NQC 2007 highlights DVD released

The National Quartet Convention just released its 2007 highlights CD/DVD. The songlist includes:

Kingdom Heirs – “The Rock’s Between The Hard Place And You”
Greater Vision – “Redeemed Medley ”
Kingsmen – “Finished Indeed ”
Karen Peck & New River – “I’m Gonna Get Up ”
Ivan Parker – “The Best Hallelujah In The House ”
The Hoppers – “Grace Will Always Be Greater ”
Mark Lowry / LordSong – “May Did You Know ”
Booth Brothers- “The River Keeps A-Rollin’ ”
The Perrys – “He Will Hide Me ”
Gold City – “Get Up, Get Ready ”
Dove Brothers – “I Can Pray ”
Reggie Saddler Family – “Winner Out Of A Sinner ”
Brian Free & Assurance – “Save A Seat At The Table ”
Legacy Five – “I Stand Redeemed ”
Talley Trio – “That’s Enough “

It looks like it will be the usual mixed bag–current radio songs with group standbys, fast songs with slow songs, and selections that were undoubtedly among the high points along with selections that make you scratch your head.

Take Gold City: Like the song or not, if you were there in person to gage audience reaction, it would have definitely seemed as though “Preach the Word” was the highlight of their set every time they sang it. Or take the Perrys; “He Will Hide Me” was neither one of their newest songs nor the song that got the biggest audience reaction. (That would probably have been the Perrys / Mark Trammell Trio rendition of “I Wish I Coulda Been There” on Thursday night.)

Mixed bag or not, will probably be something on this video for nearly every Southern Gospel fan.


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  1. The interesting thing about the selection of “Get Up, Get Ready” is that it has already appeared on one of the NQC Live projects. It was the opening song on NQC Live 2000.

  2. And “Get Up, Get Ready”, while a great song, isn’t exactly considered one of their all time classics like “When I Get Carried Away” or “There Rose A Lamb”, or other such songs. Kind of an interesting inclusion, if you ask me.

  3. Nice. I’ll be sure to get this one!

  4. Sometimes I think someone at Crossroads has a sense of humor and does things like this just to see if we notice!

    More likely, it was easier to arrange the licensing for the Get Up, Get Ready soundtrack, released on a Daywind record, then to get New Haven to release use of one of the tracks from the new project.

  5. I still haven’t heard the complete cut of L5’s new recording of “I Stand Redeemed” (although I must say the sample on their website is LIGHTYEARS ahead of the original cut), and I missed the performance at NQC. Looking forward to hearing the full song!

  6. Who decides which group or soloist, and which song gets on the DVD? I am sure we all have our “opinions” on this…..

  7. Crossroads Music, with certain restrictions imposed by the NQC board.

  8. Shoulda been:

    Kingdom Heirs – “The Rock’s Between The Hard Place And You”
    Greater Vision – “Means Just What It Says”
    Kingsmen – “Saints Will Rise ”
    The Hoppers – “Grace Will Always Be Greater ”
    Mark Lowry / LordSong – “May Did You Know ”
    Booth Brothers & Roy Webb – “Look for Me At Jesus’ Feet”
    The Perrys – “Come and Get Me ”
    Gold City – “Preach the Word”
    Dove Brothers – “I Can Pray ”
    Reggie Saddler Family – “Winner Out Of A Sinner ”
    Legacy Five – “I Stand Redeemed ”
    Talley Trio – “That’s Enough “
    Dixie Echoes – “Old Fashioned Way”
    Dixie Melody Boys “When I Cross”
    Triumphant w/Booth Brothers – “I Know I’m Going Home”
    Mark Trammell Trio – “Once Upon A Cross”
    Florida Boys – “He Is Mine and I Am His” + the Tribute & Farewell

  9. Daniel, I think you are correct in saying that licensing has a huge impact on what songs are chosen for these collections.

  10. Any word on what the bonus features will be? Like last year’s having some of the Bass Competition and such.

  11. Yes, the bonus features are supposed to include the Florida Boys farewell.

    I will be purchasing that, both since I was there and want to save that memory and since I am quite curious to see if they artificially upped what sounded to me to be very weak applause when Les asked if people wanted another group to carry the name on.

  12. JoSatchmo, you’re right on! I would be much quicker to buy the dvd with that song list!! Brilliant ideas include the Kingsmen “Saint’s Will Rise,” Greater Vision’s “It Means Just What It Says,” Triumphant’s “I Know I’m Going Home,” Gold City’s “Preach The Word,” and others. You should have put this together! 🙂

  13. Quote:
    “……..I am quite curious to see if they artificially upped what sounded to me to be very weak applause when Les asked if people wanted another group to carry the name on.”

    Sounds like a silly reason to buy a dvd.

  14. It would be my guess that our “weak applause” was due to the fact that this was supposed to be “The Florida Boys Farewell” as in, the name and group is retired. Les then shocks everybody by announcing this “new group.” I did think the “Farewell” was rather lackluster in itself, with Ol’ Redsocks Darrell Stewart not even playing.
    I do hope the Florida Boys thing includes some of their other performances of the week, such as when they let Derrell sing and Tim Lovelace joined with him halfway through the song…. Wishful thinking, probably.

  15. I still think that a “nut” must have been in charge of the farewell…sorry Les if it was you.