In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
Thirty men have been a part of the King's Heralds since its founding in 1927. They've recorded over 100 albums in thirty different languages in a variety of musical styles, making them a favorite with audiences of all ages. The rich blend, harmony and balance of their a cappella style has been enjoyed not only the United States, but also in over 50 countries including the islands of the Caribbean, all of Latin America, the South Pacific, Australia, Asia and Africa. Their audiences have included heads of state, governors, ambassadors and other dignitaries.
The quartet sang at the First Invitational Symposium on the Christian Church in China, sponsored by the US/China Education Foundation. This gave them the distinction of being the first Christian gospel group from the West to tour the Peoples Republic of China since 1949. Another notable event was when The King's Heralds, along with the Spanish Christian Radio Broadcast La Voz de la Esperanza, presented 19 concerts in the Republic of Cuba.
Closer to home, the King's Heralds have shared their music with thousands, including the Christian Booksellers Association, the National Association of Religious Broadcasters, the Protestant Health and Welfare Association, the Greater Pittsburgh Charismatic Conference and the Baptist World Alliance. The King's Heralds have been regular guests on "Praise the Lord" on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and on the "It Is Written Telecast". In addition to maintaining an extensive touring schedule, the group also shares their musical talents with patients and their families through a hospital ministry and have witnessed to hardened inmates with a prison ministry.
The King's Heralds have received twenty-three Silver Angel Awards for "Excellence in Media", including six for "Best Male Vocal Group", fourteen for "Best Album" and a "Best International Broadcast" award for their own radio program, "Sounds of Praise". The group also received a "Gold" Angel Award for being the oldest continuous Gospel Quartet in America.
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I'd Rather Have Jesus
Review: The heritage of the ministry of the Thousand-Oaks, CA-based male Gospel quartet King's Heralds goes back to four young college students who came together to sing in Keene, Texas in 1927, and continues today for the present King's Heralds, the oldest continuous Gospel Quartet in America. Twenty-nine men have been a part of the quartet, and they have recorded in 30 languages, on over 100 albums and toured over fifty countries. The current members, Don, Joel, Russell and Jeff, have 5 excellent CDs and one DVD in the PAC catalog. There are 16 classic tunes here, from the accompanied, jazzy 'City of Light,' the a cappella spiritual 'You Better Mind,' and the richly harmonic 'I'd Rather Have Jesus' to the lightly accompanied 'One Thing I Ask,' 'Pass Me Not,' and the spirituals 'Just a Little While,' and the a cappella 'Si'Down Servant,' this is all spirited, deeply-felt, beautifully sung Gospel music. The a cappella songs 'In a Little While We're Going Home' and 'There Must Be A City' are simply beautiful. Much more accompaniment than we're used to with the King's Heralds, but the vocals and harmonies are as wonderful as ever!
Songlist: City of Light, You Better Mind, Ave Verum, I'd Rather Have Jesus, There's a Light Upon the Mountain, One Thing I Ask, Pass Me Not, Just a Little While, I Am Saved by the Blood, Sit Down Servant, Know by the Scars, Look How Far You've Come, In a Little While We're Going Home, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, You'll Never Walk Alone, There Must Be A City
Review: Following a long tradition and continuous musical ministry going back to their founding in Keene, Texas in 1927, Don, Joel, Russell and Jeff, the current King's Heralds bring us a rich mix of 'greatest hits' from their many fine recordings of traditional and contemporary Christian songs and hymns. Traditionals include the spiritual 'Ain't Got Time to Die,' the hymns 'Holy, Holy, Holy,' 'How Great Thou Art,' 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus,' 'Battle Hymn of the Republic' and 'When I Survey the Wondrous Cross;' Contemporary favorites are 'New Life,' 'Will Jesus Find Us Watching,' 'Honor the Lord,' and 'He Touched Me.' There is light to heavy accompaniment on most of these songs. Rich harmonies, powerful lyrics, and deeply-felt faith are Heralds trademarks, and they add up to a wonderful, inspiring collection.
Songlist: New Life, Day By Day, When I Survey The Wondrous Cross, You Sons And Daughters Of The King, Ain't Got Time To Die, Will Jesus Find Us Watching, Honor The Lord, Hold On A Little Longer, What A Friend We Have In Jesus, He Touched Me, Holy Holy Holy, God Holds The Future, Rise Again, How Great Thou Art, Battle Hymn Of The Republic, Still, Still, With Thee
Review: The oldest continuous Gospel quartet in America, the King's Heralds began in the state of Texas nearly eighty years ago, with four college students. Throughout the years, this ministry has reached out with the good news of Jesus in song in thirty different languages, and in over fifty countries via recordings, radio, and television. 29 men have been a part of the quartet since their founding and they have recorded on over 100 albums. 'Christmas' is the first recording of Christmas songs by the Heralds in 14 years, and features the distinctive arrangements of Wayne Hooper, who sang baritone with the KH for 18 years, arranging and composing for the group to 33 years. 13 a cappella Christmas classics with Hooper's, clean, tight, jazzy harmonies: 'Behold That Star,' 'My Pretty Little Jesus,' 'Angels Singing O'er the Plains,' 'Shepherd's Pipe Carol,' 'Do You Hear What I Hear,' 'Silent Night' and 'Carol of the Drum'É this is just a great collection of Christmas tunes by the oldest and possibly the best Gospel quartet ever!
Songlist: Behold That Star, Away in a Manger, My Pretty Little Jesus, Angels Singing O'er The Plains, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Shepherd's Pipe Carol, Coventry Carol, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Go, Tell it On The Mountain, Silent Night, Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light, O holy Night, Carol of the Drum
Review: It's pretty clear from the first few notes from Simi Valley, CA's honey-voiced veteran male Gospel quartet The King's Heralds that we're in for a treat. 'Encores' is all about spirituals: 'Walk in Jerusalem Just Like John,' 'Now Don't You Let Nobody Turn You 'Round,' 'Good News, Chariot's A-Comin',' '(If We Ever Needed the Lord Before) We Sure Do Need Him Now,' 'There's A New Name In Glory,' 'Children Keep In the Middle of the Road'É this is inspirational Gospel sung with some of the best deep-bass harmonies we've heard. But it's the feeling behind the music, the spiritual mission of the aptly named King's Heralds that takes 'Encores' beyond the usual. Their powerful belief, joyous words and sweet harmonies make this CD very special indeed!
Songlist: Walk In Jerusalem, Now Don't you Let Nobody Turn You 'Round, Good News, Chariots A-Comin', If We Ever Need The Lord Before, Prayer of Our Lord Jesus, Children Keep In The Middle Of The Road, O Lord Of Space, Walk That Milky White Way, Just A Little Talk With Jesus, Old Time Religion, Champion Of Love, Still, Still With Thee, Reprise Walk In Jerusalem
Review: Don, Joel, Russell and Jeff, the current King's Heralds, continue their 80-year musical ministry with this upbeat collection of Contemporary Christian music. If you're feeling down, try listening to songs like 'Faith Will Take You Farther,' 'All The Time Ready,' the country-flavored 'Can't Wait To See,' 'I'm Prepared,' 'There Must Be A City' and 'Walk The Walk,' and you'll probably notice that you're tapping your feet and feeling good and inspired again. The album, which is all accompanied, finishes strong with the powerful songs of faith, 'In This Moment,' 'Bless Me Father' and 'Grace At It's Best.' Another winner from the wonderful King's Heralds.
Songlist: All The Time Ready, Haven Called Heaven, Faith Will Take You Farther, Thank You Lord For Grace, Can't Wait To See, God Wrote A Symphony, I'm Prepared, There Must Be A City, In This Moment, Walk The Walk, Bless Me Father, Grace At It's Best
Were You There?
Review: Oldest continuous male Gospel quartet King's Heralds, here shortened to The Heralds, have been steadfastly spreading the good news of Jesus over the decades, and 'I Need Thee' shows how much they have loved doing that. A rich variety of musical styles, from the traditional tones of 'Holy, Holy, Holy,' to the plaintive 'All My Trails, Lord,' to the lightly textured tapestry of 'Quiet Place' and 'Were You There,' to the joyful harmonies of 'Sweet, Sweet Spirit,' everyone will find something to tickle their musical tastebuds here. 12 songs, a fun and inspirational musical sampler, filled with deep feeling from one of the best in the business!
Songlist: I Need Thee Every Hour, Holy, Holy Is What the Angels Sing, Were You There?, Give Me Jesus, Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, Sweet, Sweet Spirit, I'd Rather Have Jesus, The Ivory Palaces, Quiet Place, Open my Eyes That I May See, All my Trials Lord
Review: The first male a cappella Gospel quartet to call themselves The King's Heralds were four college students from Keene, Texas in 1927. 30 different singers have carried on the amazing legacy since then. 'Time's Windin' Up' features Don, Joel, Russell and Jeff , who have 5 wonderful CDs and 1 DVD that we have reviewed. There are 12 richly harmonic, deeply felt winners here: 'Time Conscious (Jingle 1),' 'A Little Talk with Jesus,' 'Here's One,' the title tune, 'Dry Bones,' 'Precious Memories,' the lightly accompanied 'On the Jericho Road,' 'Wicked Race,' 'My God is There Controlling,' 'O, You Better Mind,' 'We Pray to Thee' and 'Time Conscious (Jingle 2).' As we found in all of the King's Heralds recordings, this is lovely, inspirational Gospel music that will lift you up and make your day!
Songlist: Time Conscious, A Little Talk With Jesus, Here's One, Time's Windin' Up, Dry Bones, Precious Memories, On The Jericho Road, Wicked Race, My God Is There Controlling, O, You Better Mind, We Pray To Thee, Time Conscious
I Wanna Know
Review: Speaking of tradition, 30 men have sung with the King's Heralds since its founding in 1927, they've recorded over 100 albums in different languages and in a variety of musical styles. Through all this their mission of spreading the Bible's message of good news and redemption has been the same! 'Wake Up Church' is an accompanied (piano, bass, drums, acoustic & electric guitar, accordion, organ, violins, viola, cello, trumpet, trombone, saxophones and horn) album of 10 songs: 'I Wanna Know,' 'I'll Leave It All Behind,' 'Positively, Absolutely, Indisputubly True,' 'My Heart is Happy,' 'The Heroic One,' 'Happy Rhythm,' 'He Included Me,' 'This Old House,' the title tune and 'Our God Medley.' More joyful, powerful music from this veteran Gospel quartet!
Songlist: I Wanna Know, I'll Leave It All Behind, Positively, Absolutely, Indisputably True, My Heart is Happy, The Heroic One, Happy Rhythm, He Included Me, This Old House, Wake Up Church, Our God Medley
Review: Join the King's Heralds as they celebrate second tenor Jerry Patton's exceptional thirty-seven year career. Special guests include first tenors Bob Edwards and John Ramsey; baritones Wayne Hooper, Jack Veazy and Steve Laing; and Basses Jerry Dill and Jim McClintock. Also included is a rare special appearance by contralto Del Deker. Enjoy not only the regular repertoire of rousing spirituals, hymn classics of the faith and the latest contemporary Christian sounds, but also renditions from former members of the quartet along with Don Scroggs, Russell Hosepedales and Jim Ayars; as the King's Heralds honor Jerry and his legendary career in Gospel music.
Songlist: Lord Of All, Take A Little Time To Talk To The Lord, On The Jericho Road, Kum Ba Ya, Sit Down Servant, Cooperation, Only A Boy Named David, Dry Bones, City Of Light, Sweet, Sweet Spirit, Lift Up The Trumpet (Ndebele), Master Designer, Milky White Way , New Life, Calm of the Drum, Daystar (Shine Down On Me), The Wonder Of It All, Good News, Chariots a Comin'