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
Since Thomas A. Dorsey is considered to be the father of gospel music, it is only fitting that this blog include at least one song performed my Dorsey himself. This music is a far cry from the even the “traditional” gospel we know today, (I think it sounds more like a country and western song … Read more and listen If You See My Savior
I’m a little short on time this morning, so no lengthy write up on this song. I just want to get the post out because I know how testy some folks can be, NORRIS, if they don’t get their Song of the Day!! Enjoy, everyone.
As I may have said before, I’m a sucker for youth/children’s choirs. I can’t find any ANYTHING online about this version of this song or about the group that sings it, The Life Youth Choir, so it’s kind of a mystery as to where I even found this recording. This song is often called “Perfect … Read more and listen How Excellent (Perfect Praise)