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 […]

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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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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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