Question: Date of 1970s Kingsmen LP box set
Yesterday, I found a gold mine of old Southern Gospel records at a Goodwill in this region. One of my finds yesterday was a Kingsmen box set that, until then, I hadn’t heard of. In fact, it’s not even listed in SGHistory.com’s Kingsmen discography, and it is unusual for an album by a Kingsmen-tier group to slip past all of the editors’ attention.
This box set contains four LPs:
- Ernie and the Men of Music
- Kingsmen singing Bluegrass Pickin’
- America’s Favorite Hymns Vol. II
- The Kingsmen sing songs by Squire Parsons
It appears that the set must have been recorded somewhere around 1978. The vocal lineup pictured is Ernie Phillips, Jim Hamill, Squire Parsons, and Ray Dean Reese. Anthony Burger, who joined in 1978, is pictured, while Mark Trammell, who also joined in or shortly after 1978, is not. Does anyone know for sure what year this came out?
On the Men of Music album, four band members are pictured. Burger, naturally, is one. Are the other three Greg Fox, Gary Dillard, and Jim McCauley?
(Part of the reason I ask is my own curiosity, but another part is that I contribute edits to SGHistory, and I’d like to enter this set correctly for future reference.)