Friday, April 20, 2012
Though not considered a Christian music artist, in 1970 Turley Richards came onto the popular music scene with an incredible version of the hymn "I Heard the Voice of Jesus". I found it on a Warner Brothers sampler album that came out at the time and listened to the song in amazement. Turley's vocal range is astounding. The emotion with which the song is presented stirs the soul.
"I Heard the Voice of Jesus" at least made it to the U.S. pop charts, but didn't rank very high. However the song is somewhat of a cult hit and has attained a respectable fan base in Latin American countries.