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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Hal Kennedy Reunites With The Dixie Echoes & Florida Boys

During the J.G. Whitfield Memorial Sing we had the opportunity to reunite with many friends, family, and former members of our respective groups. One of these members was Hal Kennedy. Many of you may remember Hal's days with the Dixie Echoes traveling with the group as a soloist. He was dubbed, "The little man, with a big voice", and Hal proved he still has that big voice. On this short video clip you'll see my favorite part of the entire evening. Randy brings Hal up to the microphone and remembers that Hal used to be the voice that introduced the "Gospel Singing Jubilee" television show. So Hal took off into that intro and some quick thinking by Derrell Stewart at the piano led us right into that classic beginning that many of you heard every Sunday morning. After that Hal gave us his signature rendition of the great song "Until Then". Hope you enjoy this short video as much as we enjoyed being a part of it!


2 Comments:

  • This is so cool! I just happened to find The Dixie Echoes with Hal Kennedy on 33 1/3 LP at Goodwill last year. Now, to see this, is awesome!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 6:00 AM  

  • I have been looking for Hal Kennedy 's 'Until Then' for about 30 years. Cannot believe I finally was able to see and hear him. I have 2 of his LP. My children are singing his songs in church now. Just wish I can find all his songs now, preferable in CD. Would gladly pay for them at any cost. A few years ago, a member of The Dixie Echoes told me via E-Mail how to locate him. Would really like to meet him in person. First heard his music as a child way down in Guyana South America. Love his 'God's Old Clock' and 'Pity the Man'. What a blessing to see this clip of him.
    Patricia Dhansew

    By Anonymous patricia dhansew, At 11:47 PM  

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