Tell The Bible Classics Volume 1 (Revivaltime Media Ministries RR-42026) 1981?
Four custom albums of Bible stories, told by Dan Betzer and his dummy Louie, interspersed with jokes and self put-downs, backed by dramatic organ and/or giggling kids. These-recordings aren’t quite as insane as some of the other entries in this section. Still, there’s scarcely a homemade Christian ventriloquist record that doesn’t have at least a modicum of entertainment value, Dan and dummy included. Gets pretty intense on Volume I when Louie is about to be sacriﬁced on ‘Abraham & Isaac’. Volume 2 includes a few brief traditional songs from Dan alongside the stories of ‘Daniel In The Lions’ Den’ and ‘Noah & The Ark’. Volume 3 adds light orchestral backing to its side-long ‘The ‘Shepherd’s Story’. Volume 4 has some decent humor amongst the stories of Joseph, Samuel and John the Baptist. You also get to hear Louie singing ‘Yes, Jesus Loves Me’. As expected, all of the covers are suitable for framing. “There’s also an earlier pressing of Volume 1 on the Hymntone label (HPM 7134) with a completely different photo of the twosome. From a Springﬁeld, Missouri ministry. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).
In researching Dan and Louie’s albums I discovered that: Dan Betzer And Louie – Dan passed away in 2007 Louie has retired from show business and is in residence at the Assemblies Of God headquarters in Springfield, Mo where you may visit him. I have added them to the Those Who Have Gone Home page. diakoneo
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Discogs for the cover and label photos and track list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Abraham And Issac|
|2-1||Jonah And The Whale|
|2-2||David And Goliath|