February 3rd, 2010
Many thanks to Rob Mitchell for sending along a rare recording by Cameron Mitchell. Thanks Rob!
Recorded in 1973 and written by Cameron, the reading with music is inspirational and interesting, and the record jacket cover has original artwork and a collage of photos.
Click to Play Born of a Simple Woman by Cameron Mitchell
According to the jacket cover:
Cameron wrote ‘Born of a Simple Woman’ on a plane en route from Los Angeles to Nashville, for a charity benefit. He wanted to help. He helped! Later – others listened and were touched. Even His Holiness, Pope Paul heard it three times…and each time with tears in his heart and eyes. (His Holiness make three copies for the Vatican and himself.)
‘The Legislature sat spellbound. The most moving recitation I have ever heard.’ Gov. John West
‘It truly reached us all deeply.’ Lt. Gov. Earle Morris
‘We were touched and blessed.’ Sen. James Waddell
‘A rare creation. Beautifully compelling.’ Orson Welles
‘It reaches the devout to the agnostic.’ Ray Spinks
‘A most noble, yet human happening talent. Love. Unique creativity. Cameron has said it all as he has it all.’ Sidney Poitier
‘Cameron Mitchell came to South Carolina to make a movie. he has done much more. He has left us with a part of himself that we are all grateful for.’ Henry Cauthen.
Born of a Simple Woman was recorded in 1973 by Cam Ray Productions, written by Cameron Mitchell, music by Charlie Spivak and Joe Huffman.