The Gospel Singing Jubilee

Those suits! Those hair-dos! Those pop arrangements of venerable tunes! It's Lawrence Welk for Bible-thumpers.

Some background.

Three more segments below the jump, and even more on YouTube..

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 16, 2015
     Category: Kitsch and Collectibles | Music | Religion | Television | 1960s | 1970s

Remind me of Pat Boone.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/16/15 at 08:09 AM
My father was a gospel singer and we knew the Goodmans and he sang at their church in Madisonville Kentucky a few times. Matching suits and big hair (Vestal was the undefeated champion in the big hair competition) were the fashion at that time. The quartet my father sang with had five or six different suits they would wear for "singings" sometimes changing between acts to impress the audience. Many years later we ran into a member of the group at a restuarant and he told us how those suits came in handy as burial suits for members of his family.
Posted by Upton O'Goode on 04/16/15 at 08:28 AM
Great memories nicely shared, Upton. Thanks!
Posted by Paul on 04/16/15 at 10:01 AM
BooKoo years ago I bought the Time-Life set of Tennessee Ernie singing Gospel & every now and again I load it up and sing along.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/16/15 at 10:44 AM
Hey, even Elvis belted out a few gospel tunes!

You have to give these people credit for their perseverance over nearly sixty years of entertaining.
Posted by KDP on 04/16/15 at 02:50 PM
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