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.

CD Review: Crabb Family (Blur The Lines)

BUY THIS CD!RATING: 4 1/2 Stars Label: Clear Cool MusicProducers: Bubba Smith and the Crabb FamiliyWebsite: www.thecrabbfamily.com Song Titles: “Friend Of God,” “Redeemer,” “One Day,” “Holding Out Hope To You,”

CD Review: Mercy’s Well (Hymns)

RATING: 5 StarsProducer: Donna BeauvaisWebsite: www.mercyswell.com Song Titles: “‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus,” “Nothing But The Blood (Still Saves The Lost),” “Jesus Saves,” “Haven Of Rest” (with “How

CD Review Submissions/Song License Research

Submit A CD For Review 1. Submitted CDs and/or DVDs should be as near to “retail ready” as possible. I will review a pre-release if the retail version of the

CD Review: Tim Surrett (self-titled)

Overall Grade: A minus The Overall Grade is computed from…30% Material Grade: A minus…All these songs are strong, but a couple feel like they belong on a different CD (and

CD Review: Kenny Bishop

BUY THIS CD!RATING: 4 1/2 Stars Label: Daywind RecordsProducer: Woody WrightWebsite: www.kennybishop.com Song Titles: “Lord, Have Mercy,” “Don’t Let Who You Are Keep You Away,” “More Than Amazing,” “God Is

CD Alert: Gospel Quartet Favorites (Palmetto State Quartet)

Traditional quartet doomsday prophets have been proven wrong again. As long as we have groups like the Palmetto State Quartet, you can still get new recordings of groups that sing

CD Review: Strength (Young Harmony)

RATING: 4 Stars Label: Lamon RecordsProducer/Arranger: Dave MoodyWebsite: www.youngharmony.com Song Titles: “I Never Knew Love,” “God’s Still God,” “Letting Go Testimony,” “Let It Go,” “Less Of Me,” “What If He

CD Review: Under Grace (Ivan Parker)

RATING: 4 Stars Label: HorizonProducer/Arranger: Roger TalleyWebsite: www.ivanparker.com Song Titles: “The Grace That I’m Under,” “I Am Whatever You Need,” “I Will Lead The Blind,” “Very First Thing,” “Love Called

CD Review: Be The Miracle (Mark Lowry)

RATING: 4 1/2 Stars Label: Mark Lowry ProductionsProducers: George Hairr, Ray (Chip) Davis, and Michael EnglishWebsite: www.marklowry.com Song Titles: “Be The Miracle,” “What Kind Of King Is This,” “I’ve Never

CD Review: It’s So God (Brian Free And Assurance)

RATING: 5 Stars Label: DaywindProducer/Arranger: Wayne HaunWebsite: www.brianfreeandassurance.com Song Titles: “When The Lord Says Go,” “It’s All About The Blood,” “The Coming Of The King,” “If It Takes A Valley,”

A few words about CD ratings

Song selection, arranging, production, packaging, and vocal quality are considered when CD ratings are determined. Including half stars, there are nine possible ratings ranging from 1 Star to 5 Stars.

DVD Review: Live From Toronto (Gaither)

RATING: 4 1/2 Stars Label: Gaither Music GroupProducer: Bill GaitherWebsite: www.gaither.com Song Titles: “Bread Upon The Water,” “Some Things Never Change,” “Just A Little While,” “Why Don’t You Try Jesus,”