Sunday, February 23, 2014

Christian Contemporary Worship

The introduction to special music this morning reminded me of nothing so much as the Troggs.

An earlier selection had the two female vocalists clapping in just that sort of way that put me in mind of The Archies*

Bet you don't have the Troggs and the Archies at your worship.  At first I thought that in 1968, no one would have called music from 1922 "contemporary," but the more I considered it, churches would indeed have called that contemporary.  Many churches would have called music from 1868 contemporary.

* Yes, I know that there were no Archies.  But they had a cartoon, and those girls clapped, though they preferred the tambourine.


Dubbahdee said...

Was it the music, they lyrics, the clothing? Were they playing authentic period instruments?

I suppose, the more important question: was it on purpose?

If not, why not, and if so, why?

Assistant Village Idiot said...

For the former, the bass line of the intro, I think. The clapping was just a little more complicated clapping, with two women flanking the song leader during a period they weren't singing and he was.