Kenny Parker Trio (1972-1977)
Kenny Parker played piano for the Rambos and operated his own music store before forming the Kenny Parker Trio in 1971 with his wife Peggy and Elmer Cole. Much of the music recorded by the trio over the next few years included original songs written by Kenny, Peggy, and/or Cole. Their best-known song is Cole’s “Ten Thousand Years” which appeared as the first track on their first album A First From The Kenny Parker Trio (1972). The trio’s concert sound was distinct from most other artists of the day due to their original songs as well as the fact that Parker typically played a Wurlitzer organ on stage rather than a traditional piano. Other members of the group included Patty Parker and Sherri Parker who later married harmonica player and singer Randy Miller.
1972 A First From (Par-Co): Ten Thousand Years; Just A Simple Prayer; Lead My Steps By The River; Redemption Draweth Nigh; Wait Til The Sun Comes Shinin Through; Jesus Would Love Me The Same; The Unseen Hand; In The Middle of The Road?; From Rags To Riches; Oh What A Happy Day(Kenny Parker, Peggy Parker, Elmer Cole) (re-issued on Heartwarming Records/R3234 in 1973 as Ten Thousand Years).
1972 Afterglow (Par-Co/PC101): I'll Keep Holding On To Jesus; Send Your Love Down Sweet Jesus; I Won't Have To Worry Anymore; Jesus Is The Man That Can; Have You Heard Jesus Loves You; Let's All Sing A Jesus Song; Lord Stay Near To Me; Hallelujah I'm Going Home; No One Else Can Lead Me Home; Are You A Good Samaritan(Kenny Parker, Peggy Parker, Elmer Cole) (re-issued on Heartwarming Records/R3220 in 1973 as I’ll Keep Holding On To Jesus).
1973 Reach Out...And Touch Him (Heartwarming Records/R3248): Reach Out Today And Touch Him; I Love Him More Than Words Can Express; Put Your Arms Around Me Blessed Jesus; Good Old Gospel Train; I Found The Answer; Say A Little Prayer Or Two; Come Over To Canaanland; We're Not Home Yet Children; Just Over The Rainbow; I'll Just Stop Long Enough To Put On My Robe And Crown. (Kenny Parker, Elmer Cole, Peggy Parker).
1975 Jesus...More Precious Than Ever (Heartwarming Records/R3271): More Precious Than Ever Is Jesus; Great Big Wonderful World; I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone; I've Just Got To Be More Like Him; God Bless America And God Bless Me; Just A Little Talk With Jesus; My Friend And I (Jesus Is His Name); I'll See You In The Rapture; Jesus Can Do Anything; I'm So Glad He Found Me (Kenny Parker, Peggy Parker, Patty Parker).
1975 Listen To Love (Heartwarming Records/R3389): Love Medley; I Keep Falling In Love With Him; The Sweetest Hallelujah; He Has Walked This Way Before; I Believe You Jesus; Between The Cross And Heaven; Forgiven; Jesus, Heaven; The Family Reunion; From A Star To Stripes (Kenny Parker, Peggy Parker, Patty Parker).
1985 Keep On Singin' Your Song (Kenny Parker, Peggy Parker, Sherri Parker).