Important Notice!!!

Praise the Lord! After 6 weeks or so of dealing with medical facilities, we are finally back in our own home. David's foot is looking much, much better. There are still a few hurdles to cross, but he'll make it.

Please bear with us as we get adjusted to being home again and get back in the swing of blogging again.

Thank you for continued prayers!!!

Also, if you'd love to help cheer him up since YouTube has decided he is unworthy of monetization since his isn't a huge channel, please subscribe to his YouTube channel and watch the videos. That would really make his day! He has to have at least 1000 subscribers and 4,000 minutes of watch time within 30 days in order to be able to keep the monetization option.

13 April 2016

K is for Kendrick, Bervin

Bervin Kendrick was born 28 February 1910. He was one of the original Statesmen. He was their first baritone, singing with them from 1948 until 1951. The other original Statesmen were: Bobby Strickland (tenor), Mosie Lister (lead), and Gordon Hill (bass).

Bervin was an original member of the Southlanders Quartet, which was formed in early 1948 before Hovie Lister started The Statesmen Quartet. He was their lead singer. He sang baritone with the Crusaders after leaving The Statesmen Quartet.

Bervin died 13 February 1991 and is buried in Bainbridge, Georgia.

Listen to the Bells

YouTube - Listen to the Bells
Southern Gospel History - Bervin Kendrick
Southern Gospel History - Southlanders Quartet
Souther Gospel History - Crusaders
Wikipedia - The Statesmen Quartet


  1. I had never heard this selection. Very nice!
    Revisit the Tender Years with me during the #AtoZChallenge at Life & Faith in Caneyhead!

    1. Thanks, Barbara. I'm glad that you enjoyed it.

      We have seen a recording of this song with Denver Crumpler, Jake Hess, Doy Ott, and Big Chief singing, and Hovie on piano. This is the only recording that David and I have seen with Bervin Kendrick. He's the one with the glasses standing beside Big Chief.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great night. :)

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    1. Thanks, Denise, for stopping by and commenting.

      Have a blessed night!


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