CCM Classic Blog

This Week Vinyl Revival Highlights The Amazing Marty McCall: By Philip Mayabb

Sometimes it can be a (fun) challenge to try and remember some of the classic CCM artists who I heard on the radio when I was much younger. There are always the big artists (Imperials, Amy Grant, David Meece, Evie, Bill Gaither Trio, etc) that you instantly remember right off the bat.   read more

Do You Know "The Pat Terry Group?" My Confession; By Philip Mayabb

I am going to start this week's blog off with a confession, which is that I don't really have an abundant supply of knowledge when it comes to this week's Vinyl Revival artist, The Pat Terry Group. While they were still active when I began listening to contemporary Christian music in 19  read more

After Russ Taff's Depature From The Imperials, Came Paul Smith;Read All About It: By Philip Mayabb

I often wonder how different things would have been in the 70s and 80s if the internet would have been around. It is so easy to have access to music and information of all kinds now, which we simply did not have back then. Sure there are some things that I miss about the "good old days  read more

Don't Wait For The Movie: Why Not and What Movie? By Philip Mayaab

It is very interesting to me how some people respond to change...there are those who embrace it, those who simply loathe it, and those who tolerate it. Change can be tough, no matter what it is that's doing the changing, and while there are situations where change has created disastrous  read more

Give Me Some "Candy," from Southern Gospel to CCM: By Philip Mayaab

There was a time when Contemporary Christian music as we know it today did not exist. Until the last couple of years of the 1960s, there was no Christian music that sounded like its top 40 counterparts, so there was nothing else for Christians to listen to but traditional Southern Gospel m  read more

Do You Remember Billy Sprague? Soon You Most Definately Will! By Philip Mayaab

Do you know what a dichotomy (dī-ˈkä-tə-mē) is? It's a very interesting word that Merriam Webster's dictionary defines as this... a division into two especially mutually exclusive (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mutually%20exclusive)or contradictory (https://www.merriam-we  read more

From Superstardom in Mainstream to A Major Force In Christian Music; Guess Who? By Philip Mayaab

We have featured the Boone sisters on Vinyl Revival before, but as we all know, the member of the group that is the most familiar would have to be Debby. For many years, during the 1950s and early 60s, father Pat Boone was one of the earliest superstars of the rock and roll era. Then it   read more

Read About "The Champion" Guess Who? By Philip Mayaab

There are many mainstream musical acts who are identified by their first name, people like Madonna, Prince, and others. In the Christian market, there are some who go by one name only, but not very many, however we are featuring one on Vinyl Revival this week, who has needed only one na  read more

If it were rock, you might think of someone like The Eagles, or Crosby, Stills, & Nash, or Fleetwood Mac, or one of many others. But who would it be in CCM Music; by Philip Mayaab

If I were to say the word "supergroup" to you, who would be the first one you would think of? It could be anybody, depending on the genre. If it were rock, you might think of someone like The Eagles, or Crosby, Stills, & Nash, or Fleetwood Mac, or one of many others. But who would it   read more

Did You Know That Philip Bailey of Earth, Wing & Fire Crossded Over To CCM Music: by Philip Mayabb

There are few things that excite Christian music fans more than the stories about the artists who embark on a career in CCM after being in the mainstream, or secular market. We have featured some of these artists on Vinyl Revival, such as B.J. Thomas, Joe English, and Leon Patillo, and now  read more