SOT'S Music! (Listen)

A variety of videos of Sons of Thunder music are available on YouTube. These include all songs from a 1995 reunion concert, selections from our albums and 45s, all songs performed the band's 1973 TV documentary "Rock Gospel for the Deaf, and a 45-minute live recording of the Original Five: Sons of Thunder Live at the Forum Tea House & Gallery, 1968. Here are some of the options for individual songs:

Sons of Thunder's 1995 Reunion Concert



On September 23, 1995, Sons of Thunder presented a reunion concert at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Maryland, and fourteen members who had performed with the band in the 1960s/70s participated. It featured 26 songs, and videos of each one are posted on YouTube. Click here and the songs will play consecutively, or choose individual songs from the playlist that appears to the right of the video screen.



From Sons of Thunder's album "Till the Whole World Knows" (1968)

Thumbnail Those Who Wait on the Lord
Thumbnail I Don't Know Why
Thumbnail I Am Persuaded
Thumbnail He's Walking with Me
Thumbnail He Arose
Thumbnail People Get Ready
Thumbnail Like the Wind
Thumbnail I Want to Be
Thumbnail New Life Now to Live
Thumbnail New Wine



Other Early Sons of Thunder (Original Five) Recordings

Thumbnail Sons of Thunder Live at the Forum Tea House & Gallery, 1968
SOT in live performance at this Georgetown (Wash., D.C.) coffeehouse.
Thumbnail Lead Me to the Rock
Recorded in 1970 but unreleased; included on reissue CD in 1995.
Thumbnail Psalm 100
45 RPM released in 1970, b/w Limping Foot
Thumbnail Limping Foot
45 RPM released in 1970, b/w Psalm 100



From Sons of Thunder's album "Day Follows Night" (1972)

Thumbnail Sweet, Sweet Song of Salvation
Thumbnail Mighty Hard Road
Thumbnail Carpenter Man
Thumbnail Spirit of Fear
Thumbnail Day Follows Night
Thumbnail I Heard the Voice
Thumbnail Early in the Morning



Other recordings from Sons of Thunder, 1973-74

Thumbnail I Can See Clearly Now
From the album "Rock Gospel: Sing and Sign"
Thumbnail I'm Going to Keep on Singing
From the album "Rock Gospel: Sing and Sign"


Get Up and Walk
From the album "Live at Virginia Beach
Thumbnail Eutychus
From the album "Live at Virginia Beach



"Rock Gospel for the Deaf" TV Documentary in YouTube Segments

See our Rock Gospel page for more information on Rock Gospel for the Deaf and this documentary, which was filmed for public television in December 1973. Sons of Thunder provide the music for all of these selections, with a signing team interpreting and choreographing the songs for a hearing-impaired audience. All performances from the documentary are featured here.
Thumbnail Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord
Thumbnail I Heard the Voice/Lean on Me/Magnificent
Sanctuary Band

Thumbnail Zacchaeus/Peter
Thumbnail Joy Is Like the Rain/I Can See
Clearly Now

Thumbnail I Believe in Music
Thumbnail Spread a Little Love Around/
He Ain't Heavy

Thumbnail We Shall Overcome
Thumbnail I'm Going to Keep on Singing
Thumbnail Day by Day



"I Hear Your Hand" and "Give Me a Sign" Videos


Inspired by Rock Gospel for the Deaf, SOT member Dan Robbins, with friend Mary Jane Rhodes, wrote two songs, which were used in national Deaf Awareness TV Spots funded by Quota Club International and National Women's Grange. These deaf awareness classics are "I Hear Your Hand" and "Give Me a Sign." Dan recorded these songs with Sons of Thunder, and they were released on a 45 rpm record in 1974. Dan, Rita Corey, and a team of hearing-impaired youth produced videos of the songs as well. They are posted on YouTube.



Sons of Thunder's Albums and TV Documentary

During their 7-plus years together, Sons of Thunder produced four LP albums . . .

Till the Whole World Knows (1968, Zondervan Records ZLP-7545). This was the first nationally-distributed album by a Christian rock band in the U.S. It featured eleven songs, including nine originals and one written by a friend and recorded for the first time (“Those Who Wait on the Lord”). The album was recorded at Rodel Studios in Washington, D.C., and engineered by Nelson Funk. Tedd Smith, who was Billy Graham’s pianist, also helped with the production and arranged the contract with Zondervan.

Day Follows Night (1972, Bronte Records BRS 1001). Sons of Thunder’s second album was recorded at Track Recorders in Silver Spring, Maryland, and engineered by Cory Pearson. It included five originals, a cover of Larry Norman’s “Sweet, Sweet Song of Salvation,” and three others, including "Early in the Morning," "I Heard the Voice," and "Carpenter Man."

Live at Virginia Beach (1973, Bronte Records BRS 1002). SOT’s third album was a compilation of live recordings made during a four-night appearance at Virginia Beach’s Upstairs Coffee House, in August ’73. SOT’s technician Duane Self recorded and produced the album on a four-track Teac reel-to-reel machine. In the spirit of the times, it was issued with the appearance of a “bootleg” album, in a white cover with a rubber-stamped title.

Rock Gospel: Sing and Sign (1973, Bronte Records BRS 1003). The band’s fourth album featured live selections from a “Rock Gospel for the Deaf” concert presented, along with the Rock Gospel signing team, at Gallaudet College for the Deaf in Washington, D.C., in November ’73. The concert was recorded by Bias Studios of Arlington, Virginia (now located in Springfield, Virginia). (Please see our Rock Gospel page for more information about about the Rock Gospel for the Deaf concerts.)

Television documentary: Rock Gospel for the Deaf (1973). Sons of Thunder also produced a one-hour documentary for Public Television, “Rock Gospel for the Deaf.” SOT and the Rock Gospel signing team recorded it at WETA’s studios in Washington, D.C. in December, 1973, and it aired on many public TV stations around the U.S. in 1974. For more information on this program, and the Rock Gospel for the Deaf ministry, through which SOT presented about 25 concerts in 1973-74, please see our Rock Gospel page.



45 RPM


Sons of Thunder also released a 45 RPM in 1970 with two songs: "'On the Right Path the Limping Foot Recovers Strength and Does Not Collapse" otherwise known as 'The Limping Foot'" b/w "Psalm 100." Limping Foot was written by Blaine Smith and sung by Don Williamson, and Psalm 100 was written and sung by Joan Hettenhouser.

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