You know I LOVE Youth Choirs and The Soul Children of Chicago are among the very best. Give the song time…the opening solo isn’t riveting (IMHO) but once the choir comes in it’s great…USE ME, have Thine own way, USE ME as an instrument of praise! If I had ten thousand tongues, I’d praise … Read more and listen Use Me
Here is one more from Twinkie Clark’s “Praise and Worship” live album released in 2006. She does write some great songs.
Twinkie Clark (nee Elbertina) is the eldest daughter of Mattie Moss Clark who was Director of the Music Department for The Church of God in Christ. With her sisters, Twinkie headed the Clark Sister who had a huge impact on contemporary gospel. Twinkie was well versed as an organist and could make the B3 be … Read more and listen In Your Presence
This song was suggested to me by Tina Kohout, a singer in Joyful Voices of Inspiration. Thank you Tina; great find. This cut is from a 1983 album of Prince’s titled “Piano & A Microphone”. Great self accompanied solo version. The recently released music video for this song is raw and powerful. … Read more and listen Oh Mary Don’t You Weep
Another great song from one of my very favorite old school gospel singers/producers/directors, Rev. Clay Evans
Tamela Mann is a great gospel singer, but I haven’t listened to much of her work to be honest. This song is from the soundtrack of the movie “Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman” which I haven’t seen. The song is good gospel though and I thought I would share it with you … Read more and listen Take It To Jesus
How could I have possibly overlooked this song after three years of posting?? This is a traditional gospel staple from James Bignon’s Georgia Mass Choir featuring soloist Richardine Holmes recorded in 1989.
Another great traditional gospel song from one of the best from “back in the day”, Rev. Maceo Woods and his Christian Tabernacle Choir Of Chicago.
Dr. Jonathan Greer II was born and raised in Chicago, where as a child he ministered along his father. He later served as the church’s organist and choir director, eventually recording for the Nashboro label. Greer turned away from music as he accepted a pastorship in Nashville, next leading the Cathedral of Faith church in … Read more and listen I Need You
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.