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.


Blogger christopher nolan said...

Next Christmas i will hear it

2:43 AM  
Blogger patrick said...

I appreciate that you've chosen a photo of mine to illustrate your post, but it really would have been appropriate to ask permission as well as attribute it.

Patrick T. Power

5:19 PM  
Blogger Red Kelly said...

Hey Patrick -

your photo came up during a Google image search. I've given you 'attribution' now. Sorry, man.


10:10 AM  
Anonymous Crunk Beats said...

Its really nice. Keep it up.

2:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

she should have ben credited on the song but she did not write it all by herself :George Williams of the six trumpets and other group members all played a part in writing that song ....

7:14 PM  

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