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My eclectic musical archives playlist…

February 18, 2008

ccm-dec86.jpgMy musical tastes have changed over the years.  Always a bit eclectic.  Anything from The Choraleers to The Gatlin Brothers.  Anything from Good ‘Ol Gospel Greats to CCM, to “Pop” to Country, Classical, Jazz. 

However, if you were to explore the cassette tapes in storage in the crawl space of our house, you would find quite a few artifcacts from the early Contemporary Christian Music scene.  My musical tastes have broadened over the years and I am no longer that tuned in to the CCM scene (I relate to Joe’s CCM rant).  Nevertheless, I would have to have a playlist from this era just for a nostolgic journey every now and then. 

Can any of you out there get a bit nostolgic for the early years of CCM with some of these artists?  If you are over the age of 35, sit back, kick up your Vans or Doxiders, grab an R.C. Cola, a McD L.T, and enjoy these classics…

Amy Grant, Russ Taff, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Phil Driscoll, Don Francisco, Farrell and Farrell, DeGarmo and Key, Petra, Stryper (love the hair!)

I began this post with the idea of including some other musical sounds in my ears.  That was far too ambitious for my bronchial-infection depleted energy level.  Perhaps I will add to this later. 

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2008 12:38 pm

    Petra. Stryper. Degarmo & Key. Russ Taff. Oh yeah, those were the good old days. White Heart and White Cross were pretty sweet too.

  2. February 18, 2008 1:28 pm

    Cool stuff guys… Here is the stuff I was listening to when I “came ta Jesus” circa late 80s-early 90’s

    Russ Taff – The Way Home
    Carmen – Radically Saved
    Holy Soldier – (The first album)
    Allies – Long Way from Paradise
    Altar Boys – Gut Level Music
    One Bad Pig – I Scream Sunday

  3. February 18, 2008 3:39 pm

    funny to see your list – it doesn’t seem that long ago . . . as far as CCM, Glad and Silverwind were 2 other of my favorites . . . Stryper was more my younger brother’s interest level :-l

    you know there were a few days when I first returned from overseas that I caught some of WJTL at noon-time (I’m not a regular listener there) when they have “classic cafe” and I would hear songs from all of these artists. I thought to myself. “how amazing that some of these good songs were still on the air” . . . and then it finally hit me one day . . . “classic” cafe . . . duh . . . ok, so now they are old enough to have a special radio spot on the daily schedule . . . ok maybe it has been a while longer than I thought! :-)

  4. February 18, 2008 8:14 pm

    Hey – now you got my memory on recall – yes, I forgot about DeGarmo and Key! I also liked a lot of songs by David Meece and of course, MW Smith :-) I’m so out of that circle now, I don’t even know if Meece is still writing music. Thanks for jogging our memories! It is kind of nice, actually, to then look at all the other wonderful types of music I have been exposed to (including Motown and Jazz) and have come to enjoy since that time in my life.
    NOW to all you other SMC folks who say you read this blog BUT ARE TOO AFRAID TO COMMENT, this is your chance to avoid theology and share about something for fun!!!! I would love to hear what other SMCers listen to or used to listen to . . . even if it’s always been the Choraleers or Mountain Anthems (both of which I have enjoyed over the years too :-)
    BTW, Brian, sorry to hear about your sickness – our whole family has been in various stages of it for over a week now too. Hope you get better soon!

  5. beinganddoing permalink
    February 19, 2008 7:32 am

    Well guys. What about the grand daddy of them all, my personal favorite Larry Norman!?

    Good old driving rock and roll music and a turn of a phrase that would impress Mark Twain, he remains the king in my book. I also remembered some of the other guys and gals you mentioned. They were good, but Norman takes the prize.


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