CCM Classic Blog

Are You A Stryper Fan; 1984 Was a Big Year: By Philip Mayabb

1984 was a big year in the United politics, president Ronald Reagan was re-elected in a major landslide that saw him win 49 of the 50 states in the country. In sports, the Olympics were held in Los Angeles, and boycotted by the Russians, while the Detroit Tigers swept the San D  read more

Jane Farrell's 50th Salvation Anniversary Testimony;by Jane Farrell

January 17, 1971 was also a Sunday. Around January 15, 1971, I was working at KULF pop radio in Houston, TX. I had been placed in charge of public service announcements. A young lawyer named Bill Morris came in with an event he wanted to promote on the radio; a Crusade happenin  read more

"Everybody Needs A little Help" by Phillip Mayabb

Ah, the early days of the Contemporary Christian music "industry" in the late 70s...the "Jesus Music" era was winding down, and the days of artists just simply finding some place to perform, were coming to an end. Traditional Christians, who for many years had little choice in "gospel"   read more

We Are Talking "Heavy Medals"; by Philip Mayabb

What can we say about Russ Taff's iconic 1985 LP Medals that hasn't been said already? It is probably the most memorable of his solo recordings, and still sounds mighty good today, 33 years after its initial release. Medals was awarded the 1986 Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Album Of  read more