The Top 5 SG Albums of All Time – #4 (tie)

Singing Americans – Black and White
“Black And White was way ahead of its time in terms of production and performance style. Twenty-five years later, this album still sounds like it could have been recorded recently. Michael English had emerged as a dominant and unique lead singer by this point and the song selection couldn’t be better. Black And White has the perfect balance of variety ranging from toe-tappers like “Jesus Got Ahold Of Me” and “Victory Side” to ballads like “Welcome To Heaven” and “I’d Still Want To Go.” The a cappella closer “God Be With You Till We Meet Again” is the icing on the cake.”
— David Bruce Murray, musicscribe.com
Cathedrals – Something Special
“After spending two decades laying the foundation for their future success, Something Special was the first of a string of landmark albums that would make the Cathedrals a mega-group. From the radio hit “Step Into the Water” – the biggest radio hit the Cathedrals ever had – to the novelty song “Mexico,” several songs from this project would stay in the Cathedrals’ repertoire for the remaining seventeen years they spent on the road.”
— Daniel Mount, southerngospelblog.com
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8 Responses to The Top 5 SG Albums of All Time – #4 (tie)

  1. Brad says:

    Love both of those projects! I agree wholeheartedly with what you said about Black and White being way ahead of its time. Most people try to ignore the Kirk Talley era with the Cathedrals, but it was one of the most positive eras for the group in making strides, professionally. I can’t wait to see what the next ones are. Thanks for sharing with us all………

    • burkesbrainwork says:

      Thanks, but I can’t take credit for the comments about the albums, I’m actually soliciting comments from survey respondents on the “winning” albums. Black and White came from David Bruce Murray, owner of the Musicscribe.com blog.

      You can’t imagine how fun it was to receive the ballots back… :-)

  2. Diana says:

    I wasn’t a fan at the time these albums came out, but I sure did enjoy reading the comments about them. I can hardly wait to see which other albums make up the rest of the top 5 list!

  3. quartet-man says:

    This had some great stuff too. After Awhile was one of my favorites. This was the first Singing Americans lp I heard. A friend recognized English on a new copy they had at a discount bookstore probably around 1988-1992 or so. I drove around 15 miles one way to get it and bought more copies from the discontinueds at Springside Marketing (my first order with them.

  4. quartet-man says:

    Sorry, this netbook didn’t display enough for me to see the lps are not under separate comments. My first comment was on “live” and second on Black and White. As far as “Something Special” I like some things on it, but there are several Cathedrals lps that deserve to be on it more than that one. IMHO.

  5. quartet-man says:

    Okay, Sensei. ;-)

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