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.


  1. Merry Christmas!
    I came back to listen to this wonderful song!
    Have Peace!

  2. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  3. Wind----Peace, my friend. Blessings.

    Jane---Have the best Christmas ever! God bless.

  4. A wonderful song,
    Have a lovely time over Christmas .

  5. Thank you, Yvonne. Blessings to you. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  6. What a wonderful round up of Christmas music! I have so enjoyed getting to know you and Cindy these past few months through your blogs!

    Merry Christmas to you both! Eat well! :)

  7. a very merry christmas to you and your family, clint!=)

  8. The right music for these days, and I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas time.

    Thank you for the beautiful music and lyrics.

    Merry Christmas

    Take care


  9. Design Wine and Dine---It has been fun getting to know you, too. Here's hoping you and your family has the best Christmas ever!

  10. Kelli and Nova---Merry Christmas!

  11. Clint... I Just dropped in to wish you and your family a Merry CHRISTmas. Also I want to thank you for being such a blessing to all who read your blog. God bless, Lloyd

  12. I still can't listen to this song without getting emotional! I am like Ben Speer and Tony Greene who also can't sing it without getting emotional.

    It is one of my all time favorite songs! I am glad you posted this, thanks ♥