Pam Mark Hall – Never Fades Away – 1980

This was Pam’s third album and was a bit of a departure from her to previous style to the style we would more closely connect with her. It is a solid early 80’s pop offering though I will say I don’t think she was comfortable with the style as the album is just missing a little something. Of course later Pam would be a master of the pop style and have several successful albums. The album was produced by Fletch Wiley who was producing more worship oriented albums at the time so it was a bit of a new style for him too. Of note on the album Marty McCall helps with duet vocals on “Little Miss Much Afraid”. All in all a pretty good pop album but just missing a bit of edge but don’t be discouraged from listening to it.

1 – Gonna Love You – 2:47
2 – Strength To Be Weak – 4:16
3 – Your Book – 4:15
4 – Little Miss Much Afraid – 3:42
5 – Never Fades Away – 2:52
6 – Who Taught You The Game? – 3:30
7 – Two Worlds – 3:45
8 – Lord Of The Starfields – 4:20
9 – Burning In My Heart – 2:15
10 – If Ever – 3:59

Backing Vocals – Craig Smith
Bass – Roscoe Beck
Drums, Percussion – Keith Edwards
Engineer – Brian Tankersley
Guitar – Jerry McPherson
Keyboards – Larry Williams
Lead Vocals, Songwriter, Guitar – Pam Mark Hall
Percussion – Fig Newton
Producer, Arranged By – Fletch Wiley
Synthesizer, Engineer – Paul Mills
Tenor Saxophone – Bill Tillman
Vocals, Backing Vocals – Marty McCall

Companies, etc.
Distributed By – Sparrow/Star Song Distribution
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Star Song Records
Copyright © – Star Song Records

Pam Mark Hall – Keeper – 1986

This is Pam’s 4th and most successful album. It continued the pop sound she adopted earlier in the decade as opposed to her folk sound in the 70’s. I believe this album was produced with the goal of hitting the CCM charts and in this aspect it succeeded with 3 singles. “Unexpected Places” made it to #11, What Can I Do to #15, and Jordan to #27. That’s a pretty successful album. As usual the singles are just a little too worship oriented for my liking but there are some very good pop tracks on this album and that’s what makes the album worth listening for me.

1 – This Is A Test – 3:19
2 – Jesus In The Street – 3:48
3 – Unexpected Places – 2:50
4 – Never Trade My Love – 4:13
5 – Keeper Of The Vision – 4:40
6 – What Can I Do – 3:30
7 – Jordan – 3:42
8 – Determined – 3:09
9 – The Longing – 4:24
10 – Love Conquers Everything – 3:45

Acoustic Guitar – Craig Bickhardt (tracks: 5)
Bass – Michael Rhodes
Drums, Percussion – Harry Stinson
Engineer – John Wiles
Executive Producer – Dan Harrell, Michael Blanton
Guitar – Kenny Greenberg
Keyboards – Gary Primm
Producer – Wendy Waldman
Rhythm Guitar – Wendy Waldman (tracks: 9)
Saxophone, Recorder – Jim Horn

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Reunion Records
Copyright (c) – Reunion Records
Recorded At – Ten Thirty Studio, Nashville
Mixed At – Georgetown Masters

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Dennis Agajanian – Rebel To The Wrong – 1981

The third album from Dennis Agajanian has a mixed sound.

Some songs are an older style, some in keeping with the style of the time and at least one that was ahead of its time. Oh and there’s a bluegrass tune just for good measure.

The lead and title track “Rebel To The Wrong” is an excellent tune and was a fairly progressive song for the day. Dennis Agajanian has been popular in the Christian Country Music scene for many years and he’s still going often appearing on several different television evangelists shows but perhaps best known now for his appearances with Billy Graham.

Track Listing:
1 – Rebel To The Wrong
2 – Fool’s Gold
3 – Child’s Cry
4 – Bigger Than All My Sins
5 – Milk And Honey Express
6 – Alive In The Sky
7 – I Can Do All The Things
8 – Daddy’s Girl
9 – Last Of The Good Guys
10 – I’m Thankful To You

Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin – Dennis Agajanian
Art Direction, Design – Rhonda Dempsey
Backing Vocals – Kelly Willard, Pam Mark Hall
Banjo – Wayne Rice
Bass – Joel Hendrickson (tracks: A4), Scott Parrish* (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, B1 to B5)
Drums – Jim Plank (tracks: B2), Mike Mathis (tracks: A1 to A5, B1, B3 to B5)
Electric Guitar – Hadley Hockensmith
Executive-Producer – Bill Cole
Fiddle – Bryon Berline
Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Tom Howard
Photography By – Don Wyman
Producer, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Gerry Limpic
Recorded By, Mixed By, Mastered By – Ron Compton
Steel Guitar – Jay Dee Maness