Least Remarkable Song Series – #12

gems1977allmaybeonemaxThis week I get back to the least remarkable song series.  The song ranked 12th among the least remarkable recorded in the history of Southern Gospel music borrows some inspiration from an automobile.

Teddy Huffam and his group the Gems won a talent contest in 1973 at the Hopper Brothers and Connie’s annual singing at Watermelon Park.  They had their first album out by 1974 and released their first album with Canaan Records in 1977.

That first recording with Canaan (That All May Be One) had a song written by Teddy titled “Jesus Is The Headlight”.  While the rest of the song conveys a message worth hearing, that specific line in the song absolutely ruins the performance.  While I can get behind a song conveying Jesus as a lighthouse, I don’t think I can with a headlight.

Here is an audio clip of Teddy Huffam and the Gems performing the song ranked 12th among the least remarkable in the history of Southern Gospel music; “Jesus Is The Headlight”.

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One thought on “Least Remarkable Song Series – #12

  1. I’ve never heard this. It is silly, but I like the sound of it–I’ve never heard a Gems song that didn’t feature Teddy, that makes me like it for the variety. And I’m not sure the concept of Jesus being a headlight is all that different from Him being a lighthouse, which I’ve never understood why the idea of that was held so dear.

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