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.

Brian Free Review

Rating: 4 1/2 STARS (DBM)/4 STARS (JH) Producer: Wayne HaunLabel: Daywind RecordsWebsite: www.brianfreeandassurance.com Song Titles: “The Foundation Medley,” “Why Not Make It Now,” “He’s All That,” “Goodness And Mercy,” “Only

Crabbfest Live 2004 Review

Featured Review: Various Artists – Crabbfest Live 2004Rating: 4 STARS Label: Daywind RecordsCrabbfest 2005 Info: www.thecrabbfamily.com Producers: Ed Leonard, Norman Holland, and Kathy CrabbParticipating Artists: Crabb Family, Mike Bowling, Hoskins

Remembering The Greats Review

Rating: 5 STARS Artists: Various ArtistsLabel: Daywind RecordsWebsite: www.daywindrecords.comProducers: Norman Holland, Ed Leonard, Crystal Burchette, Steven Hoyt and Doug Butts Songs: “I’ve Read The Back Of The Book,” “Master Builder,”

Another review from the vault

I wrote this review in 1998. This CD had more crossover appeal for Christian pop airplay than any other Martins release, IMO. Dave’s Review Dream Big: The Martins (Spring Hill)

OTGHQ Concert Report

The Old Time Gospel Hour Quartet gave a fine performance in Rutherfordton, NC tonight. I and three other members of my quartet sat on the second row so we could

Shoulda beens, round one

It must be difficult getting a new song to break in Southern Gospel. When a monthly chart that runs two or three months behind the actual airplay is considered to

Blast from the past

From time to time, I like to dig one of my old CD reviews out of the closet, dust it off, and let you read it again. I ran across