I love Hezekiah Walker and The Love Fellowship Tabernacle Choir. First, I just love the NAME. Secondly, his songs. although simple and very repetitive, are addicting. As they go on and on modulating up and up and up, the more fun it gets. On THIS song the challenge is to learn to count the beats … Read more and listen Jesus Is My Help
One thing I’ve learned about gospel songs is that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, meaning that very often you have to give a song time to develop before you dismiss it as perhaps not being your cup of tea. I listen to a lot of gospel, old and new, looking … Read more and listen He’s So Real
Everyday when I pick a new song I’m reminded of why I love gospel and why I love a particular song. I’d sort of forgotten about this gem, but I’m soooo glad I found it again. From the first measure of the 18 second intro I’m hooked. The rythym and the drums, the keyboard, the … Read more and listen I Want My Savior
Here is a praise and worship song with a nice reggae/Caribbean vibe to it from Boston’s own Freda Battle. It was written by Herb Jones, a well known gospel music figure in the Boston area. I believe Herb is Minister of Music at Sharon Molden’s church in Brockton. Many years ago when JVOI was between … Read more and listen He Is Lord
Another gem from the wonderful four CD set of gospel from Smithsonian Folkways. This song is from The Poole Brothers, a 1990’s acappela group from Greensboro Alabama who sang in the old quartet style of gospel. Quartet style singing was very popular from 1900 to about 1980 when the new, contemporary gospel sound emerged leaving … Read more and listen Nobody Knows the Trouble I See
Another offering from Vanessa Bell Armstrong. This is a cut that features Vanessa off a CD by Kelly Price.
“Get right church and let’s go home!!” Some nice uptempo old school gospel…with a little six second modern techno stutter at :20 before the choir comes in. The band is wonderful…as is the vamp!!
Heard this song on my walk this morning and had to share it with all of you. “I don’t care what’s going on, and when things seem to go wrong, with my faith I can be strong and trust (rest) in you.” The first song is the original version, the other is Joyful Voices’ … Read more and listen I Rest In You
I’m betting that more than a few of us might need some lifting up right about now. Try this out and see if it helps at all. Keep the faith and always keep a song in your heart.
ELECTION DAY 2016 When its all over Lord, I wanna go home and take my rest. Amen This is a re-post of a song I posted last December, but seemed appropriate to revisit it today.