Similar Song Intros
Recently, I was listening to the Kingsmen song “Called Out.” The introduction’s strong resemblance to the opening bars of the Cathedrals’ “Somebody Touched Me” was quite striking. That got me thinking about other similar intro combinations our genre has seen:
- “Somebody Touched Me” (The Cathedrals, The Prestigious Cathedral Quartet, 1984) and “Called Out” (The Kingsmen, Better in Person, 1985)
- “If God Didn’t Care” (The Statesmen, The Bible Told Me So, 1958) and “I Found the Answer” (The Statesmen, Message In The Sky, 1963)
- “Valley Of The Shadow” (Old Time Gospel Hour Quartet, The Lamb is King, 2000) and “Heroes of The Faith” (Legacy Five, Heroes Of The Faith, 2001) (It seems I’ve discussed this one before.)
- “When Morning Sweeps the Eastern Sky” (Happy Goodmans, Good ‘n’ Happy, 1966) and “When It All Starts Happening” (Happy Goodmans, Bigger ‘n’ Better, 1967) (This is probably the most famous example in our genre.)
What other examples have you all noticed?