Miss Muriel Linton Presents. . . (Rite AR 769) 1968?
Gospel ventriloquism’s ﬁrst sex change operation took place when Miss Muriel Linton purchased a male dummy from a toy shop, then took it to a “doll hospital” to be outﬁtted with long, curly hair, a frilly dress and patent leather shoes. Thus was born Candy The Talking Doll, future star of a weekly local radio program. This record features Miss Linton and the squeaky-voiced Candy doing songs, dialogues, riddles and stories – sort of a low-fi homegrown version of Little Marcy. Very austere feel, with only occasional background organ to serve as accompaniment. Songs by Candy include ‘Dear Jesus, Walk With ‘Me’, ‘God’s Clock’ and ‘Into My Heart’, plus her theme song and a duet with Miss Linton. Adorable b&w cover photo of Candy seated before a studio microphone. Unlikely to be re-issued on CD anytime in the near future. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).
Muriel Linton has passed away in 2006 as I discovered while doing some research on this album. (See Those Who Have Gone Before Page). diakoneo
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Candy Sings Her Theme Song|
|1-2||An Interesting Dialogue|
|1-3||A Riddle For Candy|
|1-4||Candy Sings A Favorite Song|
|1-5||Candy Tells A Story|
|1-6||Song: "Dear Jesus Walk With Me"|
|1-7||The Meaning Of The Trinity|
|1-8||Miss Linton And Candy Sing A Duet|
|2-1||Candy Sings "God's Clock"|
|2-2||Three Little Visitors From Another Country|
|2-3||A Story By Miss Linton|
|2-4||Candy Sings "Into My Heart"|