There are SO many songs about giving thanks that it is hard to whittle them down so I can post two or three each day this week, but I think I have some real gems here. To kick things off I’m introducing my new favorite gospel song. I can’t find the lyrics online, can’t Shazam … Read more and listen Thanksgiving Week 2018 – Friday
The MASTER again, Richard Smallwood with his song of Thanks. This almost nine minute masterpiece, like “Total Praise”, leaves one drained and full of emotion. A beautiful, powerful song. Walter Hawkins, the Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, composer and pastor of Oakland’s Love Center Church, died July 11, 2010,at the age … Read more and listen Happy Thanksgving!
Evangelist Myrna Summers is the Minister of Music at Reid Temple A.M.E. Church in Glendale, Maryland. Myrna is the leader of the church’s five choirs, orchestra and is the Director of Reid Temple’s Mass Choir. Prior to joining and assuming her duties at Reid Temple A.M.E Church in 1999, Myrna was Minister of Music at … Read more and listen Thanksgiving Week 2018 – Post 1
I MISS not doing the song of the day blog, but don’t miss all the work that went into finding, editing, researching and writing each post, sooooo… How about I just RECYCLE the old posts starting from three years ago?? The songs may now be a bit familiar to you, but I picked them because … Read more and listen BRILLIANT!!
Last night as I drove home from JVOI rehearsal, this song came on and it knocked my socks off. Why hadn’t I heard this before?? Whatever the reason, I had to share it with you all. It’s my new “favorite song”! The first version is by Ms. Le’Andria Johnson who, not surprisingly, won BET’s “Sunday … Read more and listen If Jesus Can’t Fix It
It’s amazing what I come across stored in the inner recesses of my computer. Here is a wonderful recording from The Geoff Hicks Inspirational Choir from 2000, just after the choir was first formed. LOTS of energy, LOTS of great piano work from Geoffrey Dana Hicks and LOTS of great drumming from Ken White! One … Read more and listen Just As Soon
Absolutely classic James Cleveland. Everything about this song is soooo James Cleveland…his solo voice, the somewhat strident sound of the choir, the piano part, the format of the song. This is “The King of Gospel Music” at his very best.
ANY song from Walter Hawkins and The Hawkins Family is good…by definition. Walter was one of the very best at writing contemporary gospel songs that could pull at your heartstrings and make you weep. To wit: “What Is This” from 1980.
“Young people, there’s nothin’ wrong with dancin’ for Jesus But we can’t forget where we come from… So if you don’t mind Let’s have a little o’ church right now Thank you, Jesus. Listen” Classic Kirk Franklin reaching out his young followers to remind them not to favorite traditional gospel from back in the day. … Read more and listen Something About The Name Jesus
Frank Williams sing lead on this wonderful song from The Mississippi Mass Choir. This is one of those songs you MUST let develop and listen to the whole way through because the ending vamp (starting at 5:00 and going on for almost another 5 minutes!!) is spectacular…promise!