A fairly appropriate song for Easter morning. I remember listening to this song a lot back in the ’90s and until today, I NEVER could fully make out what the lyric was that goes “if you don’t know by now, Jesus ____”???? NOW I get it…”if you don’t know by now, Jesus rose, and He … Read more and listen Jesus Rose
From the master, Richard Smallwood, a lovely, topical song, “Calvery”. Hang on, this is the LIVE version that goes on for 17 minutes including a HUGE praise break/holy dance session at the end. (You should SEE it…go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kTiJC1izuE)
One of the best concerts the Geoff Hicks Inspirational Choir (the forerunner of Joyful Voices of Inspiration) ever had was at 12th Baptist Church in Roxbury, MA. The choir and the audience were rocking! Here is a cut from that concert back in 2000, an old James Cleveland song, “May The Lord Bless You Real … Read more and listen May The Lord Bless You Real Good
From one of James Cleveland’s early albums with the Southern California Community Choir. This is classic Cleveland all the way.
As we enter Easter Week I thought it only appropriate to post some Easter related songs. Even if you’re not Christian and the Easter story means nothing to you, you can still appreciate some really great music. To begin with, an incredible live performance from the Wilmington-Chester Mass Choir from outside Philly. DO listen to … Read more and listen At Calvary
Donald Vails is one of the gospel greats. His choirs and “Choraleers” sang some wonderful music in the 70’s – 90’s. This is a wonderful song feature a female trio of Millicent Nalley, Claudette Manners and Eleanor Butler. (From Wikipedia) Donald Vails was born on December 25, 1948 in Atlanta, Georgia as Donald … Read more and listen Learning To Lean
Vanessa Bell Armstrong has one of the more amazing voices in gospel. Powerful, controlled, always wonderful. This is one of her signature songs, “Nobody But Jesus”. Sometimes people publish the short version of the song, but one misses a lot, so here is the full 7 minute version.
One of my favorite songs. This song was written by Elbertina “Twinkie” Clark, the daughter of Mattie Moss Clark who started the music program for COGIC (Church of God in Christ). This version is directed by Mattie Moss Clark. And, if you enjoyed the COGIC version, you’ll LOVE this one from Rev. James Moore. … Read more and listen I Can Do All Things
One of my favorite songs. This song has been recorded by a whole lot of choirs and groups over the years since Isaiah Jones, Jr. wrote it in 1974. For many years I thought James Cleveland wrote it since it is considered to be one of his signature songs. It IS one of his signature … Read more and listen God Has Smile On Me
The Allegro Workshop Chorale is an offshoot of the Gospel Music Workshop of Amrerica’s youth program…it’s a “kids” choir”, but there is nothing amateur about this choir. They are well rehearsed and sound great, but then again, you’d expect nothing less from the GMWA. This song was recorded in 1980.