Friday, December 29, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> David Phelps

Here's the much-anticipated interview with David Phelps. This is my first interview with David, but it mainly focuses on Christmas. I do have plans to pursue a more in-depth discussion with David "from start to finish."

-Daniel Britt

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Stephen Hill

Here's the interview with Stephen Hill who, along with Woody Wright, is an ambassador to keep the Spirit of Christmas intact. Listen as we talk mainly about personal Christmas memories and also about his original seasonal songs.

-Daniel Britt

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Friday, December 22, 2006

How does the rest of the world see Southern Gospel music?

I work at a station in Atlanta that, musically speaking, is hard to define. We play a mix of Contemporary Christian Music, Southern Gospel, and Inspirational. It really is a schizophrenic/A.D.D. variety, but people love it since most have tastes that are fairly eclectic when it comes to music.

So, since we're not easily defined, one of the biggest problems we have is this:

Die-hard CCM fans categorize us as Southern Gospel and
Die-hard Southern Gospel fans categorize us as CCM


Which brings me to this question: How loosely does the non-Christian world define what Southern Gospel is?

As I've said before, progressive Southern Gospel may upset traditional fans, but the world still will file it away as Southern Gospel. We can define the genre any way we want, but will that make any difference in the way the world sees it and makes it their reality?

-Daniel Britt

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Woody Wright

I talked to Woody Wright about his original Christmas songs and also about his work with the Gaither organization, Stephen Hill, marriage to Vonnie Gaither, and even about his career in Country music.

This is a long one! Nearly 50 minutes (be prepared for a longer download on slow connections).

-Daniel Britt

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Russ Taff talks Christmas

Hear Christmas memories as a child -- and now as a father -- from Russ Taff (recorded 11/10/2006)

-Daniel Britt

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AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Squire Parsons' Christmas Conversations

More Christmas memories and traditions -- this time with Squire Parsons (recorded 11/09/2006)

-Daniel Britt

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AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Gary McSpadden with Christmas and Gaither Trio memories

I talked to Gary about McSpadden Christmases and spending Christmases with the Gaithers while singing with the Trio (recorded 11/11/2006)

-Daniel Britt

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Friday, December 08, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Janet Paschal's thoughts of Christmas

Hear all about Janet's childhood Christmases and her new traditions with husband John. (recorded 11/02/2006)

-Daniel Britt

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AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Jake Hess celebrates Christmas and his 75th Birthday

We go to Jake's home on December 24th -- Christmas Eve and Jake's birthday -- to wish him holiday greetings and hear about his yearly traditions (recorded 12/24/2002)

-Daniel Britt

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AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Eva Mae LeFevre sends her Christmas Card wishes

Listen to Eva Mae, in the middle of doing her Christmas shopping at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta (Buckhead) on Christmas Eve while talking to us on her cell phone! (recorded 12/24/2002)

-Daniel Britt

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AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Connie Hopper's Christmas memories

It's a Hopper Christmas! Listen to memories from Connie Hopper (recorded 12/24/2002).

-Daniel Britt

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