There is such a rich treasury of gospel music, from the “traditional” songs written in the 1930s – 1950’s, to the mass choir sound pioneered by James Cleveland in the late-60’s, and on through the soul, funk, hip-hop and rap gospel that defines “contemporary” gospel. We want to share some of this music with our … Read more and listen Welcome Note
I’m back after a short hiatus. I’ve always said that one of the very best contemporary gospel groups is Ricky Dillard and his New Generation Chorale. Their work is ALWAYS outstanding and this cut is no exception.
In the 60’s James Cleveland made a deal with Savoy records to help them find new talent. Cleveland agreed to record 8-10 albums a year under the title “James Cleveland Presents…”. All Cleveland had to do was to find a choir he thought he had merit and perform on ONE TRACK on the album. These … Read more and listen I’m So Thankful
By now most of you all know of my love of youth choirs and this is a great example of why. From the outset with the riffing B3 organ and the intro right up until the the end, this song is wonderful. Yes, perhaps the soloist doesn’t have the most beautiful voice, but it is … Read more and listen God Reigns
It gets harder and harder to find good songs I’ve yet to post, but I can always come up with SOMETHING. Today’s selection is from a college gospel choir and they are all pro…but I’d expect expect nothing less than a great job from the UCLA Gospel Choir!!
Another great song from 1994 from one of Chicago’s foremost gospel performer and producer, Rev. Clay Evans and his Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church choir. Clay Evans was born on June 25, 1925, in Brownsville, Tennessee, to Henry Clay and Estanauly Evans. He was a graduate of Carver High School, then he moved onto Chicago Baptist … Read more and listen He is Worthy To Be Praised
Great song…the build at the end that starts at 4:02 is nothing new musically, but it is really good and sounds just great when done by the “kids”, especially when they put it all together at 5:10.
James Early taught Joyful Voices this song, but we never worked hard enough on it to get it just right, so we never performed it, which is a shame It is from a movie titled “Something To Sing About”. I watched the movie; it was okay, but this song is one of my favorites (even … Read more and listen Cry Holy
And here’s medley of old songs that starts off with one of the best of the old time traditional type song, Hold Out. Let’s say this our own little Homecoming Service for Lady Soul, the Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin.
Here’s a little more traditional gospel for all you folks who like the pure unadulterated gospel sound before the days of contemporary gospel.
Some great traditional gospel from one of the great early singers, Maceo Woods