Southern Gospel Shows Up In The Most Unlikely Places

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time at all, you will know that I am a big fan of jazz music.  I was ripping a Buddy Rich jazz LP from 1972 to mp3 when a familiar tune came on.  Sure enough, the song was “That’s Enough” which was recorded back in the mid ’60s by Jake Hess and The Imperials.  Jake later recorded the song with Terry Bradshaw and also with the Talley Trio.  This recording by Buddy Rich and his big band actually features a female vocal trio, led by Buddy’s daughter Kathy.  It’s a pure big band jazz arrangement, and it’s VERY VERY good.  You just never know where a SG song will turn up!

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

3 Responses to Southern Gospel Shows Up In The Most Unlikely Places

  1. Norm says:

    “That’s Enough” is a black gospel song written by Dorothy Love Coates and recorded by her and her group the Original Gospel Harmonettees probably in the late 40s or early 50s. First version I heard of the song was on Johnny Cash’s 1958 album “The Fabulous JC. Cash was a big fan of black gospel especially Sister Rosetta Tharpe. I imagine Rich heard Coates’ version at some point since he was not a country fan. Jake and the Imperials did it on their first album in the 60s. Gary Timbs did an interesting version with the Statesmen in the 70s with a rocking Jerry Lee Lewis sounding piano played by Timbs.

  2. Norm says:

    Dorothy Love Coates also wrote “Get Away Jordan” covered by the Statesmen and a bunch of gospel quartets since then as well as “Everyday will be Sunday By and By” which the Blackwood Brothers did. Statler Brothers also covered that one.

  3. Love Buddy Rich! I have a couple of his old videos too. One of them in which his drum pedal comes loose and he fixes it while using his right hand with a drumstick on the bass drum and his left hand everywhere else and doesn’t miss a beat. I got a tribute video with Steve Smith, Dennis Chambers, and Phil Collins playing all of his classics.

    Still, none of them can match Mr. Rich.

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