The Shema/Hear O Israel! (Asbury A-92180) 1980



From Ebensburg, Pennsylvania’s Carmelite Community Of The Word comes Margie McGuire and friends with a homemade album of moody folk music true to the early Catholic sound. Delicate and fairly charming as most of these projects tend to be, with the usual instruments of acoustic guitars, bass, tambourine, piano and flute. Alternates solo singing with ensemble vocals ala early St. Louis Jesuits. Similarities to Ellis & Lynch as well. One guy pops up a couple times with a more traditional voice but I got used to him. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

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

I owe a bunch of people an apology as my blog site stopped sending me emails for your comments some time in November of last year. I have caught up all those back comments that needed approval when I discovered the problem. I have some catching up to do with some things but I think I have also corrected the problem. Been wondering why my email count had decreased but wasn’t able to make the connection until today.    diakoneo


Song #Song TitleTime
1-1The Shema
1-2Psalm 116
1-3I Love You, O My People
1-4If I Be Lifted Up
1-5Morning Comes, Evening Comes
2-1Hail Mary, Ave Maria
2-2Chosen One
2-3Song Of Revelation
2-4Abba, Mighty Father
2-5I Would Love You More