Revisiting The All-Star Quartets
November 9, 2010 5 Comments
Yesterday’s Hidden Gem post got me to thinking about the unrealized potential in the All-Star Quartets series. I’m not sure how sales were of those CDs, but I’d guess not as strong as they could have been. For instance, how many of you would like to hear David Phelps in a quartet setting outside of the GVB? How about Phelps and Daniel Riley in a quartet together? You could on that album. One song (which appeared minus the bass vocal on Lordsong’s debut CD) featured Phelps, Michael Lord, Daniel Riley, and Bill Lawrence. For completeness’ sake, the song is “Trial Of The Heart” and is probably the best song on the disc.
I’d think that doing more of these type of discs would be a great thing today. The “Hymns” side is actually a little less appealing to me than the current material. Let’s take Daywind as an example. They’ve got quite a stable of songwriters. Names like Lindsey, Peck, Funderburk, Habedank, Haun…these folks are constantly churning out songs. Some probably never get recorded that are incredibly strong. Why not take a bunch of these great songs that haven’t had any exposure yet and put some all star groups together to record them? I’d also like to see the groups expanded to include some mixed groups as well.
How would you like to hear these four together? Katy Peach, Kim Ruppe Lord, Paul Lancaster, and Glenn Dustin.
No thanks? Well how bout this? TaRanda Greene, David Phelps, Scott Inman, and Chris West.
I’d tend to think that this would be a win for all involved. The writers and publishers get more great songs out, and marketed well, I’d have to think folks would eat them up.
Crossroads, Daywind, Mansion, Gaither Music Group, New Haven, I’m looking at you guys. Make it happen!