Hidden Gems: Gold City – “A Little Down Payment”

This song came off of the 1997 effort from Gold City, What A Great Lifestyle.  This is an upbeat, traditional song penned by Squire Parsons.  Good group vocals on the first verse and chorus with the melody in Trammell’s baritone line, then a key change and the melody switches to Jonathan Wilburn on the second verse and chorus.  The key changes again and Jay Parrack takes the lead.  A second repeat of the chorus with a key change in the middle occurs and leads to the tag with a couple of surprising chord progressions thrown in.  Is there anything overly flashy about this track?  Not really, but it features the Parrack, Wilburn, Trammell, Riley lineup at their best.  Very solid, very smooth, and very enjoyable.  Put this track on and just try to keep your foot from tapping.

About Wes Burke
I'm a .NET developer and Southern Gospel music fan. Married with a wonderful family.

6 Responses to Hidden Gems: Gold City – “A Little Down Payment”

  1. coomercove says:

    Great song! Of course, What A Great Lifestyle was full of great songs: “God’s Building A Church”, “Between Me And The Storm”, “Little Down Payment”, “Alone In The Garden”, “Touch The Hem”, and “This Old Sinner Testifies”.

  2. natesings says:

    The Squire Parsons Trio also did a version of this song. I liked Seth Parsons’ vocals on it but Greg Bentley didn’t do it as much justice as Jay Parrack did in my opinion.

  3. coomercove says:

    Greg Bentley… *shudders*

    I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but I never thought he could sing.

  4. natesings says:

    Yeah, not the smoothest falsetto out there.

  5. Steven says:

    What a great lifestyle is one of my favorite gold city albums….top notch!

  6. Quaid says:

    This shows how 2 different set of ears can evaluate the same voice in a completley different manner.
    I for one like Greg Bentley’s singing.

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