I was sitting in bed a couple of nights ago watching the “Live At The Palace” DVD from Legacy Five and Greater Vision. I’ve seen it many times before, but something dawned on me when watching this clip:
The versatility Gerald Wolfe displays in this clip is impressive. First of all, the fact that he went from piano to lead/baritone to tenor in his time with The Dumplin Valley Boys shows his versatility and his willingness to adapt when needed. Then, when others doubted him (yes, I know it was just a routine), he proved them wrong by showing his ability to sing the bass part. But the part that impressed me the most was when Glenn took over the bass part, Gerald moved Jason to the side and belted out the tenor line to end the song.
His bass voice may not be the lowest, and his tenor voice may not be the highest, but the versatility he’s displayed is unparallelled in Southern Gospel music. About the only person I can think of who comes close is Wesley Pritchard, but he doesn’t have the voice that Gerald does.
Gerald Wolfe is truly one of a kind and is in my mind the most versatile man in Southern Gospel.