Sunday, December 10, 2006

Patty Duke & Norman Vincent Peale - Guideposts for Christmas (1963)


Now here's a vinyl rarity for you. This record was produced by the Guideposts magazine back in 1963 but, according to the liner notes, was not for sale. I'm guessing that folks who subscribed to the magazine must've received it as a Christmas freebie. The reason I have this record is that I'm a big Patty Duke fan. But, for those of you who are looking for cheery Christmas songs sung in that Patty Duke style, this record is not that! This is a spoken word record. Patty Duke and Norman Vincent Peale take turns reading "some of the most treasured Christmas stories ever written". Patty Duke was only 16 at the time and was starring in her own weekly TV series when she recorded this. Since this is spoken word, I did not break down the record into the individual stories; instead what you'll get when you download is Side 1 and Side 2. But, as always, I'm listing the tracks below. Enjoy!

Track listing for Patty Duke and Norman Vincent Peale - Guideposts for Christmas:

Side 1:
1. The Star and the Shepherd Boy - Dr.Peale
2. The Christmas Thief - Patty Duke
3. The Man Who Missed Christmas - Dr.Peale
4. The Surprise Feast - Patty Duke
5. The Masterpiece - Dr.Peale
6. A String of Blue Beads - Patty Duke
7. The Deputy - Dr.Peale
8. Toys for a King - Patty Duke

Side 2:
1. Let's Go Neighboring - Dr.Peale
2. A Brother Like That - Patty Duke
3. Santa Rides the Bus - Dr.Peale
4. You Can Keep Christmas - Patty Duke and Dr.Peale
5. The Stubborn Unbeliever - Patty Duke
6. A Boy's Finest Memory - Dr.Peale
7. The Best Part of Giving - Patty Duke
8. The Greatest Christmas Story of All - Dr.Peale

8 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow, this is so cool! Thanks for posting it. I LOVE Patty Duke also.

BTW, did you ever get The Flying Nun or Gidget DVDs? I got Flying Nun Season 2 a few weeks ago.

Esther said...

Hi, Sharon!
Thanks for the comment!
Yes, I did get the Flying Nun DVDs - seasons 1 and 2. Still trying to get Gidget!

xulio said...

That album is amazing!!!! thanks

Carlos Blanco said...

Thanx from Spain. I have discovered Patty music some days ago.

Alina said...

Thanks so much!

gregj99 said...

Do you have any of Patty's United Artists Albums? Would love to hear the complete ones of those again! Mine are in storage someplace i think!

Pokey said...

I'm a big Patty Duke fan too.

Charles said...

Side 1:
1. The Star and the Shepherd Boy - Dr.Peale 00:00.000 (4:02)
2. The Christmas Thief - Patty Duke 04:01.973 (2:46)
3. The Man Who Missed Christmas - Dr.Peale 06:48.729 (5:32)
4. The Surprise Feast - Patty Duke 12:21.352 (2:09)
5. The Masterpiece - Dr.Peale 14:31.122 (3:07)
6. A String of Blue Beads - Patty Duke 17:38.260 (6:26)
7. The Deputy - Dr.Peale 24:04.763 (0:52)
8. Toys for a King - Patty Duke 24:57.448 (1:15)

Side 2:
1. Let's Go Neighboring - Dr.Peale 00:00.000 (5:22)
2. A Brother Like That - Patty Duke 05:22.641 (2:40)
3. Santa Rides the Bus - Dr.Peale 08:03.486 (2:42)
4. You Can Keep Christmas - Patty Duke and Dr.Peale 10:46.063 (1:43)
5. The Stubborn Unbeliever - Patty Duke 12:29.116 (6:04)
6. A Boy's Finest Memory - Dr.Peale 18:33.226 (2:30)
7. The Best Part of Giving - Patty Duke 21:03.717 (0:50)
8. The Greatest Christmas Story of All - Dr.Peale 21:54.167 (2:23)