Southern Gospel Tidbits

DID YOU KNOW?:  It is commonplace in the Southern Gospel music industry for singers to perform with more than one group in the span of their career.

Then you have those special moments when several veteran singers come together.  Such is the case with the Landmark Quartet. Many readers are not familiar with the Landmark Quartet considering they were around in the late 1960’s.

The group was composed of Mack Evans (also with Old Time Gospel Hour Trio/Weatherfords) singing tenor, Carroll Rawlings (also with the Rhythm Masters) singing lead, Don Norman (also with Old Time Gospel Hour Trio) singing baritone, Buddy Liles (also with the Florida Boys) singing bass and Lorne Matthews (also with the Cathedrals) playing piano.


6 thoughts on “Southern Gospel Tidbits

  1. I recognized the 3 you mentioned by name, and began to wonder if any of them were still performing, now.

    1. Evidently I didn’t read the whole post you made: however, I remember this group/ and perhaps they didn’t travel, but were located at a church and just sang there?

  2. If I remember correctly, they were from Landmark Baptist Church in Cincinnatti, Oh which was pastored by Carroll’s dad, John Rawlings.

    1. Yes, they were from Landmark Baptist Temple in Cincinnati. The group morphed somewhat into the Rhythm Masters (the original RM were from Birmingham, but regrouped in Cincinnati at Landmark with Buddy Liles and Carroll Rawlings joining founder Dan Hubbard. Bill Dykes was also a member of the Rhythm Masters.

      On a side note, as I type this, I am looking out my window right at Landmark Baptist Temple (I work across the street).

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