Bill Gaither

Gaither Homecoming Classics, Vol. 1

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For anyone looking to get a musical shot of old-time religion, BILL GAITHER'S 20 ALL-TIME FAVORITE HOMECOMING SONGS & PERFORMANCES: VOLUME 1 hits the spot. The album was inspired by Christian songwriter/performer Gaither's recording session with the Southern-gospel heroes of his youth in 1991. Featuring live performances recorded between 1995 and 2003 from a variety of locales, this collection trots out many well-loved classics ranging from a rollicking reading of the standard "Highway to Heaven" rendered by Jessy Dixon and Glen Payne, to a number of Andrae Crouch-penned spirituals including Russ Taff's richly delivered "My Tribute" and CeCe Winans' controlled reading of "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power." Gaither even manages to kick in a number of compositions written with wife Gloria, including "The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference" and "Joy Comes in the Morning," interpreted by the Gaither Vocal Band and Joy Gardner respectively. As he has done so many times before, Bill Gaither once again displays both devotion to his faith and a keen ear for musical talent.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Bill Gaither feat: Ivan Parker 03:31
2 Bill Gaither feat: Squire Parsons 03:23
3 Bill Gaither feat: Russ Taff 03:19
4 Bill Gaither feat: Joy Gardner 03:55
5 Bill Gaither feat: Bill & Gloria Gaither / Joy Gardner / Vestal Goodman / Stephen Hill / Reggie Smith 04:13
6 Bill Gaither feat: Bill & Gloria Gaither 03:39
7 Bill Gaither feat: Gaither Vocal Band 03:43
8 Bill Gaither feat: Larry Ford 03:44
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Bill Gaither feat: Glen Payne 03:33
10 Bill Gaither feat: Larry Ford 03:38
11 Bill Gaither feat: Candy Hemphill Christmas / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Kim Hopper / Charlotte Ritchie 05:28
12 Bill Gaither feat: Bill & Gloria Gaither / David Phelps / Lynda Randle 03:33
13 Bill Gaither feat: Gaither Vocal Band / Bill & Gloria Gaither / George Younce 03:17
14 Bill Gaither feat: Jessy Dixon / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Ben Speer 03:45 Amazon
15 Bill Gaither feat: CeCe Winans 01:58
16 Bill Gaither feat: Jessy Dixon / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Glen Payne 03:40
17 Bill Gaither feat: Gaither Vocal Band / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Guy Penrod 05:02 Amazon
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Bill Gaither feat: Sarah Delane / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Evie Karlsson 02:59
19 Bill Gaither feat: Gaither Vocal Band / Bill & Gloria Gaither / Jake Hess 02:32
20 Bill Gaither feat: Ann Downing / Bill & Gloria Gaither / The Nelons / The Ruppes / Greater Vision 02:50
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