Saturday, July 12, 2008

This is one of my all-time favorites

Many of you may not remember the days before cable and satellite and 100's of channels, but when I was young, we had one station that came in clear and one that came in fuzzy. On the clear station on Saturday afternoons, the Gospel Jubilee with the Happy Goodman Family came on. From the time I was 7 or 8 until I was a young teenager and we got cable, every Saturday at 4 pm I sat down on the floor in front of the TV for an hour and watched and sang with Vestal.

This was recorded not long after her husband, Howard Goodman, went home to be with the Lord and I can't watch it without smiling and crying at the same time.

Just a side note, the piano player is my third cousin. We never met, but he is included in the family book that another cousin is compiling.


Starla said...

Anthony Burger was your third cousin!!!! I loved listening to him play the piano. He was very talented. I posted a video of him playing the piano a few weeks ago on my blog.

Jane said...

So sweet....I love her!!!! She was one of my favorites when I was growing up. They are from my "neck of the woods"...we would drive miles and miles to go hear them sing!!!

Deborah said...

Vestal was my mom's favorite singer...and Anthony Burger was an amazing pianist!