Tony Greene passes away; obituary and funeral arrangements

Tony Greene in ICU with Collapsed Lung According to several reports from around the Internet, Tony Greene of the Greenes is in Intensive Care. He had gone to the hospital earlier this week facing a possible kidney rejection, but after thousands of prayers, was able to keep the kidney. Now his lung has collapsed, and…

Album Review: When the Saints Go Marching In (Cathedral Trio)

This is the second entry in our series of Cathedral Quartet album reviews. The Cathedral Trio’s debut project, Introducing the Cathedral Trio, was enough of a success that the Cathedrals went back into the studio later in the year to record another. If the events in original tenor Bobby Clark’s memoir (The Cathedral Quartet: The…

Album Review: Introducing the Cathedral Trio (Cathedral Trio)

This post starts a series of Cathedral Quartet album reviews with an ultimate goal of an in-depth review of every recording (excluding compilations) recorded by the Cathedrals, from their start as a trio in 1963 through their retirement in 1999. Since the Cathedrals came out of the Weatherfords, their immediate prehistory can be traced back…

Penrod, Hall leave Gaither Vocal Band; Phelps, Lowry, English return

In what can safely be said to be one of Southern Gospel’s biggest stories in the last few years, Bill Gaither announced the departure of half the Gaither Vocal Band—lead singer Guy Penrod and baritone Marshall Hall—and the return of three alumni, David Phelps, Mark Lowry, and Michael English. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken…