Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dorothy Matar

Artist: Dorothy Matar
LP: Golden Bells
Song: "Sweet Hour of Prayer" 
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Song: "Tell Jesus"
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Song: "The Prayer Perfect"
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Song: "In the Garden" 
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Aahhh. It's been a hectic week so I'm spending the evening in tonight, running a bubble bath and relaxing to the sounds of Dorothy Matar and her Swiss Bells & Vibraharp. This 1972 thrift store find also features Dorothy's daughter, Dorothy Jr., and son-in-law, Gerald, on piano and organ accompaniment. Carol Ann Retzer handles the marimba and that's Walter Heiser on sax. I love that Dorothy and her crew, who are perhaps the squarest people on earth, have inadvertently created a wonderfully bizarre, exotic Christian-themed Martin Denny record. All that's missing are the exotic bird calls.

[ Dorothy Matar with Swiss Bells ]

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