Continuing the countdown of the best Southern Gospel radio songs of 1980s finds us at #38.
The Hinsons had already established themselves as one of the best groups in the industry, during the 1970’s. Giving listeners classics like “Camp Meeting Days”, “Hallelujah Meetin”, “That I Could Still Go Free”, “Touch Of The Master’s Strong Hand” and “You Can’t Hold Back The Dawning” to name a few.
But the group’s first #1 song on the Southern Gospel radio singles chart wouldn’t come until July 1982 with, “God’s Gonna Do The Same For You And Me”. The song was found on the Hinsons 1981 Calvary Records release, Bubblin’.
Sorry for my absence, but the busyness of life keeps you from your hobbies at times. So, today I thought I would offer another page from my Southern Gospel notebook. As a kid, into my teen years, I wrote down my twenty favorite songs every month.
I started this in July 1982 and continued until December 1994. Today’s post took my notebook entry from August 1983. These were my twenty favorite songs. Enjoy!
This post will be the last until Monday July 17th, as this boy heads out on summer vacation.
As I was doing some cleaning this past week I came across a box in the garage with several notebooks I hadn’t seen in years. When I was a kid, I used to pull out all my favorite record albums and play my favorite songs, acting like Mr DJ.
In July 1982, I started writing down my 20 favorite songs every month. I kept up with this every month through December 1994. It brought back memories when I was a youngster and showed me just how much Southern Gospel music impacted my life as a young boy, into my teen years.
So, I thought as I am away on vacation I would share with you what those 20 favorite songs were that I wrote down in July 1982. The music is found on the sidebar of the website. Now that I found these notebooks, expect more of these personal features going forward.
In the case of today’s post, a clone is an artist that duplicates, imitates or closely resembles another artist in appearance, performance or style.
Today’s post is not meant to be a bad thing (as in the myriad of carbon copy artists in the industry), but one that will take a Southern Gospel artist from the past and match them to an artist of today that best resembles/carries on the sound of the great artist of the past. I will continue this feature with several more posts.
Downings match is the Taylors
Florida Boys match is Freedom Quartet
Happy Goodmans match is the Perrys
Hinsons match is the Hinson Family
Mid South Boys match is Akins
Oak Ridge Boys match is Triumphant
So with the artists in today’s grouping, do you agree with my choices or do you feel other artists match closer to the great artists of the past?
DID YOU KNOW?: The month of August was very good for the Hinsons in the 1980’s when it came to chart success. They ended up with four #1 songs during the decade that were all at the #1 spot during the month of August.
August 1982 – “God’s Gonna Do The Same For You And Me”
August 1983 – “Two Winning Hands”
August 1984 – “Call Me Gone”
August 1988 – “Mercy Built A Bridge”
The August success didn’t stop there as the following songs were top five hits for the Hinsons during the month of August.