Thursday, July 19, 2007

more of my favorite "cabin music"

I grew up in the Church of Christ.  I cut my teeth on a cappella hymnbooks and shaped-note singing.  We used to have "first Sunday singings with dinner on the grounds".  Sometimes we'd have a singing school, where a fellow came to church and spent a week of evenings teaching us how to read shaped notes.  I learned to sing alto in the car, harmonizing with Mother and Daddy.

It was only in the last two or three years that I began to miss the old hymns, sung without instruments.  The songs churches don't seem to sing any more.  It took a lot of searching and Googling to finally find THIS SITE.

Almost every one of my favorite childhood hymns was on one or another of their CD's, and I purchased three.  If you go to that website, you'll hear them singing.  HERE are two of the CD's I purchased.

I imagine it's just part of growing old, missing songs and styles and people that are no longer around.

Darn, I wish I hadn't decided to do this entry.  I think I found another of their CD's I want!  That'll cost me $14, plus shipping.

Anyhow, the pure voices with no instruments cluttering things up sound just right, out in the woods.  Trust me on that.


marainey1 said...

Thank you for the link.  I love the old hymns which certainly are a part of my childhood too !  'On Ya' - ma

ktkamanski said...

It's the good things in life that seem to get lost in the shuffle - Thank you for sharing this link! Go ahead an purchase it - What a great way to pass the time away by singing old hymns up in your cabin! Hope you enjoy your tomorrow!

randlprysock said...

I love some of the old time tunes from my childhood too!!!  My grandmother (preacher's wife) always spoke highly of the Church of Christ.  Glad to hear you are finding the music you love!!!  Isn't it great when we find something we truly love?!  Hugs,

luvmort said...

I do love a good "negro spritual" now and again and I have jumped on the "chanting monks" bandwagon.  Maybe I'll give it a listen.

plieck30 said...

John loves to play dominoes at the Church Of Christ even though he is Baptist. I don't think they discuss religion at those games. lol Paula

bookncoffee said...

I like the old hymns more and more.  And when we sing them at church, everyone belts them out and it is JUST beautiful.  I think God must be pleased.  

mutualaide said...

I'll just bet the old hymns sound wonderful while tucked away in a place so quiet and still.