Legacy Five, The Rapture, and Obama
—– Very Mini-CD Review (due to new chapters in my life…bear with me…I’ll give details soon) “It’s A Wonderful Life”. First of all, I think Legacy Five is a good sounding quartet. I think Gus was a valuable edition, that ultimately enhanced that sound. With the very little turnover they’ve had, it’s easy to view them as consistent, but also capable of flying under the radar to the average joe southern gospel listener.
There are a few good songs on this project. “Living In The Palace” is the best, should do very well on radio, and concert as well. If I was in a regional or church quartet, I’d buy the track. I was also glad to see a comeback with “For What Earthly Reason”. Obviously, Gus adds a new dynamic to the song, but there’s no sense in offering my opinion as to which version is my favorite, for they are different. “Ask Me Why” also grew on me the more I listened and I would certainly qualify it as solid.
Produced by Steve Mauldin, the production is very quality even in its step back from the Goss enterprise. Familiarity. Was glad to hear David Huntsinger was still lurking around on the keys (I remember a bunch of his work in the 80s and 90s on some terrific projects). The overall song selection, stylistically, reminds me of The Cathedrals “Raise The Roof”. A plethora of diddies. There is certainly a market for that in Southern Gospel.
—– God-king Obama? Get your trust out of politics. Obama isn’t the first Presidential crisis we’ve had in our young nation’s history.
—– Throw the old models of Women’s Ministry out! Bring on some ground-breaking, get your hands dirty, theologically faithful women who truly want to grow and show grace to the their community by involving themselves in something other than a dinner party, pink night, and crying. Cool article found here.