Long before I co-wrote the musical The Color Purple, in which trees are a powerful symbol, I believed these lumber providers were among nature’s most powerful species. But I never knew they could talk. Geraldine Murray, who claims God delivered her the gift of ventriloquism while she was asleep at age 14, apparently felt differently. Her wooden friend, Ricky’s, voice could make your ears bleed, perhaps causing the tree, well actually shrubs, they’re sitting in front of to creak loud enough for Geraldine to interpret it as speaking.

Geraldine & Ricky cut a few albums on the World Records Of Nashville label in the 1960’s. Though all that survives in my collection are the covers – vinyl cracks a lot easier than wood – they are among the Kentucky Derby champions in the Christian Kitsch LP race.

Geraldine and more wood:

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6 Responses to “Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Geraldine & Ricky “Trees Talk Too!” LP”

  1. Troy

    You are absolutely not kidding around about Ricky’s voice. Yoinks.

  2. windupkitty are the queen of all that is cool…you actually HAVE this album cover?!? I’ve stared at this cover online for hours at a time….it’s like i can’t even get my head around everything that’s in front of me…and i’m sorry, those two just look like they eat babies….

  3. denny

    Eat babies! OMG. I just listened and it is my first time hearing this. It makes me want to slap someone. I can’t believe she shrieked thru several albums like that!

  4. Jane

    I unfortunately attended on of her shows. She was asked to come to my father’s church and he invited me and my four year old daughter to attend. Not only was the voice obnoxious, but she made fun of several people in the congregation. She went as far as to make comments about someone’s weight. In my opinion, that is not a “Christian” centered show and I do not want my child to think that it is okay to make fun of someone as long as you call yourself a Christian and tell the person “I love you” after you insult them.



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