Saturday News Roundup #165
- Greater Vision is doing a going-out-of-print sale for Faces, Quartets, and Live at First Baptist Atlanta here. The titles will undoubtedly remain in print digitally.
- An Oklahoma newspaper has an article on Lily Fern Weatherford’s retirement.
- NQC has updated their 2013 mainstage schedule, adding The Sneed Family on Monday, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound on Tuesday, The Bowlings and The Nelons on Friday, and the Down East Boys on Saturday.
- Former Jordanaires tenor Gordon Stoker has passed away.
- Former LeFevres soprano Teresa McNeill Burrell passed away on Thursday.
- Canton Junction is discontinuing their debut recording, which we reviewed here, and replacing it with Show Me Your Way, releasing May 21. Eleven tracks will be from the discontinued debut, and will apparently be re-cut with new vocalist Shane McConnell. There will be three new tracks, live renditions of “Just a Little Talk with Jesus/Jesus on the Main Line Medley” and “In God We Still Trust,” and a new studio track, “Back On My Feet Again.”
- Worth Reading: John Mathis’s column Southern Gospel Music – the 10% and the 90%.
Here’s a video of Gerald Williams’ Melody Boys Quartet in their prime:
It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!