Friday, December 18, 2009

Six Trumpets - Jesus Christ, The Baby (Nashboro 707)

Jesus Christ, The Baby

It's Christmas time once again, and here's a record that calls to mind 'the reason for the season'. Recorded upstairs at Ernie's Record Mart in 1961, it represents the first appearance of the Six Trumpets quartet on the Nashboro label.

It is also, as far as I can tell, the first recording by Evangelist Maggie Ingram. Although not credited on the label, that's Maggie singing her heart out on this sweet song that she wrote herself. She would go on to form her own 'family' Gospel group, The Ingramettes, and have a long career at Nashboro. A much-loved institution in her adopted hometown of Richmond, Virginia, Maggie and her Ingramettes are still going strong, performing at the Interfaith Inauguration Day Ceremonies this year at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Merry Christmas, one and all.