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 wonderful song from Pastor W.A. Treadwell & The United Faith Tabernacle Choir. Great guitar accompaniment, and a nice surprise at 2:25 William “Willie” Treadwell was born in Anniston, AL. on February 28, 1931, to the late David and Limmer-Jane Treadwell. Bishop Treadwell was drafted into the United States Army in 1952 where we fought … Read more and listen Nearer and Nearer To My Home
Here is a 9 minute treat for all of you I found on YouTube this morning. This is a fantastic recording of an unknown choir doing an amazing job on Thomas Whitfield’s classic song, “I Shall Wear A Crown”. The wonderful soprano sax featured prominently in the intro is played by a young woman…the whole … Read more and listen I Shall Wear A Crown – Revisited yet again!
I found this song on YouTube, and thought I’d post it because I liked it. I just researched the artist, King Louis H. Narcisse on Wikipedia. What an amazing bio. This song is kind of like Bobby “Blues” Bland meets gospel. If you were ever unsure that blues, R&B, soul and gospel are all intertwined … Read more and listen Without The Lord
They called Freeman Wilson Jr. the “Teddy Pendergrass of gospel music.” They also called him a “miracle,” because when he was born in 1941, he weighed just 2.5 pounds and there was considerable doubt that he’d survive. But survive he did, and he became an important force in the world of gospel music in Philadelphia … Read more and listen He Brought Me Out
I was preparing another song to post this morning when this song started to play and it quickly grabbed my attention right from the intro, so I thought I’d post this song instead. I noticed this great song was composed by Cleavant Derricks. Always one to recognise good song writers, I Google him. What an … Read more and listen Just A Little Talk With Jesus
A nice uptempo song from one of my all-time favorites, Rev. Clay Evans. While researching this song I did come across some disturbing information about Rev. Evans. Seems that back in the 60’s or so, Rev. Evans made an album (TWO SIDES!!) of a homophobic sermon/rant he gave. What bothers me the most is … Read more and listen I’ve Come To Praise His Name
This goes back a bit to 1976 (sounds like yesterday to me, but do the math…that’s 40+ years ago!). It has a nice down home country flavor to it, even though the choir hails from Nutley, NJ! Nice guitar accompaniment. Nice dynamics by the choir too.
Happy Monday morning! Here is a song GUARANTEED to get your motor running before you head out on the highway today looking for adventure in whatever comes your way. There are uptempo songs and then there are UPTEMPO songs. This is one of the later. Speaking for myself, I’m exhausted after just listening to snippets … Read more and listen O Lord I Just Want To Thank You
Rev. Gerald Thompson & The Chicago Combined Choir never seem to fail to grab my attention. I just love their music. This is a good Sunday morning gospel church song; the first four and a half minutes is the song itself, the remaining four minutes is one big Praise Break. So get your dancin’ shoes … Read more and listen He Keeps On Blessing Me
You know a song is great when it moves you no matter how it is performed. I recently stumbled across this instrumental of Richard Smallwood’s Total Praise being performed at a Homecoming service in a small church. I LOVE IT. What do you think??