Posts From David Bruce Murray

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.

Best CDs, DVDs and Songs from 2016

Check out DBM’s list of the top CDs, DVDs, and songs from 2016!

The Originals: I Know

“I Know” was first heard in 1970, but part of it had been heard many years before.

The Originals: Operator

Who sang “Operator” first? If you say Manhattan Transfer or the Downings, you are wrong. Read the article for the answer!

The Originals: Go Out To The Program

Did you know another group recorded “Go Out To The Program” before the Oak Ridge Quartet?

The Originals: Mary, Did You Know?

Did you know this lyric waited six years for its melody?

The Originals: What A Day That Will Be

The Golden Keys Quartet was the first group to record this Southern Gospel

The Originals: Look For Me At Jesus’ Feet

Let’s revisit The Calvarymen of West Virginia for another installment of The Originals.

The Originals: How Great Thou Art

Did you know “How Great Thou Art” went through three languages before it was translated into English?