All My Life (1966)
words and music by Ralph Carmichael (1927 - present)
Ralph Carmichael has had a long and distinguished career as a composer, conductor, arranger and pianist. Carmichael has at various times had his own orchestra, singers and big band. He has had the pleasure of arranging for, and working with many well known vocalists, including Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, and others. He also has the dubious distinction of writing the score for the motion picture "The Blob!" He also wrote for "I Love Lucy," "Bonanza," "My Mother the Car" and other TV shows.
Ralph is regarded as the father of contemporary Christian music, having written many gospel classics including this one. The sheet music is still in print.
I've given this the full theatre organ treatment. I had almost forgotten about the song, and then YouTube added a Ralph Carmichael Music Channel with so many great recordings for listening. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCExYmTqoMZxyiWahxB0pZFA
One of my "idols" Paul Mickelson recorded this selection as an organ and piano duet, where he plays both parts, available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdPjTBDossc
On my recording you get to hear my Petrof Grand playing from the organ, via the piano tabs available on the Paramount. This is recorded using the left/right capsule on the Zoom H6 recorder.