One of the first gospel songs I heard that really touched me and I’m not sure exactly why. It’s a classic from 1982 written and composed by gospel great Myrna Summer.
I can’t help but think of Joyful Voices choir member Tony Clayton singing this song in concert one year. It was wonderful! I don’t have a recording of that performance, so you’ll have to settle for the original recording by Bill Moss Jr., son of Bill Moss, Sr, and nephew of Mattie Moss Clark (Bill … Read more and listen Made Me Glad
Sing it on a Sunday morning! Another old song of the church written by Albert A. Goodson in 1963. Enjoy. And for you who just can’t get enough, here are 8 more versions of the song.
Vickie Bowman married into the Winans family dynasty in 1978 when she married Marvin Winans, a member of the gospel group, “The Winans”. Vicky Winans has a wonderful voice, but never reached super-stardom over her long career. This is one of her best songs recorded in 1995. Its a lovely, big torchy ballad that builds … Read more and listen We Shall Behold Him
One of Rev. James Cleveland’s best known songs is titled “Everything Will Be Alright”. Today I present two audio looks into the idea that “Everything Will Be Alright”. The first cut is from the CD “Gospel Legends” produced and released by Milton Biggham and Malco Records, and is pretty much the way Cleveland wrote it. … Read more and listen Everything Will Be Alright
This song was a Geoff Hicks Inspirational Choir staple during it’s four years before the choir became Joyful Voices of Inspiration. The song is a staple of the black church and this is a wonderful live recording featuring Rev. Milton Biggham (founder of The Georgia Mass Choir) and Lillian Lily performing the solo leads. Those … Read more and listen Praise Him
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