LARRY SPARKS, “Let Him Lead You,” Rebel Vault Masters. 14 tracks

Larry Sparks has been a force in bluegrass music for nearly 50 years.

In 1963, the year he turned 16, he hit the road with the Stanley Brothers, playing lead guitar.
As Carter Stanley’s health deteriorated, Sparks’ role in the band increased.

And when Carter died in December 1966, Ralph Stanley hired Sparks as lead singer for his new band, Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys.

It was a post Sparks would hold for the next six years and give him the equivalent of an Ph.D. in bluegrass.

Rebel Records’ Vault Masters series has compiled a collection of 14 gospel songs Sparks recorded between 1974 and 2000.

Songs include three Jim Eanes numbers — “Let Him Lead You,” “Old Satan” and “Call Out To Jesus”; Roy Acuff’s “Battle of Armageddon”; Sparks’ “That Awful Day”; Keith Whitley’s “Great High Mountain”; and the traditional “When I Lay My Burdens Down,” “I Am The Man, Thomas,” “Gospel Train” and “Snow Covered Mound.”

A good collection by one of bluegrass’ best singers.

Can’t find it in stores?

Try www.RebelRecords.com.

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2 Comments on “LARRY SPARKS, “Let Him Lead You,” Rebel Vault Masters. 14 tracks”

  1. Erik Stouffer Says:

    I’m so thankful to have found information here. I heard “Better Farther On” on YouTube randomly and I thought he was a different Larry Sparks from who he is but then I listened to Gospel Train and it appears he is the very same singer. Can you help me find more great bluegrass gospel singers or songs i love acappella as sweet as honey.. New in faith, love this kind of music.

    Thanks and God Bless!


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