The Birds Sing His Praise (Sacred 9027) 1965?
What could possibly be more relaxing than listening to your favorite hymns played softly on pipe organ while birds of the forest gently chirp in the foreground? That’s the mood whistler Ralph Platt and organist Lorin Whitney aim for on the mondo bizarro The Birds Sing His Praise series. Actually I’ve seen a handful of these whistler-type albums in the record bins over the years, but Platt’s got one up on his fellow tweeters in that he can crank out bird-calls as well. At least I assume that’s him doing the songs of the robin, mocking bird, wren, sparrow, canary, meadow lark, thrush and various others. Says here that he was the featured whistler for eight years at Cliﬂon’s famous Cafeteria in Los Angeles. When he’s not doing the bird thing he’s whistling along to the hymn’s melody, often with fairly intense oscillation that’s almost to the point of sounding like a theremin. “Like whiffs of fresh, clear spring air. this album will bring moment after moment of refreshing inspiration and enjoyment”. Ooooo—kay, whatever. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for both the front and rear cover photos.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked|
|1-2||The Child Of A King|
|1-3||The Glory Of His Presence|
|1-4||Why Should He Love Me So|
|1-5||Dearer Than All|
|1-6||It Is Well With My Soul|
|2-1||I Love To Tell The Story|
|2-2||I Have Been Alone With Jesus|
|2-5||I Am Amazed|
|2-6||I Will Pilot Thee|