This week’s Smack Down feature is a bass singer show down of one of my all time favorite quartet songs. “Plan Of Salvation”, written by Ruby Moody was recorded by the Cathedrals on their 1986 recording Master Builder. For any fan of bass singing, the bass singer gets the lead on the verse to this song. George Younce’s version to this song is off-limits. He had the definitive version so you can’t choose his version. In this Smack Down you have to choose among the (3) bass singer covers to determine which one you enjoy. This is not to determine who sounds most like George Younce but which newer version you enjoy most.
Their have been more than three groups cover this song over the years. I only pulled three more recent versions to use for this week’s Smack Down. In chronological order we’ll start with Will Lane’s bass cover from Driven Quartet’s 2007 debut recording, He Will Provide. That will be followed by Pat Barker’s bass cover from the Dixie Echoes 2009 album, I’d Rather Have Jesus. We’ll close it out with the most recent cover, that of Tim Duncan’s off of Ernie Haase & Signature Sound’s 2010 recording, A Tribute To The Cathedral Quartet. Enjoy!!