Monday, November 21, 2005

Christmas With Evie


It´s getting towards winter. In Stockholm we just had the first snow of the year. It’s freezing cold. Discovered this LP from 1974 with religious songbird Evie Tornqvist: "Jul med Evie" (“Christmas With Evie”). She had a peculiar American accent, I remember. No idea what she is doing these days, but she had a nice hat on, don’t you think?.
Hemmets Härold LP 503 979

4 comments:

jayKayEss said...

Apparently she's an American whose parents were from Norway. Funny because I've only run across her records in English and Swedish.

http://www.mymusicway.com/biography/evie.html

Anna-Lena Lodenius said...

I think she actually moved to Sweden when she got married to Pelle Karlsson who was a wellknown Christian singer already at that time. Wonder if they still live in Sweden or not. The music is not that striking, it´s the cover I like. I have many other amazing covers from records Christian artists. Maybe I make another blog of those sometime.

Michael said...

Evie (Tornquist) Karlsson is an American gospel singer ( born to Swedish immigrants)in 1956. She was the most popular contemporary Christian gospel/inspirational singer during the 1970's and early 1980's in America and Europe. She married Pelle Karlsson (a Swedish musican and minister) in 1978 and they soon moved to Sweden where she they continued their ministry out of the mainstream of the general public. They produced several family oriented worship albums over the course of those years. They raised two children
( a boy, Kris and girl, Jenny) who are now in their early twenties. Evie and Pelle have recently moved back to the USA where they reside in Naples, Florida. Evie is performing in public, to a limited degree again, mostly as a speaker and continues to serve The Lord . . .
I have to say she was one of the most powerful influences on my early Christian life during the 1970's and continues to inspire me through her beautiful spirit and songs. I suggest you listen to some of her early recordings from the 70's and 80's (Just type in Evie Karlsson on your internet search). The spirit of Christ surrounds all that she does. With so many "Christian" performers who seem to "serve" The Lord for personal gain, Evie is a genuine person and Christian in all respects . . .

Michael C. Turner USA

Wilson said...

Yes, mine too. She has been ever blest. Let's praise the Lord for her and her songs.