Several months ago I began a series honoring the best Southern Gospel albums released by decade. The rankings were a result of you, the readers, voting in the search for Southern Gospel’s best album series last year. Now it is time to take a look at the top ten albums for the decade of the 1960’s.
The Happy Goodman Family released their first recording in 1963. During the decade, they were releasing songs that would go on to become standards for the group including; “Born To Serve The Lord”, “Had It Not Been”, “I Don’t Regret A Mile”, “I Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now”, “I’m Too Near Home” and “When Morning Sweeps The Eastern Sky” to name a few.
The album that lands at #10 among the best Southern Gospel recordings released during the 1960’s is the Happy Goodman’s 1969 album; This Happy House. The album contained such favorites as “I Found A Better Way”, “Guilty Of Love”, “Thank God I’m Free”, “The Sweetest Song I Know” and “This Is What Heaven Means To Me” among others. The vocal line up on this recording was Sam, Howard, Vestal, Rusty and Bobby on a select number.
Here is a musical montage of the album ranked #10 among the best released in the 1960’s, This Happy House.