Vinyl Record Review

The Downings – Once More…With Feeling (1971)

September 28, 2022 0

Much like 1970, the year 1971 brought additional changes for the Downings, and along with those changes, we also saw the group releasing 2 more new albums.  The first album being, “Once More…with Feeling”, and […]

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The Downings – This Is the Day (1970)

September 19, 2022 0

1970 was a year of big changes for the Downings, as by the summer of 1970, more changes ensued as Sue Chenault had left the group and joined the Speers, where she remained for about […]

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Happiness Is The Downings (1970)

September 12, 2022 0

As the 60s came to a close and the 70s began, the Downings were growing and changing with the times.  After a whirlwind first year on the road and recording 3 albums during that short […]

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The Downings – Sheltered In the Arms of God (1969)

September 5, 2022 0

For the Downings’ third and final album for 1969 (and the last album of the original group), things really seemed to be gelling nicely for the Downings, as they released a very cohesive sounding album.  […]

Vinyl Record Review

Up With The Downings (1969)

August 29, 2022 0

Soon after the release of their first album, “Take One”, the Downings signed with Heartwarming Records (a subsidiary of the Benson Company…the same label for such groups as the Speers, Rambos, Oak Ridge Boys, Bill […]

Vinyl Record Review

The Downings – Take One (1996)

August 22, 2022 0

1969 was such an eventful year for America and the world.  During those 12 months in time, we were heavily involved in the Vietnam War, there was plenty of social unrest across the country, we […]


Vinyl Record Review (An Introduction)

August 8, 2022 0

Welcome to a new weekly feature here at Absolutely Gospel called, “Vinyl Record Review”.  I am excited to offer this weekly feature and I appreciate the opportunity to do so!  First, let me introduce myself […]

Historic Proportions

Sue Dodge – Life, Love & Music

December 1, 2017 0

Some artists in gospel music simply possess the ability of making their audience fall in love with them before they even sing their first song.  Sue Chenault Dodge possesses such an ability.  Her singing career […]