Saturday News Roundup #157

Worth Knowing

  • Mike Bowling of The Bowlings had a polyp on his vocal cords. His prognosis was surgery and an extensive recovery time . . . until Wednesday, when he posted this update to Facebook: “Overwhelmed with joy tonight, praising God for his healing touch. Most of you know I had a large polyp on my right vocal chord and was facing surgery. Off the road for voice rest for 4 weeks yesterday the doctor ran the scope down and the polyp is completely gone! Praise God for healing. Thanks to all of you for praying for me, you all have touched the throne of God many times for me in the last few years and for that I’m so grateful to have friends like you.”
  • George Beverly Shea turned 104 yesterday.
  • The Collingsworth Family posted a prayer request on Wednesday on Facebook: Songwriter Marty Milikin, who wrote their song “Jesus is All I Need,” was diagnosed with kidney cancer this week and will be facing surgery shortly.
  • As MusicScribe noted several weeks ago, Landon Beene’s promotions company recently launched a new Southern Gospel magazine, Gospel Music Quarterly. [EDIT, 3/16/13: Broken link removed.]Β You can find the first issue available for free download here or here.
  • After an extensive series of polls to narrow the field, SoGospelBackRow has a poll up to determine the all-time best Southern Gospel album cover.

Worth Watching

Signature Sound has introduced each of their bass singers with a solo showcasing the melodic upper end of their ranges. For Tim Duncan, it was “Old Rugged Cross.” For Ian Owens, it was “I Believe.” Now, for Paul Harkey, it is “Scars in the Hands of Jesus”:

Worth Discussing

It’s open thread Saturdayβ€”you decide!

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  1. Great hearing Paul Harkey on this song!!! He can sing-but-can he dance?

  2. Paul has a great voice and from the few videos I’ve seen,he is a good fit for EHSS.

  3. I remember a post that asked about a certain group’s “signature song”. Have you ever thought about doing something along those lines for particular artists? Could make for some great discussion.

    • I’m thinking I already have, to various extents on various groups. But when it gets to more than 3,000 posts here, please pardon me for not remembering the details of some of them! πŸ™‚

      • Daniel, you are not old enough to be forgetting or not remembering.

      • Hmm, does anyone remember all 3,000 posts here? πŸ™‚

  4. So being a huge George Younce fan I wonder if Ernie Haase was to ge a project out of George Younce songs what of his 40 songs would he use and if he had various groups sing those songs what song would fit each group?…on a side note a short story about George. In 1981 I atendedmy first Cathedral consert; during the concert they sang a song and after they sang it George turned to Roger and said “Roger you take off like Schniders housecat and we’ll try and keep up” Well years later (1993ish) I approached George at a concert and asked him about Schniders housecat. He looked at me, put his hand on my shoulder got all choked up and said “Son Schniders housecat died.”LOL that is what I loved about George Humor was a big part of who he was. I sure do miss him. His birthday would be on the 21st this month if he was still with us….Danial can we make this George younce month on SGB.C?

  5. Here is a link to my brother’s blog that has a couple videos of Marty Millikin playing piano with Kim Collingsworth. He is an awesome piano player. As well as songwriter.

  6. Paul has been a great fit for EHSS. I feel like he brings the low notes that Ian couldn’t, while also having the upper end that Tim didn’t have.

  7. Praise God for Mike Bowlings healing – our Lord is Amazing!!!! And Happy Birthday to George Beverly Shea – God bless him real good. And EHSS – my favorite guys – have seen them in person and they never fail to make me feel so special – like I am their best friend.

  8. Daniel, I was really happy to have heard about Mike Bowling days ago. That was really awesome. But I do have to pick on you here. (What is new? πŸ˜‰ ) Vocal chords are three or more vocalists singing different notes. πŸ˜‰ I think you mean vocal chords. πŸ™‚

    • Ummm……

      Pardon my ignorance quartet-man, but I don’t see the difference.

      • Chords and cords….:-)

      • I thought for sure I put cords the second time, but it was late, I was tired and maybe I am so used to typing chords that I missed it. It IS strange. Maybe Daniel edited me to get me back. πŸ˜‰ Just kidding. It is probably just a case of being tired, being late, and David’s rule about making mistakes when you correct others’ grammar or spelling. LOL

      • No, I haven’t edited any of your comments. I’ve been away from the computer for 11 or 12 hours, going straight from church to a Soul’d Out Quartet concert. πŸ™‚

      • A cord is something thin and flexible—vocal cords are a physical part of your body that look kinda like cords. πŸ™‚

  9. While trying to correct Daniel’s misspelling of “vocal cords” – he inadvertently made the same mistake himself.

  10. It’s open thread, found this last week. Youtube user Joshua Ureke post this video

  11. For Tim Duncan, with SSQ didn’t he do a song showcasing his upper range. I think it was on a Christmas album. I’m thinking the song was ‘Who Do you Think’????

    (P.S. The last song on Tim’ s solo album is amazing. I still can’t believe it’s him singing.)

    • Yes, that song showcased his upper range and was so strong that I’m assuming anyone who refers to his upper range as weak hasn’t heard that song yet!