This week’s smack down feature highlights the Teddy Huffam tune “I’m Rich”. Teddy Huffam and the Gems recorded the song on a 1988 recording titled The Way It Oughta Be. The song has since become a Southern Gospel standard being recorded by several other artists including being recorded in one of the Homecoming Series videos.
Teddy Huffam and the Gems always brought excitement to the concert stage. Hitting the scene in the mid ’70s, the group went on to record over a dozen albums before Teddy’s untimely death in the early ’90s. Listen to Teddy and the Gems on the first verse and chorus of “I’m Rich”.
One of the biggest remakes of the song came from Gold City when they recorded it on their 2006 album Revival. Lead singer Jonathan Wilburn took the lead on the song and really made it his own. The excitement he generated in the live setting with this song rivaled the original.
Listen to Gold City take the second verse and chorus of “I’m Rich”.