This video brought back memories on two levels. I saw this when it first aired as a child. My dad loved Ed Sullivan and it was must see on Sunday night at my home. Although my dad was somewhat miffed that Ed had the Beatles on his show, which I also saw live!
But my parish in Augusta where I grew up had a folk group shortly after Vatican II, somewhere around 1968 or 69 and of course Kumbaya was sung repeatedly and with one of the singers shouting out words that we should repeat as in this video. What nostalgia! And this was purported to be the wave of the future! Latin Gregorian Chant was out! Polyphony was out! Traditional Music was out! This was in and would be forever until the Second Coming! Anyone have Alka-Seltzer?
Benedictine Nuns of Erie, PA (Kumbaya the Cause?)
(Of this effect?:)
Evidently the song leader must have shouted out, "sing, get rid of your habit, Kumbaya, Get rid of your habit, Kumbaya, Get rid of your habit, kumbaya, O Lord, Kumbaya! The two seem to be counter opposed!
Now this I really dig!
Sadly, Sister Bertrell had to give up flying when her order gave up the habit! Sister Bertrell shortly after giving up the habit and how she looks today. She's aged well!