New Kind Of Happiness (Word WST-8519) 1970?
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).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and song list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||New Kind Of Happiness||2:00|
|1-2||It’s Our World||3:45|
|1-3||Patches Of Sunlight||2:04|
|1-4||Bring Back The Springtime||3:17|
|2-2||The New 23rd||2:26|
|2-4||This Little Light Of Mine||3:23|
|2-5||The Moment Of Truth||3:18|