Ecko Records Gospel Sampler 2010Ecko Records, home of The Gospel Miracles, The Echoaires, and The Eternal Light Singers, just released a CD sampler. The sampler contains one song from The Gospel Miracles, two from The Eternal Light Singers, and two new songs from The Echoaires,.

From The Echoaires upcoming CD “Ol’ Skool – Nu Flava” are the songs “I Owe The Lord” and “Don’t Forget The Bridge.” Both songs represent that old school quartet singing at its finest.

The Gospel Miracles CD “Hold Out” is one of the standout CDs of 2010. It is currently in the top 10 of Gloryland Gospel’s Top 20 Gospel Quartet CDs Chart. Huey Williams of The Jackson Southeraires is featured on the title track. The song from the CD on the sampler is “Trouble In My Way.”

The Eternal Light Singers CD is titled Simply Outstanding. It was one of the standout CDs of 2009. The songs from the CD on the sampler are “Wrapped Up” and “Walkin’ With Me.”

Listen to songs from the Sampler CD during the Quartet Mix at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio broadcast beginning September 25, 2010.

The EchoairesThe EchoAires established themselves as a solid group with the release of the CD and DVD Transformation. Now they are back with their newest project and second release on Ecko Records, “Ol’ Skool – Nu Flava.”

In this recording The Echoaires bring forth a fresh new sound while staying true to their gospel quartet roots. The CD contains all new material.

“With the success of their first Ecko Records release “Transformation” The Echoaires have become one of the hottest new groups on the gospel scene with appearances on major programs across the country as well as T. V. appearances.”

Songs on the new CD include “One More Day,” “I’m Looking,” “He Keeps On Making Away,” “I’m In Good Hands,” “I Owe The Lord,” “You Can Depend On God,” “The Lord Is Blessing Me,” “Don’t Forget The Bridge,” and “God Will.” Although this is an all studio project, it also contains a “Devotion” and “Benediction.”

Listen to songs from the new CD during the Quartet Mix at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio broadcast beginning September 25, 2010.

The Kings of Quartet TourThe Kings of Quartet Tour is on the way to Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. The week of September 20 through 26, 2010, will be a historic one for gospel quartet fans and the gospel quartet genre. During that week, three of the top gospel quartet groups will tour together in the states mentioned.

The groups on the tour are Lee Williams and The Spiritual QC’s, Doc McKenzie and The Hi-Lites and The Canton Spirituals. Thus the three kings – Lee, Doc and Harvey.

Without getting into a discussion on whether the groups’ lead singers are in deed the KINGS of gospel quartet music, it is safe to same, at this time, they are 3 of the most recognized lead singers in this genre.

The actual Kings of Quartet was a titled devised by Doc McKenzie and the folks at Hi-Lites Music Ministries in 2009. The Bridge the Gap Tour, Volume 2, was actually subtitled “Featuring The Three Kings Of Quartet.”

The current Kings of Quartet Tour is reminiscent of the days when groups like The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Sensational Nightingales, The Angelics, along with Madame Edna Gallmon Cooke, would tour together. Those tours would be weeks upon weeks and include concerts on Monday through Friday as well as the weekend.

It is good to see the Kings returning to an idea that served the gospel quartet genre so well in the past. We do believe the September tour will be a success. For specific dates and venues, visit the websites of Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC’s or Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites.

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