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Offline Miseremini

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Remember when Pop Stars sang beautiful songs?
« on: July 29, 2018, 02:36:50 PM »
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  • Here are some of my favourite.  Please add yours.

    Little Altar Boy -Karen Carpenter

     
    Miracle of the Rosary- Elvis

     
    Goodnight Sweet Jesus - Perry Como (Sung as the Tabernacle closes after Benediction in the "40's & 50's)
    "Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and them that hate Him flee from before His Holy Face"  Psalm 67:2[/b]


    Offline Meg

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    Re: Remember when Pop Stars sang beautiful songs?
    « Reply #1 on: July 29, 2018, 04:52:27 PM »
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  • I agree. The pop stars of old had to have good voices. Not anymore.

    Here's an old song by Mahalia Jackson and Nat King Cole, called Steal Away. It's Gospel, but their voices are beautiful.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=nat+king+cole%2c+religious+songs&view=detail&mid=0EE69EE09A4E1E7FB14F0EE69EE09A4E1E7FB14F&FORM=VIRE


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    Re: Remember when Pop Stars sang beautiful songs?
    « Reply #2 on: July 29, 2018, 09:51:21 PM »
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  • I don't really follow popular music because most of it is inspired by the guy downstairs, but I do like Karen Carpenter.  She had a beautiful voice.  And to think her first performances were not vocal, but as a drummer, accompanying her brother's band.  Drums were her first love. It's a shame she had such a hard life that ended as it did from anorexia.

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    Re: Remember when Pop Stars sang beautiful songs?
    « Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 12:42:34 AM »
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  • John McCormack:

    To live with the Saints in Heaven is all bliss and glory....To live with the saints on Earth is just another story!  (unknown)

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    Re: Remember when Pop Stars sang beautiful songs?
    « Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 02:32:28 PM »
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  • Like a prayer set to music like a psalm




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    Re: Remember when Pop Stars sang beautiful songs?
    « Reply #5 on: July 31, 2018, 02:40:22 PM »
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  • Like a prayer set to music like a psalm


    Did you listen to what the OP posted??

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    Re: Remember when Pop Stars sang beautiful songs?
    « Reply #6 on: July 31, 2018, 11:21:34 PM »
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  • Here are some of my favourite.  Please add yours.

    Little Altar Boy -Karen Carpenter

    You may not like my comment. To me it looks like a more devious version of "Son of a preacherman" or "I say a little prayer". These pieces are obviously designed to lead astray pious people. To mix the idea of true love of the gospel (love = keeping commands) with new age love (-unspeakable-).

    Yes, text and music do not obviously impose evil. But in fact you have an attack on young men which might become priests, and an attack on young women, being led to seduce exactly these men.

    Think a while about "Son of of preacherman", "I say a little prayer", or "Little Altar Boy", look at the texts, hear the lascive voices, study videos showing interpretations of the song. Ask yourself what the heck the intention of the whole product may be. Are these artists telling what's in their hearts, or are these products designed to instruct folks to wish and to do what is full of sin? Doesn't sound this music like a part of a perfect plan to destroy the Church?
    It is absurd to imagine that he who is outside can command in the Church — Leo XIII., Satis Cognitum, 1896

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    Re: Remember when Pop Stars sang beautiful songs?
    « Reply #7 on: July 31, 2018, 11:39:10 PM »
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  • P.S.: I don't believe that the earth is flat. But my more more than less educated guess is that not only Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick are "Trannies" but "lead sister" Karen Carpenter also.
    It is absurd to imagine that he who is outside can command in the Church — Leo XIII., Satis Cognitum, 1896


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    Re: Remember when Pop Stars sang beautiful songs?
    « Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 11:10:15 AM »
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  • Village of St. Bernadette - Andy Williams  (two versions)





    Little Altar Boy - Andy Williams



    Ave Maria - Barbra Streisand


    The Rosary - Mario Lanza


    Faith of Our Fathers - Bing Crosby (words by Fr. Faber 1849)
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    Re: Remember when Pop Stars sang beautiful songs?
    « Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 11:24:34 AM »
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  • An iconic feel good Jesus song!  As a young dumb Marine driving my first car (a muscle Chevy Impala convertible no less) up and down I-5 which cuts right through the massive Camp Pendleton, I still clearly remember feeling the sunshine and Pacific Coast breeze, drug free, but feeling sky high as I listened to this song blaring away. (Unusual side note: the song was sung by a "nice" Jewish lad: Norman Greenbaum!)


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    Re: Remember when Pop Stars sang beautiful songs?
    « Reply #10 on: August 01, 2018, 11:48:01 AM »
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  • Glen Campbell - Little Altar Boy (with visuals)

    If any one saith that true and natural water is not of necessity for baptism, and on that account wrests to some sort of metaphor those words of Our Lord Jesus Christ, "Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost...,"  Let Him Be Anathama.  -COUNCIL OF TRENT Sess VII Canon II “On Baptism"


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    Re: Remember when Pop Stars sang beautiful songs?
    « Reply #11 on: August 01, 2018, 09:35:43 PM »
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  • An iconic feel good Jesus song!  As a young dumb Marine driving my first car (a muscle Chevy Impala convertible no less) up and down I-5 which cuts right through the massive Camp Pendleton, I still clearly remember feeling the sunshine and Pacific Coast breeze, drug free, but feeling sky high as I listened to this song blaring away. (Unusual side note: the song was sung by a "nice" Jewish lad: Norman Greenbaum!)



    Greenbaum gives some background concerning the text: americansongwriter.com

    The "spirit in the sky" is inspired by a "Hopi Indian greeting card that had a totem and a spirit in the sky on it".

    Greenbaum mentions some "certain ultra religious, right wing believers" who complained about the lines “I’ve never been a sinner/I’ve never sinned”. Unfortunately he gives no reason why he, who is not religious, would come up with a text like he did.

    My guess is: make young Christians sing "I’ve never been a sinner".
    It is absurd to imagine that he who is outside can command in the Church — Leo XIII., Satis Cognitum, 1896

     

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