2003   MARCH 30   #089

Dr. Norman Habel - For Mature Adults Only/Michelle

from the album liner notes:

Incredible! Impossible! In! Those were a few of the reactions of people when they heard about a show with teenagers entitled FOR MATURE ADULTS ONLY! You can thank a teenager for that title! Who ever heard of trying to bridge a generation gap by letting the teenager have his own say about life and faith and love? Who ever heard of a professor of theology loving teenager poetry and reading it in public? Who ever heard of a coffee house on stage? All of these improbable situations were part of the experiment in youth communication entitled FOR MATURE ADULTS ONLY. We wanted the teenager to be heard. So we collected poems, cries, prayers and words of teenagers across the country. We met kids like Debbie, Mike, Jan and their friends. Then we let them be heard and felt in the show. The show was first presented in the auditorium of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in March of 1968. The response was so dramatic that the International Walther League invited the cast to appear at it's Convention in August, 1968. Mosann Enterprises then offered to record and promote major portions of the show for the benefit of youth groups across the country.

Dr. Norman Habel, Narrator
The Martin Luther High School Choir (Long Island)
Richard Koehneke, Piano
Joe Newman, Trumpet
Chuck Raney, Guitar
Eric Gale, Bass
David Dahline, Drums
Larry Mohr, Saxophone
Corky Hale, Harpist (on Michelle)

- Contributed by Otis Fodder

TT-4:22 / 5MB / 160kbps 44.1khz
from the LP, "For Mature Adults Only" Fortress Records (1968)