I attempted to start a series several years ago, that took a look at forgotten/overlooked Southern Gospel songs. The only two posts in the series covered Gold City’s, “The Search Is Over”, which was overshadowed by the more popular song from recording, “Midnight Cry” (Movin’ Up; 1987). The second post took a look at the Kingsmen’s “Nearing The Shore” from the 1981, Live…Naturally album. Of course, songs like “Excuses”, “Beautiful Home”, “When My Feet Touch The Streets Of Gold” and “Love Lifted Me” are the songs most listeners remember.
Today, I wanted to take a look at the Cathedrals 1985 recording, Especially For You. Songs that will immediately come to mind are “Who Can Do Anything”, “His Tomb Is Empty Now” and covers of “He Didn’t Come Down” and “Shout All Over Heaven”.
The forgotten song from this particular album, is one that I consider to be the best on the recording; the Danny Funderburk penned, “He’s My Lighthouse”. This up-tempo song is the Cathedrals at their prime. Play it again. Play it again, indeed.
*Video Credit (Southern Gospel Views from the Back Row)