Wednesday, April 27, 2011

JD Sumner & The Stamps - Sweet Song of Salvation

Artist: JD Sumner & The Stamps
Album: Sweet Song of Salvation
Genre: Southern Gospel

Here's one from JD Sumner & The Stamps recorded in 1972 about a year after the Stamps became Elvis's touring backup singers/quartet. The member lineup on this album consists of J.D. Sumner, Donnie Sumner, Ed Enoch, Bill Baize, Richard Sterban, Nick Bruno, Duke Dumas and Kenny Hicks.

It would take someone of the caliber of Sterban to sing bass for JD Sumner! If my research is correct, this would be the last full year that Sterban sang with the Stamps until joining the Oak Ridge Boys in 1973. This album was likely considered relatively contemporary for the day and features a song "Sweet Song of Salvation" written by Christian rock pioneer Larry Norman and also happens to be the album's title track.

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