Of Happiness2:00
1-2It’s Our World3:45
1-3Patches Of Sunlight2:04
1-4Bring Back The Springtime3:17
1-5Searching Questions4:15
2-2The New 23rd2:26
2-3Gonna Love1:57
2-4This Little Light Of Mine3:23
2-5The Moment Of Truth3:18