Southern Gospel Tidbits

DID YOU KNOW?:  Southern Gospel music listeners today only know the term Southern Gospel to describe the musical art form, as if that is what it was always referred.  The term Southern Gospel is actually fairly recent, in that it was coined in the late 1970’s and finally used by artists and record labels in the early 1980’s to describe this musical art form.  It makes one wonder why the term Southern Gospel was chosen.  Do you think members of the industry sat around a table and threw out names.  What about Quartet Gospel or Harmony Gospel?  How does Roots Gospel sound?  If you were around that original table when the name of the art form was decided, what name would you have suggested?

*Video Credit (Dean Adkins)

Least Remarkable Song Series – #7

GoffsAs we draw closer to finding the least remarkable song in Southern Gospel music history, today let’s hear the song ranked 7th.

In 1973, Jerry and the Singing Goffs released a song titled, “Tucked In With Jesus”.  The song, penned by Goff, was found on the group’s 1973 recording, Wide Awake.  There is really not much to say about the song, other than it rates fairly high on the cheesy scale.  Thoughts?

Ten On Ten (Redux) – Speer Family

SpeersThis week the ten on ten (redux) will re-visit the Speer Family.  On March 6, 2012, I presented the original ten on ten feature for the Speers highlighting the group’s ten best albums.  This redux feature will now shine the spotlight on the three lowest ranking albums of the group’s career.  First, the original list highlighting the Speer Family’s ten best recordings.

  1. Big Singing Day (1968)
  2. The King Is Coming (1971)
  3. He’s Still In The Fire (1989)
  4. Especially Warm (1975)
  5. In Concert (1972)
  6. The Speer Family Album (1955)
  7. Between The Cross And Heaven (1976)
  8. Sacred Hour (1963)
  9. Touring That City (1973)
  10. The Singing Speers (1960)

The lowest ranked albums in the Speers discography are as follows:

  1. Hymns Of Joy And Peace (1967)
  2. Garden Of Melody (1964)
  3. A Beautiful Day (1993)

The WEBB Quartet

Webb QtARTIST:  The WEBB Quartet

VOCAL LINE-UP:  Bobby Jayroe (bass), Candy Hayes (soprano), Wayne Hewitt (lead) and Brandi Best (alto)

ORGANIZED:  2003

HAILS FROM:  Marion County, SC

GROUP MANAGER:  Wayne Hewitt

LATEST ALBUM TITLE:  With Every Breath Believe

*If radio is interested in contacting the Webb Quartet for their music to add to your station contact:  Wayne Hewitt – webbquartet@yahoo.com – 843-362-2653.

**If concert promoters are interested in contacting the Webb Quartet for a future concert event contact: Wayne Hewitt – webbquartet@yahoo.com – 843-362-2653.

SONG THE WEBB QUARTET WOULD LIKE THE READERS TO HEAR: “It’s About Time”

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The Fab Five – February 2016

It is time to kick off February 2016.  The 2016 political process starts today in the state of Iowa.  No matter what state and what side of the aisle you fall, participate in this political process.  The most played Southern Gospel radio songs (or should be) in my musical playlists over the preceding month ranks as follows.

Wisecarvers

*Video Credit (#TheWisecarvers)

Jason Crabb

*Video Credit (#JasonCrabb)

Dunaways

*Video Credit (#TheDunaways)

AustinEthan

When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

GV

*Video Credit (psalmofpraise)

Southern Gospel Tidbits

DID YOU KNOW?:  Southern Gospel music truly is a family business.  Did you know that Darrell and Joe Freeman of the Freemans are cousins.  Not only that, but Jeanette and Hubert Cooke of the Singing Cookes is their aunt and uncle.

*Both Videos Credited To (Southern Gospel Views from the Back Row)

Ten On Ten (Redux) – Legacy Five

legacyfive2002heritagetwomax (275x263)This week the ten on ten (redux) will re-visit Legacy Five. On February 28th, 2012, I presented the original ten on ten feature for Legacy Five highlighting the group’s ten best albums. Since that time, the group released Count Your Blessings (2012), On Tour (2013), Great Day (2014) and Talkin About Heaven (2015).  One of these albums changed the original top ten list of the group’s ten best albums.  This redux feature will also shine the spotlight on the three lowest ranking albums of the group’s career thus far.  First, the original list highlighting Legacy Five’s ten best recordings.

  1. London (2003)
  2. Live In Music City (2006)
  3. Monuments (2004)
  4. Heroes Of The Faith (2001)
  5. Know So Salvation (2007)
  6. Strong In The Strength (1999)
  7. God’s Been Good (2008)
  8. Give The World A Smile (2010)
  9. Just Stand (2009)
  10. A Wonderful Life (2011)

legacyfive2004heritagevolume3max (275x269)**NEW TOP TEN LIST:

  1. London (2003)
  2. Live In Music City (2006)
  3. Monuments (2004)
  4. Heroes Of The Faith (2001)
  5. Know So Salvation (2007)
  6. Strong In The Strength (1999)
  7. God’s Been Good (2008)
  8. Great Day (2014)
  9. Give The World A Smile (2010)
  10. Just Stand (2009)

The lowest ranked albums in Legacy Five’s discography are as follows:

  1. Heritage, Volume 2 (2002)
  2. Live At Oak Tree (2009)
  3. Heritage, Volume 3 (2004)

Butler, Hughes & Hayes

BHHARTIST:  Butler, Hughes & Hayes

VOCAL LINE-UP:  Michael Hayes (tenor); Lamar Butler (lead); Darren Hughes (baritone) and Matt Parker (bass)

ORGANIZED:  2006

HAILS FROM:  Dunn, NC

GROUP MANAGER:  Darren Hughes

LATEST ALBUM TITLE:  Adopted

*If radio is interested in contacting Butler, Hughes & Hayes for their music to add to your station contact:  Darren Hughes – darren@butlerhughesandhayes.com – 919-820-2459 – or via Facebook.

**If concert promoters are interested in contacting Butler, Hughes & Hayes for a future concert event contact:  Darren Hughes – darren@butlerhughesandhayes.com – 919-820-2459 – or via Facebook.

SONG BUTLER, HUGHES & HAYES WOULD LIKE THE READERS TO HEAR: “Adopted” (Darren Hughes/Writer)

*Video Credit (BHHsings)

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