After my second post Tuesday on the potential irrelevance of Southern Gospel music and my plea to see the return of ‘live’ music at Southern Gospel concerts, I wanted to start this new series which will be weekly; highlighting Southern Gospel concert clips that feature only ‘live’ music (past and present). If you’re not tired of me by the end of 2013 regarding this topic, you’ll at least see how Southern Gospel music sounds with ‘live’ music in the concert setting. A movement starts with one….
Before we get to the video clip I needed to do a little house keeping. Even though I had the voting polls for best and worst Southern Gospel album covers, I never officially announced the winners of each poll. The Rebels Quartet was given the dubious honor of having the worst Southern Gospel album cover with the 1961 album What Then. This poll had just under 100 total votes cast.
Signature Sound fans came out to support the group in voting the 2012 album, Here We Are Again, as best Southern Gospel album cover. There was just over 250 total votes cast in this poll. Thanks to all my readers for participating.
Now back to the new feature. The Booth Brothers recorded a song out on radio now titled “I Played In The Band” (written by Bill Gaither and Larry Gatlin). I’m not going to point out the irony of the Booth Brothers recording a song with this title. Instead I will show the first ‘live’ music clip featuring the Kingsmen from 1983. This YouTube clip showcases one of the best bands in the history of Southern Gospel music. The Kingsmen band won many awards during this era and always added that musical punch that made attending Kingsmen concerts in the 1980′s a one of kind experience. Enjoy!