In keeping with Ernie’s way of following current trends in popular music, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound have opened a Vevo channel. They’ve just uploaded a number of full-length performances from their latest DVD, Oh What a Savior, which consists mostly of material from their latest album Glorious Day and a couple from Here We Are Again. Looking over the track-list, one notably missing song is “Any Other Man.” As far as I know, EHSS has never recorded this song on a DVD. It’s always been a dynamic live number. But their other choices are excellent, and the out-sourced live band is a great bonus, though I can’t seem to identify most of the players, beyond Wayne of course on keys and Ricky Free on drums. Wayne gets my vote for best wardrobe. And, well, the less said about Ernie’s pink flowered jacket the better. 😉
One nice added touch they’ve been incorporating on “Sometimes I Wonder” is a chorus of “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be.”
Also notable is an appearance from music theater veteran J. Mark McVey on the number “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” I have to confess that this was never my favorite song from The Sound of Music (where did I put that insulin shot?) but it’s cool to hear a male group twist on it, especially when J. Mark and Ernie belt out the turning-point together. I like it when Paul Harkey gets the melody.
There’s also a nice tribute to the Old Friends Quartet with Devin and Doug’s cover of “Up Above My Head,” joined by Wesley Pritchard:
Finally, here are two of my favorites from Glorious Day. I love Ernie’s extra bit of preaching at the encore of the title track! Also, I learned that the other keyboardist’s first name is Virgil. Still clueless on his last name.