The Kingsmen: Media Love
Let’s just get this out of the way right off the bat: Battle Cry is the best recording the Kingsmen Quartet have released in at least 12 years. The current vocal lineup of Chris Jenkins (tenor), Bob Sellers (lead), Randy Crawford (baritone), and Hall-of-Famer Ray Dean Reese (bass) have been at it for two and a half years, and this is our first opportunity to hear them on an album of new material. Battle Cry is worth the wait.
I believe the Kingsmen may have just released the best Southern Gospel quartet album of 2014. I don’t see any other quartet album coming out before the end of the year to change that. If you have been a long time listener of the Kingsmen you will absolutely love Battle Cry. If you are a casual listener of the Kingsmen, this is the one album (of the last several years) in the group’s discography you will want to own.