Ken Turner (April 17, 1935 - )


Ken Turner is a southern gospel singer and songwriter. He has been a member of the Palmetto State Quartet, the Dixie Echoes, the Blackwood Brothers, Blackwood Gospel Quartet, and the James Blackwood Quartet, and the Crystal River Boys, in addition to his solo recordings. He also founded his own group, Ken Turner And New Millenium. In 2011 he joined the group Valor III.

Turner is the father of songwriter Kenna Turner West.

Solo Discography

1970 Peace In The Valley (Ethic Records/ELP-1004): The Little Boy From The Carpenter's Shop; God Put A Rainbow In The Clouds; Too Much To Gain To Lose; I Know Who Holds Tomorrow; This Old House; Peace In The Valley; Mom And Daddy; I Will Serve Thee; I Have The Key; We'll Soon Be Done. (Re-released in 1974 on CAM Records/CAM-1402)

1972 Here Comes The Volkswagen (Blackwood Brothers Records/DRP 7211): The Little House By The Side Of The Road; I Know Who Holds Tomorrow; Wandering Aimlessly; Life's Railway To Heaven; Here Comes The Volkswagen; The Lighthouse; Peace In The Valley; I Won't Have To Live Here Anymore; I've Been Accepted By The Lord; The Last Mile Of The Way.

1974 Ken Turner Sings High And Low (CAM Records/CAM-1420): Long Haired Hippie Preacher; Green, Green Grass Of Home; I'm On My Way; It Is No Secret; Praises To The Coming King; If You Need A Friend Like Jesus; Why Me Lord; Thanks To Calvary; Which Road Do I Take; Repay For Calvary; Apple Tree Story; Canaan Land.

1975 Gospel With A Touch Of Country (Skylite Records/SLP-6156): Brother Galloway; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; I’ll Fly Away; I Was Lonely Without Jesus; I Am A Pilgrim; I Saw The Light; Where No One Stands Alone; The Old Gospel Ship; His Name Is Jesus; Someone Who Loves Me.

1978 Children's Album (Skylite Records/SLP-6188): The Preacher And The Bear; The Laughing Song; Let The Church Roll On; Sounds-Races; Danny Boy; Dogs In Harmony; This Old House; Sounds All Around; Rollin And Kickin In The Noonday Sun; Make The Guitar Talk.

1979 The Best Of Ken Turner Of The Blackwood Brothers (Skylite Records/SLP-6221): One Day Too Late; One Day Closer; Tears Will Never Stain The Streets Of That City; Savior Lead Me Gently Home; Brotherly Love; Who Am I; His Amazing Love; Lord I'm Unworthy; I'm Never Going Back Again; When He Reached Down His Hand For Me.

1979 Favorite Hymns (Voice Box Records/VB-0879): If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again; Softly And Tenderly; The Old Rugged Cross; When They Ring Those Golden Bells; Farther Along; Do Not Pass Me By; Were You There; Lord I'm Coming Home; Heaven Will Surely Be Worth It All; He Will Understand And Say Well Done; Whispering Hope; In The Garden.

1982 Here Come The Critters (with Donna Douglas) (Skylite Records/SLP-6286): Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho; Noah's Ark; Go Jonah; Swing Low Sweet Chariot; David And Goliath; Animals Visit The Christ Child.

1984 Little Critters In Concert (Skylite Records/SLP-6314): Jesus Loves The Little Children; Train And The Bus; Critter's Lesson In Joke Telling; Alligator Boots; The Crossed-Eyed Rat; The Lighthouse Beam; Smile; This Ole House; Helicopter And Airplane Flight; Everything Is Beautiful; Raining Cats And Dogs; Alleluia.

1984 Ken Turner Of The Blackwood Brothers Presents The Multi-talented Turner Family (Skylite Records/SLP-6330): Now More Than Ever; Your Love; No Other Word For Grace But Amazing; Look For Me; Seeking For Me; I'm The Lamb; We Are Standing On Holy Ground; No Other Name; Amazing Grace; Forever In Your Arms. (Ken Turner sings with Kenna Turner and Tammy Turner).

???? Ken Turner Live With Bruce Moses And The Ozarks (Custom Records): I'll Fly Away; The Eastern Gate; I Know Who Holds Tomorrow; May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You; Momma's Song Book; This Old House; Until Then; Danny Boy; Mom And Dad; Peace In The Valley; When The Saints Go Marching In.

???? Ken Turner's Collections (K And J Recordings): Daddy’s Girl; It’s A Joy; Valleys Are For Learning; Let Jesus Happen To You; His Name Is Jesus; Learning To Lean; It Is Well; When He Was On The Cross; I Surrender All; Beulah Land.

Songwriter's Résumé

(Partial List)

Here Comes The Volkswagen
My Burdens Rolled Away
Now I Know Why
Praise The Lord Everyday
The Little House By The Side Of The Road
The Man Of Galilee

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