Back about 1959 my mother recorded on our reel to reel tape recorder ( My Dad brought it home from his Navy tour to Japan ) the song, 'Brother Ire'. Brother Ire has always been a favorite of mine since then. Mom knew I liked it and used to say 'Brother Ire' once in awhile to tease me. It always had the leadin & end music of 'Rock of Ages'. My recorder and tapes have been in storage for awhile and I've been missing listening to them. So the other day I looked on the internet and found it. This is not the rendition I have on the tapes.
The Story Of Brother Ire by The Dixie Echoesand here you can hear the whole song played by Rhapsody.
What a TOTAL surprise, this rendition begins with, 'What A Friend We Have In Jesus'. I couldn't believe it when I listened the first time. By the end refrain I thought I'd imagined hearing the Scriven song at the beginning. I had to play it over a couple of times.
I NEVER would have imagined I'd ever hear these 2 things combined. Brother Ire a huge favorite from my childhood and the Scriven song. I cannot even express what an amazing - whatever - --- this is to me.
So then I wondered if I could find the rendition I grew up with and have on my old tapes, online.
I listen to Porter Waggner & Jim Reeves and all I could find. Eventually I got to his own,
Archie Campbell's on Youtube, from 1960 the creator of
Trouble In The Amen Corner---Archie Campbellhttp://il.youtube.com/watch?v=0IXvXEqpRBY&feature=related
This is the version I grew up with & so love to hear, Brother Ire.
Hope everyone is having a Great Labor Day Weekend,
Happy Trails, Katiebird