Redeemed Quartet displayed some amazing vocals in their take on the classic gospel song “Just A Little Talk With Jesus”. The tune is a great vehicle to show off the booming voice of bass singer Josh Koble, who will have your speakers rumbling when he tackles the famously subterranean chorus vocals.
Nate Duncan’s tenor vocals bring the high range while baritone singers Caleb Koble and Ben Duncan round out the sound in gorgeous four-part harmony. The Indiana vocal group describes themselves as Southern gospel music, and their take on the song was quite a hit on YouTube, with 9.4 million listeners tuning in to the upload. You can hear it for yourself below.
The Redeemed Quartet’s version of “Just A Little Talk With Jesus” features an upbeat bluesy arrangement that leaves plenty of space for the boys’ brilliant vocals to shine through. The band explains in the video description that the song became the band’s first “all-around crowd favorite” in the early days of the group.
Fans flocked to the video to praise the performance, adding comments such as “I don’t know how many times I have heard these young men singing this song. So uplifting” and “Four singers, one mic, no showboating or silly undeserved antics. Takes all parts for harmonies. Thanks, guys, for keeping it real. God bless.” The song unsurprisingly is quite popular with vocal groups, and you can see the Legends Quartet, featuring the fantastically talented bass singer Ken Turner, take on the song below.
If you like the song, then the Ken Turner version is definitely worth listening to as he drops the vocals to a ludicrously low level that has to be near the limits of the capability of the human voice. Turner is also a hugely entertaining performer to boot.
“Just a Little Talk with Jesus” was written by Chattanooga, Tennessee pastor Reverend Cleavant Derricks. The gospel song became his most well-known work and was originally published on January 1, 1937, when the Reverend was just 27 years old.
The song has since been covered by some big names, including Elvis Presley, The Stanley Brothers, The Fairfield Four, and Nina Hagen. It has also been rearranged and released as “It’s All Right” by Keith Lancaster.
The Elvis Presley recording of “Just a Little Talk with Jesus” came out of quite an interesting session. Presley recorded the song during a spontaneous jam session with none other than Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. The star-studded session was recorded on December 4, 1956, at Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.
The musicians were all in the studio by happenstance, and Presley had just dropped in for a casual visit, accompanied by a girlfriend, Marilyn Evans. Unsurprisingly, with such star power on the song, it has quite a swinging vibe despite the fact it was unrehearsed.
Presley’s take on the song was first released in Europe in 1981 on an album featuring the sessions called The Million Dollar Quartet, and was later included on the Peace in the Valley three CD collection in 2000.