He’s Real

DETROIT, MICHIGAN!  The Great Migration bought a plethora of very talented musicians and singers to the city.  It is no surprise then that Detroit is home of lots of great gospel that emanated from the many black churches there ( not to mention that Detroit also fostered the rise of Motown records.) Greater Emmanuel’s 1994 … Read more and listen He’s Real

Early in the Morning

From the 1968 “Oh Happy Day” album, ‘Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord’. Edwin Hawkins was born in Oakland, California in 1943. He grew up in the Ephesian Church of God in Christ in Berkeley, California. He sang in and arranged for the youth choir and played piano. Edwin Hawkins and Betty … Read more and listen Early in the Morning

Rain on Me

Holy Spirit, Rain on me! Pour on me! Drip-drop-drip-drop! Drip-drop-drip-drop! Jessie Obanner started this group in 1994 and recorded the album titled “Rain On Me”. It was a great start of a powerhouse unit of young people and musicians ready to take on the world. The choir would rehearse all day and later go to … Read more and listen Rain on Me