Tag: Gaither Vocal Band

Top 100: #33 A Cappella (Gaither Vocal Band)

Release Year: 2003 Album Rank for Group: #3 of 7 Here’s a blurb: I have nearly a dozen all-a cappella albums in my collection of southern and bluegrass gospel.  But this is not a normal a cappella project.  This is a cappella on steroids.  With magnificent arrangements, huge high notes, and too many funky chords …

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Top 100: #43 Lovin’ God & Lovin’ Each Other (Gaither Vocal Band)

Release Year: 1997 Album Rank for Group: #4 of 7 Here’s a blurb: To me, Lovin’ God & Lovin’ Each Other kicked off a new era for the Gaither Vocal Band.  David Phelps hadn’t yet joined, but this recording follows the template used during the group’s glory days of Phelps and Penrod.  There is a …

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Top 100: #50 Southern Classics (Gaither Vocal Band)

Release Year: 1993 Album Rank for Group: #5 of 7 Here’s a blurb: Southern Classics is the album that launched the Gaither Vocal Band into the southern gospel arena to stay.  It was the only southern gospel album recorded by the stellar, but short-lived, lineup of Bill Gaither, Mark Lowry, Michael English, and Terry Franklin.  …

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Top 100: #75 Testify (Gaither Vocal Band)

Release Year: 1994 Album Rank for Group: #6 of 7 Here’s a blurb: The Vocal Band was in a transitional period when Testify was released in 1994.  Gone was mainstay lead Michael English and power tenor Terry Franklin, and in were Buddy Mullins and Jonathan Pierce.  Pierce would stay for a few years, but this …

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Top 100: #93 Everything Good (Gaither Vocal Band)

Release Year: 2002 Album Rank for Group: #7 of 7 Here’s a blurb: The first of two studio albums with Russ Taff in the baritone slot, Everything Good contains a couple of absolutely stellar performances, but also some snoozers.  The top songs merit the album a top 100 ranking, but there’s not enough consistency to …

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Retro Review #4: God Is Good (Gaither Vocal Band)

The Gaither Vocal Band lineup of David Phelps, Guy Penrod, Mark Lowry, and Bill Gaither is probably the most popular of all the iterations of the gospel super-group.  While many, including me, appreciate the amazing vocal abilities of the Michael English/Terry Franklin lineup, among others, the addition of David Phelps to Guy Penrod was a …

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