World Vision Inc., is an organization that gets Americans to ease into their Middle Class White Guilt by sponsoring orphans in other countries. In the early 60’s, they auditioned a bunch of “pensive songbirds” (Korean orphans) to sing their Seouls out (har har). Apparently they had the right idea, as this is the orphans’ 5th album. They also got to be on the Steve Allen Show, Bozo the Clown Show, and perform for “little Caroline Kennedy, daughter of martyred United States President John F. Kennedy.”
Why the boys have to wear little bowties and suits where the girls get to wear traditional-looking bathrobe things is beyond me. Maybe that was part of their fund drive– donate today, and little Soon-Yi can finally get dressed!
The book that this recording is based on is out of print. Can you imagine? Basically, Hal Lindsey, the author, predicted that the world was going to end in the ’70s. Later, he discovered that he was just upset because he couldn’t do The Hustle, so he amended his thinking to decide that the world was going to end in the 80s. This LP is a lecture he gave in some undisclosed auditorium on the subject (the album has absolutely no credits on it whatsoever).