Gospel singings

Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:22 pm

For almost 20 years now I have been involved in a Southern Gospel quartet group, many of those years traveling all over the country on a tour bus. Those are some of the best memories of my life and will always be treasured. Next to tractors gospel singing is my love. I generally do not tell this to people due to the fact some just do not appreciate it or want to hear it. My time being on this board I find that everyone on here wouldn't be offended by me sharing this information, if I am wrong please forgive me.

The group is The Southern Plainsmen Quartet. If any of you are in need of a group for a 5th Sunday singing or just any other church singing please give us a look at.

http://www.southernplainsmen.com

I hope this is the right section since I wanted to share it with friends :)

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Re: Gospel singings

Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:27 pm

I dont see why anyone would find that offensive Terry :D :D Very nice !

Re: Gospel singings

Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:31 pm

redfin wrote:I dont see why anyone would find that offensive Terry :D :D Very nice !


There are some people out in the world that do not think like the rest of us.

Re: Gospel singings

Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:51 pm

Terry - Southern Gospel is probably my favorite music. Can't get enough of it.

Re: Gospel singings

Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:33 pm

Terry:

Since I live in South-eastern NB, Southern Gospel works for me... :big smile:

I happen to really enjoy Gospel music period.. one of my favourites has to be Will The Circle Be Unbroken.. masterful piece :D

Re: Gospel singings

Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:46 am

I like southern gospel :)

Re: Gospel singings

Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:48 am

redfin wrote:I dont see why anyone would find that offensive Terry :D :D Very nice !


I agree with Jim. Impressive.

Roy

Re: Gospel singings

Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:39 am

There are some of us that WISH we could hold a tune !!! Keep it up. Grump

Re: Gospel singings

Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:51 pm

Just watched a program with the Statler Brothers (sp?) singing. There is something about the wailing tenor and lead coupled with low-down growly bass that makes a guy sit up and take notice. I sing Barbershop, and on occasion have sung my share of gospel as well. I love me a good old tune!!

Thanks for sharing, Terry!!

Mike in La Crosse, WI

Re: Gospel singings

Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:01 pm

Ahh, the Statlers! Absolutely my favorite.

Re: Gospel singings

Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:22 pm

Terry, every year Silver Dollar City, just west of Branson, MO, has a Southern Gospel Festival. It a great time with great music. We attend every year. Maybe we will see you and your group there someday. :D :D

Re: Gospel singings

Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:51 pm

OK... Terry, you have inspired me. As a long time Barbershop singer...I have always loved tight harmonies and do like the gospel sound. Well, now I have gotten bitten by the bug... I have been out researching the sound and style and LOVE it... How could you not?

Check out this little glimpse of the other side... and tell me your toes don't start tapping and a smile cross your face? (check out that BASS SINGER!!!!)



THANK you Terry for hooking me!!!

Mike in La Crosse, WI

Re: Gospel singings

Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:11 am

Mike - we have been southern gospel music fans for years. The group in the clip above retired from the circuit several years ago. George Younce (the bass singer) had a tremendous range and versatile voice. Sadly, George passed on a few years ago as did Glen Payne (sp) but the tenor singer Ernie Haas has started a new group called Signature Sound. Check them out.
You will find a lot of southern gospel associated with Bill Gaither and there are several versions of the Gaither concerts on various cable / satellite channels.
Check them out.

Re: Gospel singings

Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:03 pm

Roger Bennett has too since passed on. After The Kingsmen began to fade, when Foxy and Big Jim retired, The Cathedrals became the flag ship gospel group in the gospel music industry.

I remember being at the Quartet Convention in 1999 while Glen was in the hospital. The Cathedrals were on stage when George stopped to talk and surprised us all with a phone call from Glen from his hospital bed. While Glen was talking George asked him to sing a song and Glen sung "Won't Have To Cross Jordan Alone". That was the last time most people heard Glen's voice and was his final performance to a public audience. There was not a dry eye in that place. I remember every bit of it like it happened ah hour ago.

Glen Payne's call in for what would be his last NQC performance NOTE: 5mb MP3

Re: Gospel singings

Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:26 pm

My favorite version of the Catherdrals group and song. You can't beat Kirk Talley in this.





I also liked this version of the group with Danny Funderburk as tenor.




As George would say "If this don't light your fire your wood's wet!"




This era is when they were on top of the industry.






I could go on all day. lol