Saturday News Roundup #113

Worth Knowing

  • The Old Paths with Chris White

    The Old Paths with Chris White (left to right: Wayne Rackley, Jeremy Peace, Chris White, Daniel Ashmore, Doug Roark)

    Crossroads has signed The Old Paths to a long-term recording agreement (video).
  • The Booth Brothers recently taped a video at Gaither Studios. They “sat down with Bill to discuss music, life, family and their faith. After their interview, they all gathered around the piano with Bill to enjoy a little impromptu harmonizing.” They have posted a photo gallery here. (Hat Tip, TGF)
  • Jeff and Sheri Easter are hosting a contest on their Twitter account, with a prize package gained once they add 1,000 new followers.
  • The Mark Trammell Quartet had a bus fire last week; since it was confined to a bay, thankfully, they only have to replace a wiring harness, several air conditioners, and some wiring. They’re expecting that the bus will be back on the road within a few days.

Worth Reading

  • In a first for Southern Gospel, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound debuted an online Magazine on Issuu.
  • Worship Leader Magazine interviews Bill Gaither. [EDIT, 6/18/12: Broken link removed.]
  • Off-topic but also worthwhile: Bruce Ware on Psalm 2 (video). It’s the best response to Rob Bell and The Shack that I’ve seen to date—largely because the focus is on the glory and majesty of the truth, not on the magnitude of the error.

Worth Watching

Home video footage of the Cathedrals is rare enough to make any discovery a particular delight. Here’s a November 1991 rendition of “Wedding Music”:

Worth Discussing

It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!

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  1. Thanks for the Cathedrals video. I’m always amused when Glen gets excited and shakes the left arm/shoulder of Mark or in this case Scott! How are you suppposed to keep playing with that??:-))

    • Shows how good they were! 🙂

      • I will always hold the Cathedrals as the standard for SG….but aside from that, I have so many memories as a young kid listening to their albums, going to concerts.
        I actually started to tear up listening to this. Their impact on me emotionally/spiritually will never be forgotten. I’m sure I’m not alone in that.

      • I wish I had those memories, too! But since I don’t, I’m so glad to have these videos!

  2. Amen to what Matt said. My thoughts also.

  3. You’re not alone, Matt!

    I first saw the Cathedrals back in the late 70’s, when it was George, Glen, Haskell, George A. Webster, & Roy Tremble. . . what a group that was! I have 29 of their recordings on my iPhone and I find myself listening to their old stuff much more than the newer. Songs like He Came Back, The Last Sunday, From a Star to Stripes, Mighty the Lord, Sunshine & Roses, and on & on the list goes.

    LOVED the Cathedrals!

  4. The video reminds me how captivating the Cats were. They didn’t need to jump around (nothing wrong with that) to hold our attention. They had something intangible that you don’t see too often. The absolute best!

  5. The video reminds me how captivating the Cathedral’s were. They didn’t need to jump around (nothing wrong with that) to hold our attention. It was an intangible gift. The absolute best!

  6. Legacy Five has a classy new website design with many fun, interactive, Flash features: It is worth checking out. 🙂