One of the most popular features on Southern Gospel Views from the Back Row in the early days of the blog was a feature, song covers Smack Down. It has been nearly a year since the last Smack Down.
Today we look at a Primitive Quartet original, “My Hope Is In The Blood” and pit it against the recent cover of the song by the Perrys. Primitive quartet member Reagan Riddle wrote the song. Which version comes out on top. You decide.
One of the most popular features of my blog when I first started was my smack down feature. I thought it would be time to get back to that. Artists are always covering songs from prior decades to keep this feature alive for years.
I made a bold statement in my review of the Jim Brady Trio’s, A New Chapter, recording last week that their cover of Squire Parsons classic, “The Greatest Of All Miracles” was one of the best I’ve heard. Let’s put that to the test. In this week’s smack down feature, I will pit the Jim Brady Trio’s cover of “The Greatest Of All Miracles” against Gold City’s original cut. You decide which is better.
2015 sees the return of one of the blogs most popular features; Smack Down. Coming off the heels of a great 2014, I thought it fitting the first Smack Down of 2015 should feature the Kingsmen. Two of the group’s biggest live recordings pitted against each other. A musical mash-up of each album is provided. Vote on your choice.
Album – Mississippi Live
Release Year – 1987
Vocal Line Up – Garry Sheppard (tenor), Jim Hamill/Arthur Rice (lead), Ed Crawford (baritone), Ray Dean Reese (bass)
Song List – (1) “Inside The Gate” (2) “Look For Me At Jesus Feet” (3) “We Will Sing” (4) “Satisfied” (5) “Holiness Fire” (6) “When We All Get To Heaven” (7) “Tell Everyone You Know” (8) “When Mama Prayed (Heaven Paid Attention)” (9) “He’s Coming” (10) “He’s Still Living” (11) “Stand Up (reprise)”
Album – Live At The University Of Alabama
Release Year – 1983
Vocal Line Up – Ernie Phillips (tenor), Jim Hamill (lead), Wayne Maynard/Ed Crawford (baritone), Ray Dean Reese (bass)
Song List – (1) “Shoutin’ Happy” (2) “I’m So Glad” (3) “More Excuses” (4) “Child, Child” (5) “Bound For The Land Of Canaan” (6) “Angels Camping All Around Me” (7) “When Crossing Time Shall Come” (8) “Saints Will Rise”