Hidden Gems: Turning Point – “Devil’s Barbecue”
October 23, 2012 3 Comments
I don’t know for sure that I’d call this a “Hidden Gem” but it’s a song that I remember fondly from my childhood. It’s a gimmicky song in the vein of “Excuses”, but it’s a catchy little tune about going to a barbecue hosted by the devil and finding out that you’re the one that’s getting grilled. The last verse talks about another party that’s not as popular, but you won’t get burned. It’s pure cheese, but I was probably 8 years old or so when I heard it, I loved it, and I still remember it.
The biggest reason I’m posting this is to ask: does anyone else know/remember this group? It was a trio that consisted of Phil Gore and identical twin brothers, Jim and John Lancaster. The very few results I’ve found on Google on them is that they were formed at Judson College, a Baptist college in Illinois. They came to my church in WV when I was a kid and sang for a revival, so they were there several nights. These guys had a really smooth sound. Probably a more worthy hidden gem would have been their version of “Surely The Presence”, but that just might make it to a Definitives post. It’s that good. Do any of you readers know where these guys are now?