This is the Real Deal. (I’m pretty sure that’s NOT Clapton on guitar, but the style fits the song perfectly.)
Something new I’m trying…a VIDEO post!! Here are two for starters. Most folks know I am a BIG fan of the Hammond B3 organ. Here are two fine players that showing off a bit. I love the idea of some kid just walking into an organ showroom and quietly sitting down at a … Read more and listen Playing around with the B3 – Video Post!!
Another gem from The New Jerusalem Baptist Church Choir. I can only count up to 17 singers on the images on the front of the album cover. This is one of the (umpteen) songs I’d like sung at my funeral. “This world is not my home, I’m just passing through…”
I don’t know why, but there seems to be a disproportionate number of great versions and arrangements (most of them uptempo) of the song “Do You Know Him” . I was originally going to dribble these four songs out over four consecutive days, but then I thought it would be harder for people to enjoy all … Read more and listen Do You Know Him?
Great song. It builds an builds until at 4:10 Vicky and an unknown male vocalist start riffing on “What Love” with each other.
Starting in the early 1980s, The Winans from Detroit had a huge influence on contemporary gospel. They broke all the rules blending gospel, soul, R&B, and tight vocal harmonies into gospel music unheard of up ’til then. They were signed to their first recording contract in 1980 by gospel legend Andrae Crouch. The Winan brothers, Ronald, … Read more and listen Uphold Me
Sorry for the late posting; the power went out at 5:15AM and just came back on about 10 minutes ago (8:15AM) This song is so simple, but, like many great gospel songs, just sort of sucks you in. The singers include not only Donnie McClurkin, but Queenie Lennox, Sheila Carpenter, Vincent Freeman, and Duawan Starling, … Read more and listen Great Is Your Mercy
Some more good old time gospel, this time from Chester D.T. Baldwin. Although a relatively new recording, this song has all the feel of a classic traditional gospel song.
So, I don’t know if this qualifies as gospel or not, but I had to post it anyway. Yesterday on her Facebook page, Suzanne Buell, a new JVOI member, shared a video of this song and since then I haven’t been able to get the song and its rhythms out of my head. After looking … Read more and listen Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie
Ever been somewhere listening an incredibly moving song and seen people silently raise their hand in the air and just slowly wave it back and forth? The first time I saw it happen I didn’t quite get it, but one day while I visiting a black church I was listening to the choir sing the … Read more and listen If I Can’t Say A Word