Smitty Gatlin Trio (1966-1972)
Former Oak Ridge Boys lead singer, Smitty Gatlin, formed the Smitty Gatlin Trio in 1966. At the time, Gatlin was also serving as music director at the First Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. The trio released several albums on the Skylite label featuring future JD Sumner And The Stamps Quartet tenor Bill Baize and baritone Bill Monroe in addition to Gatlin.
In 1969, Gatlin returned to full-time singing with a group billed as the Smitty Gatlin Singers. The name soon reverted back to the more established Smitty Gatlin Trio. The group name was retired in 1972 after Gatlin's death at the age of 37.
1967 God Leads Us Along (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6047): His Wonderful Love; Gloryland; God Leads Us Along; Until You've Known The Love Of God; Brother I'll Not Be Far Behind; Love Him So; I Shall Know Him; Walk With Me; Tell My Friends; Mansion In The Sky; House Of Gold; Who Am I. (Bill Baize, Smitty Gatlin, Bill Monroe).
1967 The Exciting Sounds Of (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6052): I'd Rather See A Smile; Sweeter Each Day; Meet Me There; Let Me Touch Him; Oh What A Love; God Can; Way Up There; When I Got Saved; I'm Trusting Thee Lord; His Grace Is Sufficient; God Will Take Care Of You; How Beautiful Heaven Must Be (Bill Baize, Smitty Gatlin, Bill Monroe).
1968 The Best Of Albert Brumley (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6056): Camping In Canaan's Land; I Want To Walk As Close As I Can; He Set Me Free; There's A Little Pine Log Cabin; I'd Rather Be An Old Time Christian; Old Village Church On The Hill; I'll Fly Away; I'll Meet You In The Morning; Jesus Hold My Hand; I Cannot Find The Way Alone; No Place To Hide; That's Why I'm Praying For You (Re-issued in 1977 on Starday Records/SD986) (Bill Baize, Smitty Gatlin, Bill Monroe).
1968 Sings of God And Country (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6059): He's Living In My Heart; Less Of Me; It's Later Than We Think; My Country Tis Of Thee; How Much Further Can We Go; Searching; You'll Never Walk Alone; To Know; He Satisfies Me; Remind Me Dear Lord; I Must Tell Jesus; America The Beautiful (Bill Baize, Smitty Gatlin, Bill Monroe).
1969 Smitty Gatlin And The Friends (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6071): I Came Here To Stay; Life Is Worth Living; So Many Reasons; He Touched Me; When I Prayed Through; God Made A Way; He Looked Beyond My Faults; Palms Of Victory; The Next Step You Take; Close To The Master; Oh, I Want To See Him; Pity The Man (Smitty Gatlin, Dwayne Friend, Harold Friend).
1969 Smitty Gatlin And The Smitty Gatlin Trio (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6083): The World The Way I Want It; Neither Will I; The Holy Hills Of Heaven Call Me; Now I Have Everything; Soul's Harbor; Peace In The Valley; I've Been Up On The Mountain; What A Day That Will Be; After All; Disappointed In Me (Smitty Gatlin, Hairl Cobb, Dena Cobb).
1969 Peace In The Valley (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6086): How Big Is God; Thank God I'm Free; Lord I'm Coming Home; The Keeper Of The Door; Peace In The Valley; I've Been Born Again; When He Reached Down For Me; My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me; Had It Not Been; Jesus Is Coming Soon (Smitty Gatlin, Danny Millwood, Bobbi Jean White).
1970 Gospel Favorites Volume I (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6101): His Wonderful Love; Old Time Preacher Man; Gloryland; God Leads Us Along; Until You've Known The Love Of God; Don't Spare Me; Brother, I'll Not Be Far Behind; Love Him So; I Shall Know Him; Walk With Me (Smitty Gatlin, Danny Millwood, Bobbi Jean White).
1970 Gospel Favorites Volume II (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6102): Til' The Storm Passes By; Mansion In The Sky; House Of Gold; Battle Hymn Of The Republic; Who Am I; How Great Thou Art; I'd Rather See A Smile; He Hideth My Soul; Sweeter Each Day; Meet Me There (Smitty Gatlin, Danny Millwood, Bobbi Jean White).
1970 Gospel Favorites Volume III (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6103): Rise Up O' Moses; You Haven't Seen Anything Yet; Don't Ever Lose Sight Of Calvary; I'm Fixin' For A Leavin'; If I Can Just Make It Home; I'm Not Here For Long; Oh What A Singing; I'm Not Gone; Hallelujah, I Got Saved; My Childhood Days (Smitty Gatlin, Danny Millwood, Bobbi Jean White).
1970 Oh What A Happy Day (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6106): I Believe He Would Go To Calvary For Me; Oh What A Happy Day; Jesus Saves; It Happened; He Will Provide; Oh Happy Day; If God Is Dead; Put Your Hand In The Hand; Over Today; I Will Serve Thee (Smitty Gatlin, Danny Millwood, Bobbi Jean White).