“Glory to the Newborn King” was the original title of this Traditional African American Gospel Christmas Song. The African American scholar Horace Clarence Boyer (1935-2009) implies that “Glory to the Newborn King” was composed by Margaret Wells Allison, the founder and leader of a popular black gospel ensemble, the Angelic Gospel Singers.
My dear friend and music collaborator, Claire Vance, introduced me to this song five years ago. I loved it so much, that I decided to sing it twenty-four (24) hours after I learned it. Unfortunately, I forgot the words in the middle of the song. The words that came out of my mouth were – yaba, daba, doo, or scooby, dooby, doo.
Ever since that time, I vowed the lyrics would be perfect the next time I sang this song. What better way to do that than recording it in my 1st Christmas album Silver Bells. This arrangement by Mark Hayes with Peter Vantine rhythmically tickling of the ivories makes me wanna clap my hands, and get up and dance.
This song is also featured on Julie-Ann Joy’s 2020 Christmas Playlist.
GIFT IDEA: Enjoy stress-free holiday shopping this season by giving my “Silver Bells” album as a musical gift to family and friends in-town and out-of-town. When you make a purchase on this website by Dec. 10 2021, I’ll ship your gift CDs anywhere in the USA for free! (Additional cost for international shipping). Click and Order Now.
Click the links below. Enjoy and Happy listening!
|Silver Bells||O Holy Night|
|Loving You||Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child|
|Happy Holiday Medley||Gesu Bambino|
|Merry Christmas, Darling||Here With Us|
|The Christmas Waltz||Sing Joy!|
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