We seem to be doing a lot of standing around this week. Yesterday we were standing in the need of prayer and today we’re standing in the need of a blessing. Are we really THAT needy?? WHAT-EVER!! This is a wonderful song from the mass choir at James Cleveland’s GMWA convention in 2000.
Another gospel great; John P. Kee, a former addict from Durham North Carolina who turned himself around a became a huge force in gospel music in the ’90’s. His choir, The New Life Community Choir is great as well.
I don’t think I’ve posted a song by the great Albertina Walker, a true gospel legend. Albertina was the founder of the famous “Caravans” in the early fifties (member of the Caravans included James Cleveland, Bessie Griffin, Shirley Caesar, Dorothy Norwood, Inez Andrews to name a few). She died in 2010 after a long career … Read more and listen Until My Day Is Done
Some great toe tapping, hand clapping uptempo traditional gospel from a recording made at the annual The Gospel Music Workshop of America convention held in Dallas Texas in 2006.
There are sooo many versions and variations of this song that I could do a couple of weeks worth of posts, but for now lets just start with this one, Not long after the 1998 release of this debut recording “Patrick Love presents the A.L. Jinwright Mass Choir,” a Billboard magazine article listed them as … Read more and listen Lift The Savior Up
Okay, because not all of you understand Swahili all that well making the prior post a bit less than inspirational, I’m making today a TWO-FER Sunday.(I know…”What a good guy!”) And what better song to share than a great hip-hop contemporary song called “Dance Like It’s Sunday”. So, get another cup of Joe and get … Read more and listen Dance Like It’s Sunday
Today we’re off to South Africa to hear a cut by the South African Gospel Singers. I have no idea what the title means, but it really doesn’t matter; the sound is wonderful.
Newer praise and worship songs like this aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I LOVE ’em. I love the soaring guitar solo that picks up around 3:03 goes right to the end. The voices of the individual parts on the vamp are great too (love the audience feedback too!)
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!