Thursday, May 10, 2012

James Herndon and the Herndon Singers

Artist: James Herndon and the Herndon Singers
LP: James Herndon and the Herndon Singers
Song: "No Coward Soldier"
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God don't want no coward singer either, but James Herndon and his crew don't have to worry about that. Herndon joined the famous gospel group The Caravans in 1959 and composed a number of hits for them, including "No Coward Soldier," before leaving in 1967 to pursue a solo career. I'm pretty sure this, his second solo LP, was released by Savoy Records in 1968 or 1969. Herndon was based in Chicago when this record came out, but now he lives, preaches, and performs in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill triangle area of North Carolina. Gospel musician Libra Boyd had a warm conversation (aka. interview) with Rev. James Herndon in September of 2011 that she's posted on her Gospel Music Fever blog here.


Libra at GMF said...

I just ran across this. Thank you so much for sharing with your readers!

Alex said...

You're welcome! Thanks for the great interview! :)