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
A while ago I posted a version of Tina Turner singing this song, but this might be even better. It features Bishop G. E. Patterson. Growing up on Orleans street in the Lauderdale Sub neighborhood of Memphis, he was saved at 11 years old at a revival held in Holy Temple COGIC. Holy Temple COGIC … Read more and listen Walk With Me Lord
Mary Mary are actually sisters Erica Atkins-Campbell and Trecina Atkins-Campbell. Formed in 1998, Mary Mary was launched into mainstream recognition following the release of their best-selling debut album, Thankful, which contained not only this track but the hit single “Shackles (Praise You)”. Their followup album Incredible (2002), reached number one on the Top Gospel Albums … Read more and listen Can’t Give Up Now
Another great version of a timeless old song to add to the two I’ve published in the past. The song never gets old and it always makes me think of the kind of life people have, whether incarcerated or imprisoned by life’s hardships, that makes them long to fly away to a better place. Some … Read more and listen I’ll Fly Away
This is a great song, albeit a tad long at just over 9 minutes. If the first 4 minutes and 42 seconds don’t quite do it for you (I LIKE it…especially the echo/reverb effect on “money’s gone”), then head right for 4 minute+ vamp. I love it; nothing special or gimmicky, just good out call … Read more and listen His Name Is Jesus
This is a classic Georgia Mass song; not sure why I haven’t posted it until now. Just too many good gospel songs to be had I guess!!
Oh my!! I have a NEW favorite song I just stumbled across a few days ago and I can’t stop listening to it!! It is a bit of a mash up of several genres and gospel styles and it all works soooo well. AND, every now and again, pay attention to the bassline…it’s awesome as … Read more and listen I’m Going All The Way
So, to get your motor running this morning I’ve selected a great contemporary hip-hop song. This caught my ear the other day and I’ve had a hard time getting the chorus out of my head…earworm alert!
This is a great old school sounding song going back to 1978 when traditional gospel was still very much in style, but you can hear the jazz/blues/contemporary influence.. Nice B3 and piano and the high wailing sopranos are classic.
Thought this song might be appropriate since yet ANOTHER rainy day is in the forecast! Holy Spirit, Rain on me! Pour on me! Drip-drop-drip-drop! Drip-drop-drip-drop! Jessie Obanner started this group in 1994 and recorded the album titled “Rain On Me”. It was a great start of a powerhouse unit of young people and musicians … Read more and listen Rain On Me
A little Thanksgiving sampling from Detroit Michigan, home of some of the best gospel in the world. Charles Nicks, Jr. [Charlie] (July 18, 1941 – July 28, 1988) was an American gospel musician and former pastor, organist, and accompanist of St. James Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. Rev. Nicks released his first musical project … Read more and listen Thanksgiving Week 2018 – Saturday