Vinyl Record Review

The Downings – Birthplace (1977)

November 28, 2022 0

The 1970’s was a volatile time in the music industry, not just in gospel.  Every genre was experiencing growth as it was bombarded with all sorts of styles.  In an attempt to be a cross-over […]

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The Downings – Spiritfest (1976)

November 14, 2022 0

After enjoying the immense success of their “Praise Him!” live album, the Downings weren’t done blazing trails and playing around with different sounds and styles.  Their next 2 studio albums were a musical playground of […]

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The Downings – Praise Him! (1975)

November 7, 2022 0

One of the greatest and most exciting live albums ever recorded is this latest album by the Downings, appropriately titled, “Praise Him!”.  Filled with lots of exciting upbeat tunes that make live albums so…well…exciting…the album […]


We May Start Without You

November 7, 2022 0

I feel cheated.   Nobody ever taught us this fact in school, but from what I read, the First Thanksgiving was not a single dinner, but a three day harvest festival.  THREE DAYS!  I thought nothing […]


His Blessed Assurance

October 24, 2022 0

Admittedly, I was much closer to my mother than my father. I was the youngest of five children from a blended family and was the baby of our bursting-at-the seams tribe. My mother doted on […]

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The Downings – Greater (1973)

October 24, 2022 0

1973 was a huge and busy year for the Downings.  Along with releasing 2 major albums (“Love Beyond Compare” and “Greater”), Ann, Joy and Dony each released individual solo albums (Paul had released a solo […]

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The Downings – Neighbors (1972)

October 10, 2022 0

After 3 years of being on the road and recording 7 albums during that time, things slowed down a bit and the group only recorded one album in 1972…titled, “Neighbors”.  This year also saw more […]

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