Video: All-Star Quartet at GWSGFF

From the too good not to post department comes this video of the all-star quartet at last weekend’s Great Western Southern Gospel Fan Festival in Fresno, California:

The idea of an all-star quartet is one that NQC would do well to adopt—a (say) three-song set with familiar classics that all the nominees would know would be a Saturday night draw for those who aren’t already drawn by the awards ceremony.

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  1. I don’t know how many times they practiced this piece, but to my untrained ear, it was marvelous! The voices seemed to blend well, and I’d forgotten what a wonderful singer Jim Brady is.

  2. Jim Brady……..yea, he’s ok….if you like great singing, songwriting and impeccible tone placement…..I mean if that’s your kind of thing…

    He is awesome and the quartet was pretty good!

  3. If you folks like these “scrap iron quartets” you should go to Grand Ole Gospel Reunion as they do this sort of thing every year. It is the most fun we have in the course of a year.

  4. That was great. They blended well together. I wish they would do something like that at the National Quartet Convention.

  5. I was there, and its was definitely one of the highlights that evening! I just wished they would have done more than just that one song.

  6. WOW! I sure enjoyed that! I wish they had done more than one song!!!! And what a great idea. I agree that the NQC should try this out!

  7. Thanks for posting; I really enjoyed that!

  8. Brady was good but what about David! He flat out sang the tenor part, Davids a solid singer on pitch everytime! Great quartet, off the cuff is awesome!

  9. That was just great!!!!!!! I loved it I had glory bumps when David finished his verse!!!!!!!!!!! Jim Brady is the best baritone in the business hands down IMHO!!!!!!

  10. love it…

  11. They’ve done the All Star quartet thing in the past at NQC. In ’94, it was Danny Funderburke, Ivan Parker, Squire Parsons, and George Younce. In ’95, it was Ernie Haase, Dale Shipley, Glen Allred, and ….I’m drawing a blank on the bass. Anyhow, they were backed by an All Star Band and did two songs between the Fan Awards and the rest of the program on Thursday night.

  12. I’ll have to echo Ben on that one. There are all-star quartets singing on the jam sessions and some even on the main programs all the time and every night. Can’t wait for this year!

  13. Yes, I think they should a quartet with the winners of the favorite tenor, lead, baritone, and bass awards.

  14. That’s one option, but it’s based on voting that took place months ago, including many votes from people who won’t be there. It would be really something to have live voting from the fans on, say, Thursday or Friday (depending on how voting takes place and how long it takes to tabulate ballots). That way if someone has a really stellar week at NQC, or a major group comes out with the next big find that really blows everyone away, that can be reflected. 🙂

  15. Yeah Alan. Remember the “Un-Original Master’s Five”. We got requests for CD’s that evening! One of the most fun things I have ever been involved in.

  16. I am really liking Jim Brady on this one! As for the blend, I thought it was okay, but it could have been smoother, IMO. Still, for off the cuff that’s not bad!