The Greenes: “When I Knelt”
I was just writing about this song earlier in the week and so was thrilled today to happen upon what looks like a fairly recent upload to youtube of the Greenes performing it live in the 1980s (at least it sure appears to be the 80s, judging by Kim Greene’s hair, among other cosmetic differences). The notes from the uploader says this clip is from the 10th Anniversary Live recording
, but I’m not so sure. At least Kim’s set up of the song differs from what I hear on the audio-only track I’ve been listening to for years, and the song itself is sung with slight but nevertheless perceptible differences. Plus I don’t hear the cello (or at least what sounds like a cello) accompaniment from the 10th Anniversary recording in this youtube clip (though I guess this and other differences could be the result of overdubs and studio “fixes”). (See here and here for an explanation of the discrepancy … in short, this both is and isn’t the 10th Anniversary Live recording). No matter, a great find that captures a great moment of music in southern gospel.
Now if I could just find an upload of “More Precious Than Gold.”
PS: In case you’re wondering why I didn’t say more about the musical aspects of the recording, it’s because I’ve covered most of that ground already.
PPS: For an earlier discussion of the captive/captor issue in the first line of the song, see here.Email this Post