Okay, because not all of you understand Swahili all that well making the prior post a bit less than inspirational, I’m making today a TWO-FER Sunday.(I know…”What a good guy!”) And what better song to share than a great hip-hop contemporary song called “Dance Like It’s Sunday”. So, get another cup of Joe and get … Read more and listen Dance Like It’s Sunday
Today we’re off to South Africa to hear a cut by the South African Gospel Singers. I have no idea what the title means, but it really doesn’t matter; the sound is wonderful.
Newer praise and worship songs like this aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I LOVE ’em. I love the soaring guitar solo that picks up around 3:03 goes right to the end. The voices of the individual parts on the vamp are great too (love the audience feedback too!)
This song from 2001 was a huge hit for the Shekinah Glory Ministry choir, based almost solely on the exhortation/lead provided by William Murphy. It is songs exactly like this where William Murphy is incomparable. He can’t sing all that well, but he has these exhortation parts down pat. I just recently learned that it … Read more and listen Praise is What I Do
Here’s a great contemporary version of “Marvelous Things”. I personally prefer this version over the traditional one. I love this cut!
The (sadly now defunct) Harlem Boys Choir executes this wonderful spiritual perfectly. All you JVOI folks who know it, sing along!!
Today we have a sing along!! Here is a great churchy organ track to the old gospel chestnut, “Hold On To God’s Unchanging Hand”. I’ve included the simple refrain…this isn’t the WHOLE song, so just take your laptop or iPhone into the shower this morning and have a little church as you bathe! Gives new … Read more and listen Hold On To God’s Unchanging Hand
Here’s one from The New Jerusalem Baptist Church Choir. In the early 80’s I stumbled on a cassette tape by The New Jerusalem Baptist Church Choir. I first listened to it on a long drive down to Maryland which involved a huge traffic jam, and after 6 hours or so, the songs were all indelibly … Read more and listen They That Wait
A recording from yesterday’s Joyful Voices concert in Belmont Massachusetts yesterday. This is a GREAT performance of Richard Smallwood’s classic song, “Total Praise”. I actually got goosebumps listening to this song as I recorded it…just fabulous!!!
One could argue this isn’t exactly a gospel piece, but it is a GREAT piece of soulful a capella vocal work and body percussion from, who’d a thunk it, six women in The United States Navy Band. ‘It always takes a LONG time for me to get this song out of my head…I really like … Read more and listen Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie