Tag: 4.5 stars

Album Review: Love Won (Talleys)

Since their last major release, big changes have taken place for one of gospel music’s most successful mixed groups.  Brian Alvey entered the family (via marriage to Lauren Talley) and ultimately entered the group, transforming the Talley Trio into the Talleys.  While I don’t think anyone held the belief that the addition would in any …

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Album Review: Make Mine the Real Thing (Barry Rowland & Deliverance)

The name “Rowland” is as significant a name in the past 20-30 years of southern gospel as any other, primarily because of the songs written by Kyla Rowland.  After traveling and singing for many years herself, Kyla’s son Barry now carries the family tradition on the road, along with his wife, Tammy, and Shawn Rupert, …

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Album Review: His Faithfulness (Chris Allman)

When I saw this past weekend that Chris Allman was re-releasing one of his solo albums as a digital download, I knew immediately it was something I wanted to pick up.  As an old-school southern gospel harmony fan, I generally am not intrigued much by solo projects, but I make exceptions when it comes to …

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Quick Hits 2

Journey (Libbi Perry Stuffle) This album is a mixture of new songs (with plenty of great guest vocalists) and re-recordings of Perrys songs featuring Libbi.  I’m not much for solo records, but the various guest vocalists give each new song the sound of a different group, from mixed quartet to bluegrass trio.  I love the …

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Quick Hits

Lots of great CDs have come across my “desk” lately, and I just don’t have the time to give each the full review they probably deserve.  But I want to get something out there, so today and tomorrow, I will give very brief reviews of these projects.  Enjoy! Family Ties (Wilburn & Wilburn) With the …

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Album Review: Let It Be Known (Booth Brothers)

On the heels of last year’s critically acclaimed table project Declaration, Let It Be Known is the Booth Brothers’ first Daywind project of new songs in over three years.  There are two things you can count on from the Booth Brothers, particularly the lineup of Michael, Ronnie, and Jim Brady: some of the tightest harmony …

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Album Review: The Only Way (Greater Vision)

One of the most anticipated releases of 2011 is Greater Vision’s first mainstream label release because of the return of the group’s original tenor vocalist, Chris Allman.  20+ years ago, Southern Gospel fans were introduced to an upcoming trio featuring 2 established artists, powerhouse vocalist, Gerald Wolfe and ‘Quartet-man’, Mark Trammell, along with newcomer, Chris …

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