Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Bill Gaither Remembers Old Friends

Published Thursday 1st February 2007
Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Bill Gaither Remembers Old Friends
Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Bill Gaither Remembers Old Friends

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 20029-11463
LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHD2607
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £5.99

Reviewed by Dave Brassington

This is a retrospective of Southern gospel artists who have now passed away. This poignant CD has three tracks each from Hovie Lister, James Blackwood, Bill's brother Danny Gaither, Wally Varner, J D Sumner, Glen Payne and Anthony Burger. Hovie was a stalwart of Southern gospel groups in the '30s and '40s, and James was a founder member of the Blackwood Brothers and brother Danny made up the original Gaither Trio together with Bill and his wife Gloria. I found his version of "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go" very moving. There are two great renditions by J D of "I Just Steal Away And Pray" and the catchy "Dig A Little Deeper In God's Love", both showcasing the late star's extraordinary, deep voice. Anthony Burger was a stalwart of Gaither music, being an exceptionally fine piano player who tragically died at an early age only recently and on his tracks shows plenty of flamboyant technique. All in all, a pleasant CD.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. The Old Landmark [Listen]
2. I'm Gonna Keep On [Listen]
3. I Lost It All To Find Everything [Listen]
4. I'm Feeling Fine - It Is No Secret [Listen]
5. It Is Finnished [Listen]
6. I Want To Be More Like Jesus [Listen]
7. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go [Listen]
8. You And Me Jesus [Listen]
9. Heartmender [Listen]
10. Looking For A City [Listen]
11. Keep On The Firing Line [Listen]
12. Goodby, World, Goodby [Listen]
13. You've Got To Walk That Lonesome Road [Listen]
14. I Just Steal Away And Pray [Listen]
15. Dig A Little Deeper In God's Love [Listen]
16. Trying To Get A Glimpse [Listen]
17. If I Can Help Somebody [Listen]
18. I'd Rather Have Jesus [Listen]
19. Shout To The Lord [Listen]
20. Hallelujah Chorus [Listen]
21. How Great Thou Art [Listen]

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Product Description
Join Bill Gaither as he remembers some of gospel music's most inspiring personalities: his heroes. These keepsake videos go behind the scenes to tell the stories of gospel pioneers and trendsetters.

Through rare interviews, conversations and vintage television clips from the 40s, 50s and 60s, Bill Gaither invites you to discover the unique individuals who have shaped the music we love. These remarkable videos are sure to entertain, inform and inspire!

They feature the best songs and performances from these popular Homecoming Friends including Glen Payne, James Blackwood, J.D. Sumner, Hovie Lister, Wally Varner, Danny Gaither and Anthony Burger.

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