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Walter Santos coming to Honey Lake Church

Years ago I discovered satellite radio and I’ve been enjoying it ever since. What I like about it is that I can choose a certain genre of music to listen to, albeit 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, etc. In the late fifties and early sixties, “Doo-Wop” music dominated the airwaves. Groups like The Platters, The Penguins, The Turbans, The Capris and many more delighted us with vocal syllables representing musical instruments that came to be known as “Doo-Wop.” When I want to re-live those fond musical memories, I just click the 50’s and 60’s button on my Sirius XM and drift back to those days when 57 Chevy’s, Ford Fairlanes, and Mercury Monterey’s ruled the road…those days of cruisin’ main street, drive-in theatres, roller-skating, car hops at the hamburger joint and cherry cokes. Walter Santos grew up in New York City during a time when Doo-Wop became particularly popular. Since percussion was featured in many of those songs, Santos (as he likes to be called) learned to play percussion instruments, which landed him many musical jobs with some great bands. He got his break when he played Carnegie Hall on the same bill with legendary artists, The Jazz Crusaders and George Benson. He went on to work with many renowned jazz musicians of the time and later on, would work with Charlie Daniels, Moby Grape, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, and Pure Prairie League. But like so many in the entertainment world, Santos became a drug-addict. His habit led to serious troubles and he barely avoided a life-sentence in prison. It was during this critical time he had an experience that would forever change his life. Dion Dimucci of Dion and the Belmonts fame showed him the way home to Jesus Christ! Since that wonderful day, Santos has toured the world constantly sharing the good news that has truly set him free. The gospel message is clearly defined through his oldies renditions that will compel you to tap your feet…snap your fingers…or maybe even dance the jitterbug! If you enjoy those oldies but goodies like I do, then you won’t want to miss hearing Santos this coming Sunday, Dec 13, at our Worldwide Ministry Service at Honey Lake Church in Greenville. We’re located about halfway between Greenville and Salt Road on the west. The service will start at 11 a.m. and we’ll have a covered dish buffet afterwards. Bring along a friend or two and lets have some fun while we “doo-wop” for the Lord! For more information about Walter Santos and his ministry, you can visit http://www.santosministries.org.

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