John P. Kee seems to have fallen out of the current gospel scene, but back in the ’80’s he was “The Man”. A reformed drug dealer, he had a captivating presence. He was BIG and had an imposing stature, with a gravelly, rough, tough, voice. He he was great at singing lead, had a marvelous … Read more and listen Send Your Power
Here is the last in the series of three songs from The Geoff Hicks Inspirational Choir. This is an adaptation of a song that was performed by The Edwin Hawkins Singers on their “Oh Happy Day” album. One of my very favorites.
Another signature song of The Geoff Hicks Inspirational Choir was “He’ll Make A Way”.
Okay, for the next four days this blog is going to feature the songs that our Joyful Voices of Inspiration “special guest music director”, Geoffrey Dana Hicks, is going to be teaching the choir during our first two rehearsals of the season that begins this coming Monday (until Donnell Patterson, our Director who is on … Read more and listen Jesus On The Mainline
STOP!!! WAIT!! Do NOT by pass this song thinking it might have anything to do with the pop hit from Bill Withers released in 1972. The ONLY thing these have in common are the title. This is a VERY moving song by Kirk Franklin from 1998. The song is a collaboration with Bono, Mary … Read more and listen Lean On Me
Yesterday I presented a song about asking God for a second chance. This 1995 song, “God of a Second Chance” from Hezekiah Walker and his Love Fellowship Temple choir, revisits the subject and pulls it off beautifully. I love the lyric that simply asks, “Restore my song.” The female lead singer is Juanita Bynum, who … Read more and listen God Of A Second Chance
Back to some good old, mass choir style, traditional gospel from The Dallas Fort Worth Mass Choir. Great 3 minute vamp starting at 4:12. Everytime I try to do the right thing I always end up doing the wrong thing The only thing I seem to do is keep on messin’ up Forgive me, and … Read more and listen Another Chance
While looking for a bit of background on this song and Dr, Margaret Douroux herself, I came across the article below that I have slightly edited for use here. I don’t know if this song, “I’m Determined”, can be considered part of the “early 20th century gospel music” the writer refers to, but I DO … Read more and listen I’m Determined
Yes, there are plenty of one hit wonders in the gospel world too, and Lisa McClendon is one of them (IMHO). Although she released three albums in the early 2000’s (the aughts??), only one song really drew much attention; “You Are Holy”. And with good reason. She has a lovely voice and the song is … Read more and listen You Are Holy
Okay, a little more Clark Sisters’ music today since someone I know really enjoyed yesterday’s offering. This is one of The Clark Sisters’ mega hits from the 1981. I find it to be a brilliant song on so many levels, starting with the crazy rhythm the song opens up with. It’s impossible to tell what … Read more and listen You Brought The Sunshine