David Huff dropped out of Junior College to follow his dream forming David & The Giants rock band in Laurel, Mississippi.
Early Days Band Members!
David Huff – guitar, vocals
Clayborn Huff – bass
Rayborn Huff – keyboards
Jerry Parker – drums
The band released its first single, a cover version of “Rockin’ Robin” followed by the single “I’ll Always Love You” on Charm Records.
Jerry Parker left the band!
The band released “On Bended Knees” and “Someday You’re Gonna Be Sorry” on Amy Records.
The band released “Ten Miles High”, “I’m Down So Low”, “Superlove”, and “Rolling in My Sleep” on Crazy Horse Records of Capitol Records. Also “Don’t Say No” and “Love ’em and Leave ’em” on Capitol Records.
Keith Thibodeaux (best known as “Little Ricky” from I Love Lucy) joined the band replacing Friday Nelson on the drums.
David Huff was in the studio with The Rolling Stones’ during a recording session in Alabama, and also spent some time in the studio with artists such as Stevie Wonder and Rod Stewart.
The band released “Super Good Feeling” and “A Letter to Josephine” on Fame Records.
The band performed in concert with Styx, Black Oak Arkansas, Cheech and Chong, and Chuck Berry.
David and Twin Brothers split up musically.
Rayborn and Clayborn Huff became members of a mainstream group called Magic. Later they would rejoin the Christian band singing songs about the Lord.
David Huff made a solo record, “Glory Hallelujah” released on MGM Records. He was flown to California by MGM Records to record it.
Keith Thibodeaux left the band!
After finding Jesus Christ, Keith left the band behind for his newfound Faith in Jesus Christ. David Shelton finished out the secular bands days on the drums.
David and the Giants left the secular rock scene behind!
After a newfound relationship with Jesus Christ, David and his twin brothers all were saved and sought to change the very foundation of the band to a different style of Christian music.
New Christian Band Members!
Gerald Hagan – piano
Owen Hale – drums
Released “Song of Songs” Album
The first Christian album had more ballads and a pop-rock sound and included “Glory Hallelujah” and “Roll On“, later covered by Wayne Watson.
Released “This One’s For You” Album
The original version of “Noah“, now a classic song and fan favorite was recorded in 1978.
Released “Step In My Shoes” Album
Owen Hale played drums for these first three albums. Gerald Hagan left the band. Then Keith Thibodeaux returned to the drums later in the year.
Released “Almost Midnight” Album with Keith Thibodeaux at the drums!
This rock album closer to their musical roots was produced with Keith back at the drums for the first time since the band converted to Christianity in 1977.
Released “Heaven or Hell” Album
This continued the bands more rock roots and sound making David and the Giants truly pioneers in the early days of Contemporary Christian music.
Released “David and the Giants” Album
After signing with the Columbia Records’ Christian label, Priority Records this album was released and widely distributed.
Released “Riders In The Sky” Album
This album produced staples like:
Step By Step, King Of The Jews, and Look At The People.
Released “Inhabitants of the Rock” Album
This was the first release on the Myrrh Label. The radio hits “I Am Persuaded” and “I Can Depend On You” were produced from this album.
Released “Under Control” Album
The radio hit “His Love Lifted Me Up” was produced from this album.
Released “Magnificat” Album
The radio hit “Why” was produced from this album.
Released “Strangers To The Night” Album
This was the first release on the Giant Records Label, David’s self-label.
Released “R-U Gonna Stand Up” Album
The still popular radio hit “Here’s My Heart” was produced from this album. Thanks to a mislabeled CD that was supposed to be from Soul II Soul, WNCI Program Director Dave Robbins from Columbus Ohio like the song enough to put it on the air. WNCI received such a positive response that it was added into regular rotation. In the summer of 1989, Keith Thibodeaux left the band.
Keith Thibodeaux left the band!
Released “Distant Journey” Album with Lance Huff at the drums!
1990 issued in a new decade with Lance Huff, David’s son at the drums.
Nominated for Dove Award!
“Distant Journey” was nominated for a Dove Award for “Rock Album of the Year.”
Released “Long Time Coming” Album!
The hits “I’m Still Rocking” and “Stumbling Block To A Stepping Stone” were produced from this album.
Released “Giant Hits” Album!
The hit “Always On My Mind” was produced from this album.
Clayborn Huff left the band!
Dennon Dearman joined the band to play bass replacing Clayborn when he left to follow his newfound calling as Pastor of Christian Life Fellowship.
Released “Angels Unaware” Album!
Released “Dream” Album!
After 17 inspiring contemporary Christian Rock albums over 20 years, the original band disbanded bringing what looked like an end to David and the Giants.
David Huff begins Solo Career!
David released several Solo Projects and traveled as a Solo Artist.
David and the Giants back on the road!
The original band, David, his twin brothers, and Keith Thibodeaux started performing reunion concerts across the nation and abroad.
“Superlove” and “Ten Miles High” singles appeared on the Wigan Casino Story Continues-Various Artists compilation.
David and the Giants first ever Live Recording!
It was in Pearl, MS where a reunion performance was recorded and tracked live. After reviewing the results of the live tracks and some studio overdubs added – The album “Still Rockin’ [Live]” with four studio tracks were produced and released the following year.
David and the Giants 40th Anniversary!
Their 40th Anniversary year started with another live recording from Pearl, MS was tracked to produce “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and released in digital format. The rest of the year was spent preparing for the 40th Anniversary Event and the first ever live video production.
Released 40th Anniversary, “The Best Is Yet To Come” 1977 – 2017 combo DVD/CD Set!
Philippines Mission Trip
David and the Giants flew to The City of Love in Iloilo City, Philippines to perform for the Summer Lover Tour 2018. Read the full story here.
Released “What Are You Waiting For?” Album!
The first full studio project since 1997 with all new songs. The hit “I’m Saved” was produced from this album.
Released “Don’t Mess With Israel” to Radio!
As middle east tensions continue to rise, David and the Giants released “Don’t Mess With Israel” from the 2019 “What Are You Waiting For?” album to Radio. The song reflects all our faith that the Lord has a special purpose for Israel and their land. Convinced from the scriptures that he who blesses Israel will be blessed and he who curses Israel will be cursed.
Still to this date, the original David and the Giants band continues to travel where God leads for events!
Here’s My Heart from the Philippines (2018)
CD, MP3, FLAC48
DVD, MP3, FLAC48