Elvis Presley, You’ll Never Walk Alone, RCA-Camden, CAL-2472, 1971. Mono.
I didn’t expect this to be a Gospel album with “Vegas Elvis” on the cover and no wording other than Elvis. I put this on and was listening to it after picking it up recently, and was surprised that I could sing along. Not just that I knew the songs, but I knew these versions of the songs, note for note. Then it flashed in my brain, right behind the ol’ eyeballs I saw it, my parents used to have this on 8-track!
Marcy Sings Sunday School Songs; Word K-701 1967.
Marcy, Happy Little Children, Singcord Zondervan ZLP-960, 1976. Got a few more I’ll be posting.
A lot of people are seriously freaked out by Marcy. Just do a quick web search and you’ll find some pretty nasty commentary. Most of those people are probably freaked out by Barney the dinosour and Blue’s Clues. Well, those actually freak me out.
Marcy never bothered me, but my Grandmother had a few of her albums and my Grandmother’s was always a safe place. I seem to remember I liked Marcy when I was really little, but my sister liked her a lot longer after I’d “grown up” and was listening to The Aristocats and Lady and the Tramp soundtracks. I’m not sure how I got these albums, they might be the same ones my Grandmother had.
The best site I found in my 5 minutes of research is http://users.vianet.ca/grizelda/marcy/
, there was one other that had a pretty good discography, but it was so negative I won’t link to it.
A sample. Now remember, this is for kids, and I gag at most kids stuff today too.
Saints Alive, Steams of Living Water, LTD Productions, 4002, 1970s.
These fellows are from Emporia, KS, where I went to college. I wasn’t able to contact anyone here, but I did find out that Ned Ashbaugh on drums was in a few rock bands in the Kansas City area.