Smack Down!! – Dixie Melody Boys – Round 1

It has been a month since our last artist album smack down feature.  This match up is the first for legendary quartet, the Dixie Melody Boys.  Listen to sound bytes of each recording and then vote for the album you think should win.

  • DMB 1984Album – Too Much Thunder
  • Release Year – 1984
  • Vocal Line Up – Frank Sutton (tenor), Kent Humphrey (lead), Allen O’Neal (baritone), Ed O’Neal (bass)
  • Song List – (1) “Guilty Of Love” (2) “Step Across The Line” (3) “Together Again” (4) “Down By The River” (5) “Jesus On Your Mind” (6) “Jesus Is The Light” (7) “Too Much Thunder” (8) “I Wanna Hear That Trumpet Sound” (9) “All The Time” (10) “Jesus Is The Sweetest Name I Know”

vs

  • DMB 1989Album – Ridin’ High
  • Release Year – 1989
  • Vocal Line Up – Derrick Boyd (tenor), McCray Dove (lead), Nathan Widener (baritone), Ed O’Neal (bass)
  • Song List – (1) “Gonna Ride That Glory Cloud” (2) “Ready To Go” (3) “Keep Them Home Fires Burning” (4) “Healing” (5) “This Same Jesus” (6) “If You’re A Child Of God Call Home” (7) “I’m Going Home” (8) “Mention My Name”
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3 thoughts on “Smack Down!! – Dixie Melody Boys – Round 1

  1. Ironic that the Too Much Thunder photo should have been the cover for Ridin’ High! This is pretty much smacking down two different groups– not just the lineup, but the music style completely changed from country to SG. It’s also ironic that the Dove Bros (they’re spinoff) have done the opposite.

  2. I heard the first strains of “Guilty Of Love” and thought I was listening to the Mid South Boys, and then I noticed the lead singer was Kent Humphrey who was later the lead singer FOR the Mid South Boys.

  3. There was a period of time between these 2 versions of the DMB where they were off the road if I remember correctly. I believe it was due to not being able to sustain the more progressive style in the SG world, thus regrouping and jumping on the Eddie Crook train a few years later. Anyone care to enlighten?

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