We were looking at the top five albums released during the decade of the 1950’s. This week I will look at the album ranked third among votes for the best Southern Gospel album released during the 1950’s.
The Statesmen not only had an album at #4, but they also have the album ranked 3rd. The album landing at #3 is the 1957 RCA Victor recording, The Statesmen Quartet With Hovie Lister.
The vocal line-up on this recording was Denver Crumpler (tenor), Jake Hess (lead), Doy Ott (baritone), James Wetherington (bass) and Hovie Lister (pianist). The album included favorites; “Everybody Will Be Happy Over There”, “Glory, Glory Clear The Road”, “Hide Me Rock Of Ages”, “I Know It Was The Lord”, “Led Out Of Bondage”, “My God Is Real” and “One Of These Mornings”.
Here is a musical montage of the Statesmen’s 1957 album, The Statesmen Quartet With Hovie Lister, #3 among the best Southern Gospel music recordings released in the 1950’s.