Enter To Win: Special Saturday Giveaway

Singing AmericansSince I missed yesterday’s giveaway, I decided why not do it today.  Quartet lovers may be happy about this week’s CD.  I went into the prize bag and pulled out the double CD of the Singing Americans 1984 and 1985 albums; Live And Alive and Black And White.

Most Southern Gospel music historians consider both albums among the top five ever released in the history of the genre.  In 2010, Ambur Records re-released both albums on to one packaged double CD.

Song List on Live And Alive:  (1) “Home”  (2) “Something New”  (3) “Glory Road”  (4) “In Gloryland”  (5) “I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy”  (6) “I Wouldn’t Miss Heaven For The World”  (7) “Port In The Storm”  (8) “When We All Get To Heaven”  (9) “Over There”  (10) “America, God Still Loves You”  (11) “God Bless America”.

Song List on Black And White:  (1) “Black And White”  (2) “Jesus Got A Hold Of Me”  (3) “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”  (4) “I’d Still Want To Go”  (5) “Victory Side”  (6) “Welcome To Heaven”  (7) “Great Day”  (8) “I Want To Make Heaven My Home”  (9) “After Awhile”  (10) “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”.

Remember all CDs given away are used (I have been the only owner).  The first person to email me (swea215@yahoo.com) the correct response will win this double CD.  This may be the hardest musical montage I have presented, but research is allowed to try to locate the answers.  Please identify the 12 artists in this musical montage.  Good luck.

Voting Rounds: Search For Southern Gospel’s Greatest Songs – 1980’s

Today brings the second set of polls for the decade of the 1980’s.  There were a total of 110 songs nominated to represent the 1980’s.  Here’s another 40.  Rules are as follows:

  1. All readers of this blog can participate.
  2. Please vote in each poll.
  3. You get three choices in each poll.  Be sure to select three choices in each of the polls.
  4. The top five songs in each poll by vote tally will advance to round two.

1980’s – Poll 5

  1. “Coming Soon”
  2. “Cross In The Middle”
  3. “Daystar”
  4. “Everywhere I Go”
  5. “Famine in Their Land”
  6. “The Test Of Time”
  7. “Then Came The Morning”
  8. “There’ll Be A Payday”
  9. “There’s Power In Prayer”
  10. “They’re Holding Up The Ladder”

1980’s – Poll 6

  1. “God On The Mountain”
  2. “God Will Make This Trial A Blessing”
  3. Good Things
  4. “Greatest Of All Miracles”
  5. “Hallelujah, Praise The Lamb”
  6. “Tarry Here”
  7. “Thanks”
  8. “The Broken Rose”
  9. “The Judgement”
  10. “The Return Of El Shaddai”

1980’s – Poll 7

  1. “He Came Down To My Level”
  2. “He Didn’t Throw The Clay Away”
  3. “Here Comes The Bride”
  4. “He’s Still In The Fire”
  5. “He’s Still Workin’ On Me”
  6. “Sin Will Take You Farther”
  7. “Sinner Saved By Grace”
  8. “Somebody Touched Me”
  9. “Stand Up”
  10. “Step Into The Water”

1980’s – Poll 8

  1. “Home”
  2. “I Can See The Hand”
  3. “I Forgive You”
  4. “I Found The Lily In My Valley”
  5. “I Know What Lies Ahead”
  6. Resting Place
  7. “Resurrection Morn”
  8. “Saints Will Rise”
  9. “Saved By Grace”
  10. “Saved To The Uttermost”

Voting Rounds: Search For Southern Gospel’s Greatest Song – 1980’s

Today kicks off the decade of the 1980’s.  There were 110 songs nominated to represent the 1980’s.  There will be three different voting rounds to narrow down this list.  Rules are as follows:

  1. All readers of this blog can participate.
  2. Please vote in each poll.
  3. You get three choices in each poll.  Be sure to select three choices in each of the polls.
  4. The top five songs in each poll by vote tally will advance to round two.

1980’s – Poll 1

  1. “Ain’t God Good”
  2. “Alleluia To The Lamb”
  3. Always
  4. “Angels Step Back”
  5. “Antioch Church Choir (Uncle Jesse)”
  6. “When Your Back Is To The Wall”
  7. “Whiter Than Snow”
  8. “Who But God”
  9. “Who Can Do Anything”
  10. “Who Put The Tears In The Eyes Of The Lamb”

1980’s – Poll 2

  1. “Beautiful Home”
  2. “Because He Loved Me”
  3. “Blood Washed Band”
  4. “Boundless Love”
  5. “Bring My Children Home”
  6. Wedding Day
  7. “Welcome To Heaven”
  8. “When He Was On The Cross”
  9. “When I Get Carried Away”
  10. “When I Knelt, The Blood Fell”

1980’s – Poll 3

  1. “Call Me Gone”
  2. “Called Out”
  3. Calvary’s Hill
  4. “Can The World See Jesus In You”
  5. “Canaanland Is Just In Sight”
  6. “Walk Around Me Jesus”
  7. “Walk Right Out Of This Valley”
  8. “We Shall Behold Him”
  9. “We Shall See Jesus”
  10. “We Shall Wear A Robe And Crown”

1980’s – Poll 4

  1. “Center Of My Joy”
  2. “Champion Of Love”
  3. “Child, Child”
  4. “Citizen Of Two Worlds”
  5. “City Coming Down”
  6. “Thinking About Home”
  7. “Triumphantly, The Church Will Rise”
  8. “Two Winning Hands”
  9. “Under Control”
  10. “Victory Is Sweet”

Honoring Southern Gospel’s Greatest Albums – 1950’s (#5)

blackwoodbros1956hymnsingmaxIn 2014, when I was still a contributor at Musicscribe, I started a series titled; ‘In Search Of Southern Gospel’s Greatest Album’.  This annual series led up to the crowning of Gold City’s, Pillars Of Faith, as the greatest album in the history of this genre.

My goal after that series ended was to recap the best albums by decade based on total votes.  Now is that time to honor the greatest albums in the history of Southern Gospel music.  I will start in the 1950’s and give you the five best albums from that decade based on your votes.

For any reader that enjoys collecting the best recordings in Southern Gospel music, I hope you can use this series to determine for yourself whether these albums are worthy to be in your collection.

Landing at #5 was the 1956 Blackwood Brothers album, Hymn Sing.  The vocal line-up on this recording was Bill Shaw (tenor), James Blackwood (lead), Cecil Blackwood (baritone), JD Sumner (bass) and Jack Marshall (pianist).  The album was released on RCA Victor and included favorites; “Heavenly Love”, “I Wanta Go There”, “Inside The Gate” and “Wonderful”.

Here is a musical montage of the Blackwood Brothers 1956 album, Hymn Sing, #5 among the best Southern Gospel music recordings released in the 1950’s.

Southern Gospel Tidbits

DID YOU KNOW?:  Cedar Ridge, a family group based in east Tennessee, had a string of hit songs in Southern Gospel music from the years 1986 to 1995.  The lead/soprano vocalist, Karen Treece, spent a majority of those years with the group and even penned several songs for Cedar Ridge.  Sometime in 1993/1994, Karen left Cedar Ridge to travel and perform as a back up singer for country artist Tammy Wynette.  She remained with Tammy, until Tammy’s passing in 1998.

*Video Credit (gospelvideohub)

Enter To Win: Friday Fun Giveaway

dmb1994masterpiecemaxAnother weekend means time to give away some more free music.  Good to break away from the voting polls as to not cause voter fatigue.  As I go in to the prize bag this week, I pulled out the Dixie Melody Boys 1994 recording, Masterpiece.

Song list on Masterpiece includes:  (1) “There’s No Back Door To Heaven”  (2) “Masterpiece”  (3) “I’ll Be Living That Way”  (4) “You’ve Done, Done Enough”  (5) “What More Could He Have Done”  (6) “It Is Finished”  (7) “Beautiful Heaven”  (8) “Jesus Died So I Won’t Have To”  (9) “The Ship Will No Go Down”  (10) “That’s Why I’m Praying For You”.

Ed O’Neal has been given the moniker, Dean of Ed O’Neal University because of the number of singers that have spent time with the Dixie Melody Boys.  This week you will have to pick out the vocalists presented that at one time spent time with the Dixie Melody Boys.

The first person to email me (swea215@yahoo.com) the answer to the following question will win.  Name the five vocalists featured in this musical montage that spent time singing with the Dixie Melody Boys.  Please note all CDs given away are used (but I have been the only owner).

***CONTEST IS NOW OVER***

Congratulations to Emma who was the first to email me the correct answers to this week’s CD giveaway.  Remember to all those who play, my goal is to give away free music every Friday; so stay tuned.  Here are the correct answers.

  1. Rodney Griffin (Greater Vision)
  2. Mike Rogers (Brian Free & Assurance)
  3. Harold Reed (Diplomats; the song was when he was with the Kingsmen)
  4. McCray Dove
  5. Devin McGlamery (Ernie Haase & Signature Sound)

 

Voting Rounds: Search For Southern Gospel’s Greatest Song – 1970’s

Today brings you the second set of (4) polls to honor the nominees that represent the 1970’s.  Rules are as follows:

  1. All readers of this blog can participate.
  2. Please vote in each poll.
  3. You get three choices in each poll.  Be sure to select three choices in each of the four polls.
  4. The top five songs in each poll by vote tally will advance to round two.

1970’s – Poll 5

  1. “I Can’t Even Walk (Without You Holding My Hand)”
  2. “I Know”
  3. “I Never Shall Forget The Day”
  4. “I Want To See Jesus”
  5. “I Will Glory In The Cross”
  6. “Rise Again”
  7. “Sail On”
  8. “Statue Of Liberty”
  9. “Stepping On The Clouds”
  10. “Sweet Beulah Land”

1970’s – Poll 6

  1. “I Won’t Have To Worry”
  2. “I Won’t Walk Without Jesus”
  3. “I’ll See You In The Rapture”
  4. “I’ll Soon Be Gone”
  5. “I’ll Take Jesus”
  6. “One Day At A Time”
  7. “One Way Flight”
  8. “Praise The Lord”
  9. “Ready To Leave”
  10. “Redemption Draweth Nigh”

1970’s – Poll 7

  1. “I’ll Trade The Old Cross For A Crown”
  2. “I’m Living In Canaan Now”
  3. “I’m Standing On The Solid Rock”
  4. “In The Valley (He Restoreth My Soul)”
  5. “Is That The Old Ship Of Zion”
  6. “Leavin’ On My Mind”
  7. “Look For Me At Jesus Feet”
  8. “More To Go To Heaven For”
  9. “Oh Buddha”
  10. “Oh What A Happy Day”

1970’s – Poll 8

  1. “It Made News In Heaven”
  2. “I’ve Come Too Far”
  3. “I’ve Got Confidence”
  4. “I’ve Never Been This Homesick Before”
  5. “Jesus Is Mine”
  6. “Jesus Is Still The Answer”
  7. “Jesus Will Outshine Them All”
  8. “Just In Time”
  9. “King Jesus”
  10. “Learning To Lean”

Voting Rounds: Search For Southern Gospel’s Greatest Song – 1970’s

Today opens up voting for the decade of the 1970’s as we search for Southern Gospel’s greatest song.  Since there were (80) song choices nominated to represent the 1970’s it will be spread over two days.  Today you will get four polls with ten songs each and tomorrow another four polls with ten songs each.  If you didn’t get a chance to vote for the 1960’s yet, be sure to do so.  All polls are open for one week.  Rules are as follows:

  1. All readers of this blog can participate.
  2. Please vote in each poll.
  3. You get three choices in each poll.  Be sure to select three choices in each of the four polls.
  4. The top five songs in each poll by vote tally will advance to round two.

1970’s – Poll 1

  1. “After Calvary”
  2. “Campmeeting Days”
  3. “City Of Gold”
  4. “Clinging To A Saving Hand”
  5. “Come Morning”
  6. “What A Lovely Name”
  7. “What Sins Are You Talking About”
  8. “When I Cross To The Other Side Of Jordan”
  9. “When I Wake Up To Sleep No More”
  10. “When My Feet Touch The Streets Of Gold”

1970’s – Poll 2

  1. “Consider The Lilies”
  2. “Glory Road”
  3. “God Walks The Dark Hills”
  4. “Gone”
  5. “Greater Is He That Is In Me”
  6. “There Is A River”
  7. “Through It All”
  8. “Touring That City”
  9. “Wait’ll You See My Brand New Home”
  10. “What A Beautiful Day”

1970’s – Poll 3

  1. “Hallelujah Square”
  2. “He Did It All For Me”
  3. “He Pilots My Ship”
  4. “He Rows Me Over The Tide”
  5. “He’ll Hold To My Hand”
  6. “The First Look”
  7. “The King Is Coming”
  8. “The Lighthouse”
  9. “The Lovely Name Of Jesus”
  10. “The Sun’s Coming Up”

1970’s – Poll 4

  1. “Here They Come”
  2. “Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome”
  3. “I Believe He’s Coming Back”
  4. “I Call Him Lord”
  5. “I Can Feel The Touch Of His Hand”
  6. “Tears Will Never Stain The Streets Of That City”
  7. “Ten Thousand Years”
  8. “Thank You Lord For Your Blessings On Me”
  9. “That I Could Still Go Free”
  10. “The Blood Will Never Lose It’s Power”
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