Then Sings My Soul by George Beverly Shea
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
The gospel crooner has, of course, been a favourite of the Billy Graham crusades since the late 1940s. A big man in all respects with a strong clear baritone voice, he will be remembered by millions who have attended these crusades. This DVD is basically an interview between Bill Gaither and George Beverly Shea, who at 98 is astonishingly lucid and warm. George outlines how he came to join the very young Billy Graham and travel the world with him and become famous for those deep baritone vocals. Whilst he is not a prolific songwriter, the half a dozen or so songs associated with him are all on the DVD by clips taken from various crusades. "I'd Rather Have Jesus" is George's classic and is widely recorded in many genres of music though "How Great Thou Art" is another oldie long associated with the crusades. In this interview George recounts how the song was passed to him in Oxford Street, London and taken back to America and first performed in a New York crusade. There is also a fascinating insight into how "It Is No Secret" came to be written. With a running time of 85 minutes, the DVD represents very good value for money and will be enjoyed both by Graham nostalgists and those fascinated by evangelical church history.
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 48595
Product Format: DVD
Content Type: Music video
Cat. Code: Gaither Music Group SHDVD4809
Release Date: 31 Aug 2008
A retrospective life in music from this 98 year old veteran.
A DVD collection of some of the finest moments from the incredible career of George Beverly Shea.
George Beverly Shea’s deep resonant voice has sung hope into the lives of hundreds of millions of people throughout his long and legendary career. Throughout his 65-year friendship with Billy Graham, he has been a permanent fixture at Billy Graham Crusades in all 50 states and on every continent in the world. He has sung to an estimated 220 million people during his lifetime, and currently holds the world record for singing to more people in person than any other artist in history. Still more people have been impacted by his music through Grammy-winning recordings, as well as television and radio broadcasts across the world.
MOR / Soft Pop CD
MOR / Soft Pop CD