Another top 5 songs that need to be re-recorded
I consider that Southern Gospel has been steadily improving since the beginning. But there is nonetheless quite a bit of good, forgotten music. In light of that, here are five more songs from decades past that it would be great for a group to bring back. Again, this list is in no particular order.
- Over the Silent Sea (Loy Foust, 1935). This is my favorite convention song that nobody does anymore. It would sound great with Greater Vision borrowing Glenn Dustin for a guest bass part (and including a shape-notes chorus).
- Going Home. I don’t know who wrote this song, but it pre-dates the Gaither song by the same name by decades and is not the same as the Speers song. The song, recorded by the Blackwood Brothers, the Harvesters, and the early Cathedrals, is sometimes called “Going Over Home” to distinguish it from its more recent counterparts. The Dixie Melody Boys would be perfect for the song.
- What a Morning (J.D. Sumner, ca. 1959). Quite a few groups, including Signature Sound, could really get some mileage out of this one.
- When Reville Blows in Heaven (recorded by the Inspirations in the 80s). I’d love to hear the Hoppers try this one, primarily to hear Claude singing bass!
- Whispering Hope (Blue Ridge, Cathedrals, Blackwood Brothers). I’d love to hear a Collingsworth Family rendition of this song.