I don’t know, just feelin’ a little hip hop this morning. Here’s an offering from Mary Mary (Tina Campbell and Erica Campbell). (I’ve also included the karaoke track and lyrics in case you get inspired to try it on your own; it’s pretty infectious. Great fuzz guitar and big bass on the karaoke track.) Mary … Read more and listen Shackles (Praise You)
Glenn Edward Burleigh was the first of three children born to Rev. Nathaniel and Iona Burleigh, July 5, 1949 (one day before me!!) in Guthrie, Oklahoma. He graduated from high School in 1967 and entered the University of Oklahoma as a piano major graduating in 1971. He attended Oklahoma City University where he received his … Read more and listen Hosanna Hosanna
For those of you who might need a refresher on the story of Job, the into to this song gives a simple, concise, one minute synopsis in language we all can understand. Released in 1989, the song features the incredible Rev. Daryl Coley.
Okay, this is the biggest post I’ve EVER made, and it’s worth every note The song “I Won’t Complain” has been recorded and covered so many times; it is just one of those old songs that, with the right singer(s), NEEDS to be sung. Yesterday James Early posted a link to three singers (Rance Allen, … Read more and listen I Won’t Complain
Another great version of “Hold on to God’s Unchanging Hand”. This cut is from the “Volume 4 – Community Gospel” CD in the Smithsonian-Folkway “Wade in the Water” four CD collection. Not every song in this set enthralls me, but there are plenty of cuts across the 4 CDs that are unmatched. Follow the link … Read more and listen Hold on to God’s Unchanging Hand
Another offering from the Tommies ….Chicago’s Rev. Milton Brunson and The Thompson Community Choir. Happy Memorial Day weekend!!
I was reminded of this great song this morning because I just watched a video of The Afro Sound Choir from Buenos Aires Argentina performing the song. BOTH versions are fantastic. One of my most favoritest songs.
It’s a strange irony that a white pop record would make an American black gospel choir a household name around the world. Nevertheless, it was The New Jersey Mass Choir’s collaboration with Foreigner on their internationally massive hit “I Want To Know What Love Is” that first brought the choir to most people’s attention. The … Read more and listen Stand Up (for Jesus)
The Winans from Detroit were one of the first groups to really merge gospel, R&B, soul, and secular music into songs that both the gospel community and secular audiences could embrace. This cut is from the album “The Winans: Return” that was huge hit. On the 1990 Billboard gospel charts it hit #1, on the … Read more and listen When You Cry
Here’s a great old song from Donnie McClurkin recorded at one of Minister Carlton Pearson’s “Live at Azuza” conferences. “Mr. Pearson’s annual Azusa conferences, a powerful combination of music and ministry, drew as many as 20,000 people to Oral Roberts University. (He’d started his career in the 1970s as a member of Oral Roberts’ World … Read more and listen Living He Love Me – Medley