Stamps Baxter Encore
After dinner tonight I couldn’t resist taking another listen to those Stamps Baxter clips from earlier today and ended up clicking my through a series of other clips from the same recording. Here’re two of the highlights by way of an encore.
First, “Every Day is a Song,” which is both a lovely, understated number, and also written by Eugene McCammon, a leading figure in singing convention circles who, among many other things, teaches theory at Stamps Baxter. I was fortunate enough to run into him at NQC and chat for a bit. Thanks again for your time, Eugene.
And finally, the crowd-pleasing “God Will Provide.” They’re taking the song several mms too quick for the lyrics to be fully comprehensible (stick with it; things get better after the first verse), but that hardly matters. It’s such an infectious tune.
Hard to imagine any good reasons why more mainstream southern gospel acts aren’t using more of this music. At any rate, its quality and memorability far exceeds much of what’s coming from the pens of allegedly top-tier sg writers.
Or maybe it’s just that everyone and everything sounds better backed up by such gobsmackingly good piano playing. Set me free.Email this Post