Friday, December 24, 2010
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
Merry Christmas, everybody!
I love this beautiful song.
The family of A.L.Phipps (A. L., his wife Kathleen and two of their twelve children) recorded gospel and Kentucky mountain music in the 1950s and 1960s. They have always been likened to their more famous counterparts, the Carter family.
A. L. wrote this wonderful Christmas song in the Southern Gospel tradition. It is titled "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem". A.L. Phipps was murdered while at home in 1995. His murderer sits on death row today.