NQC By Internet, Friday, Hour 2

Snapshots From Friday Evening
7:00 The McKameys are singing “Right On Time” in their traditional style.

7:04 Peg is reporting on Ruben Bean’s health condition. He couldn’t join them for the concert tonight due to a flare-up of sciatica yesterday. Mark Trammell paused during his set last night to pray for Ruben, and Peg just thanked him for taking time to do that. She reported that Ruben is feeling much better today.

7:07 Connie Fortner is singing now. She has a nice voice that is often overlooked due to the group’s collective onstage persona. It’s good to hear them feature her.

7:10 Now they’re onto “Under His Feet”…there’s that collective persona I was talking about! My, my, my…God bless ’em! :o)

7:14 “I’m Home”…Peg is speaking the lines as an echo to Carol as she’s singing her solo part…let her sing it, Peg! :o)

7:16 They just launched into “God On The Mountain,” a great song. This is the type of song that is remembered because of the lyric, regardless of who sings it. As a classic, it’s begging to be re-arranged and presented fresh by a modern artist…Mercy’s Mark comes to mind.

7:22 Solid Gospel is interviewing Ed Crawford of the Mystery Men Quartet now. He’s a great guy…wonderful personality.

7:27 Greater Vision opens their set with “‘Til The Storm Passes By.” The Greenes performed this song earlier in the week and gave it a personal context with regard to their family’s health issues.

7:31 Greater Vision sings “My Name Is Lazarus” next. It was a huge hit in the late 1990s.

7:34 Next up is “So Much God.” So far, Greater Vision is going down memory lane with this set. You’d think they’d be pushing songs from Faces right off the bat. It was received recognition as the Favorite Album in the Fan Awards last night.

7:45 Gerald Wolfe is having some fun at Rodney Griffin’s expense when Solid Gospel breaks from commercials and extended DJ chit chat. Greater Vision ends their set with the song “Faces,” which also won Favorite Song in the Fan Awards last night.

7:52 The Hoppers take the stage seven minutes later than scheduled. The McKameys started a minute before their scheduled start time…guess who ran over…yep, it was the Favorite Trio of 2005. :o)

7:54 Connie Hopper is featured on “I’ve Come Too Far To Look Back” to start the Hoppers’ set.

7:58 It’s “Look For Me Around The Throne” now. This group is so precise vocally.

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David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray's Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both SGHistory.com and MusicScribe.com. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

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  1. Reply September 17, 00:37 #1 joe

    I agree with you that “God On The Mountain” is a great song. I like the McKameys’ version best, even if I’m not a fan of theirs.
    My favorite song is probably, “Till The Storm Passes By”, but I haven’t heard a version that I’ve liked for years. I didn’t hear the Greenes sing it, however.
    I believe that “Faces” is my pick for the song of the hour, however.

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